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9/06/06 - Tyler

Gift of Love: Four Adorable Siblings

The story of four loving children, ready to make someone an instant family. These siblings are in foster care. Here's their story in KLTV 7's "Gift of Love" report.

Four adorable faces with hearts full of love. "Their interactions together are very wonderful to watch," says Kurtis Young, a caseworker with Lutheran Social Services.

They are bonded to each other, which is why it was so difficult when they were separated in two different foster homes; Terry, Natasha and Donald in one home and little Kellie by herself in another.

Kurtis says, "The entire way to Tyler they're like, 'Where's Kellie, where's Kellie. We're excited to see Kellie.' So they definitely miss their sister."

I asked Kellie, "Do you like to see your brothers and sister?" She says with a sweet voice, "Yes."

Terry is the oldest. "I'm in first grade. I'm 7. My birthday is August 15th."

As the big brother, Terry often plays the role of care taker. "When I grow up I want to be a solider."

Next in line, Natasha. "One, two, three, four, five, six," she says counting empty holes where once stood teeth. She is six years old.

"I'm in first grade. I like school," she says with a smile.

"Natasha is very affectionate and she loves hugs," says Kurtis.

Then we have Donald. Who's 4 and never meets a stranger. I asked him, "Do you know you're cute?" He replies with big blue eyes, "Yes, I am."

Kurtis says, "I just picked him up today from the school and all the teachers are like, 'Oh we love Donald.' He's definitely the charmer of the group."

And then there's Kellie who's three. She's a healthy, happy little girl who likes to sing, evident as she belts out, "E, I, E, I, O."

"Kellie is an absolute angel. She is the sweetest most affectionate child I have ever been around," says Elizabeth Sabella, Child Protective Services caseworker.

These siblings have been through a lot. They were removed from their home about a year ago because of abuse. Despite their past, they have a lot of love to give and they're ready to start over bringing new life to a family.

Elizabeth says, "It would definitely take a special family with a whole lot of energy and patience for four but I think it would be great and wonderful if all four could go somewhere together."

If you'd like to know more about Terry, Natasha, Donald and Kellie, call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-kids-275.

Gillian Sheridan reporting.

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