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Gift Of Love: Jaylon, Jaycie, Braelee, and Gracie

They would make an instant family. 4 children, packed full of energy. They're active, that's for sure, but these siblings have a lot of love to give.

They've been in foster care since 2006, removed because of a history of drug use by their mother. Here's their story in KLTV 7's Gift Of Love report.


It's a big day, at the Little Gym in Tyler for these 4 siblings.

All four children have been placed in the same foster home and they're hoping to stay together in a forever family.

"They interact so well together and I know that any of them would be devastated if they were separated from their brothers and sisters," said Paul Cocklin, their CPS caseworker.

First, there's Jaylon. He's 7.

"I like to play basketball...ride my bike outside and skate."

"Jaylon is just a ball of energy. He loves to joke around. He loves to make people laugh. He is kind of the leader of the kids as the oldest," said Cocklin.

And, he keeps a close eye on his little sister Jaycie, who's 5.

"Sometimes he's nice to me. He's nice to you. Sometimes. And when we swim he plays with me. That's nice," says Jaycie.

"She loves to play dress up. Play with dolls, anything that's kind of girlie. Anything she has to get dressed up for she enjoys doing," said Cocklin.

"What's your favorite color?"

"Pink."

Next in line is 3 year old Braelee. She wasn't too sure what to think about a TV crew in her play area.

"I think she saw the camera and got a little freaked out by just the camera itself....Generally, Brealee loves to be in the center of things. She's always fighting for your attention over her brother and sisters."

And then there's 2 year old Gracelyn, or Gracie, as they call her. She's got bright red hair and a personality to match.

"She is what I would describe as fearless. She will go anywhere do anything and jump on anything."

All three girls follow closely behind their big brother. It's hoped they will follow his lead when it comes to adoption as well.

"He understands that he's going to get a new family. We've talked about that before. And his biggest concern is he is ready to meet his new family," said Cocklin.

And ready, for the Gift of Love.

If you'd like more information on this sibling group, call our Gift of Love hotline, toll-free, 1-888-KIDS-275.

Gillian Sheridan, Reporting gsheridan@kltv.com

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