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7/4/07 - Tyler, Texas

Gift of Love: 4 Adorable Siblings Make An Instant Family

It's a picture day at Oopsa Daisy Portraits in Tyler. Inside 10 year old Isaiah and his 6 year old sister Sha'kayla pose for the camera. They are awaiting the arrival of their two brothers whom they haven't seen in a year. They've been separated in two different foster homes, far apart.

"It's sad to be with the group not to be with your own brothers and sisters," says Isaiah.

Then, a short time later, they are reunited for the afternoon. "I like to visit my brothers," says Sha'kayla with a soft, sweet voice.

"We got to take a picture with each other and see each other. I miss seeing each other every day," says big brother Corderius.

These siblings were removed from their home about 3 years ago. "Their basic daily care was so neglectful that they had to be placed in foster care to insure their safety," explains Laurie Sutton White, a caseworker with Child Protective Services.

Foster care has actually given them back their security and stability. "They give us good food to eat and clothes to wear and they take us out to eat," says Joemorian.

Corderius is the leader of the group and the big brother. He's 11. "I like to go shopping. I like to go outside. I like to ride my bike. I like to play football, basketball and skate," he says.

Next in line, Isaiah. He likes attention and girls. "Long time ago when girls start calling me handsome, that's when I started acting shy."

Then there's 7 year old Joemorian. "I don't get in trouble at all at school. I have good days."

And rounding out the group is Sha'kayla. She's the princess, make that winking princess. "I love my brothers."

Laurie says, "These children need a lot of patience but they all have such wonderful personalities that these children are going to give a family a lot of love. They have a lot of love to give and with the right environment I think they would do very well together."

And staying together is their top priority. "We always play together and if someone is mad they say what's wrong and then they make them happy," says Isaiah.

"It would be nice if we didn't have to drive a long way to see each other," says Corderius.

Joemorian sums it up by simply saying, "I want a forever family."

A forever family where they can grow up together and never be separated again.

If you'd like to know more about these four siblings call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free,          1-888-kids-275. 

Gillian Sheridan reporting.

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