Siblings Want to Share Love

Five year old Betty and three year old Austin play well together. Betty is pretty protective of her little brother. "He just likes to watch cartoons and he likes to play with toys," says Betty in a soft voice. Betty, on the other hand, likes to play with Barbie dolls and legos. She also loves riding her bike and playing soccer. "They are such good kids. They are obedient. They are precious. They are easy to take care of, I can't see any big challenge at all for a family," says their Foster Mom, Carolyn Glass. These children were removed from their home because of sexual abuse. It caused Betty to be initially shy around strangers until she feels safe. Once she warms up, her personality is sweet. "Betty is delightful and has a sense of humor. She cracks me up." Glass goes on to say, "She'll come in from school and tell me a joke and start laughing, and I start laughing, and then she'll say, 'I just don't get it.'" Austin is an active and good natured child who enjoys attention. Glass explains, "He babbles and talks all the time. He's just a doll. He just gets me to laughing. He's a very happy child, has bright beautiful eyes, he's just lovable and gives you hugs. Austin is very mobile but, because of developmental delays, he's not very verbal. "He's three, but he's more on the level of a one year old instead of 3 year old as far as his speech, and maybe a two year old with his play." Glass adds, "He's come a long way from when I first got him two years ago." Both of these youngsters enjoy school. In fact, just mention school and Betty lights up. "In school we color, trace lines, and cut out things," says Betty enthusiastically. These siblings share a close bond and can't wait to share the Gift of Love. "Betty is so excited about having a brand new Mommy and Daddy. She says I hope they adopt me," says Glass. Two young lives in need of loving parents, and a place to call home. Glass pleads, "Please, if there is someone out there that has a heart and a home these are your kids, they're precious."

If you'd like to know more about Betty and Austin, or about the adoption process, call our Gift of Love hotline. The toll-free number is 1-888-kids-275.