It's hard to believe, but at any given time there are as many as 250 children in Georgia in need of a place to call home. This week we've been introducing the special people who have taken in some of these children. But as we continue our special assignment Connecting with Kids, we put a face on some special young people.
Actually thee faces. It's a group of siblings who have tried just about everything to find a permanent home. They have been around the state meeting prospective parents and telling their story on several different television stations, but so far they haven't found anyone who's willing to take all of them.
So we're hoping for a miracle for these remarkable young people who could really use a break.
Social worker Sandra Morgan told us, "Sonya, Angel and Jamalcom are really the greatest in my eyes. There's never a dull moment when you're around them. Yet they are always very well behaved. They have very good manners, interesting and just a delight to be around."
Angel, 14, Jamalcom, 9, and Sonya, 16, remain on a mission, praying for a loving family to take them in.
"I would like a nice family that would treat me like I am their child," said Sonya.
"It's important to me because I don't want to be separated from my brother and sister," said Angel.
Jamalcom told us it's important they stay together "so we won't forget each other."
They entered the foster care system four years ago. They have been luckier than most siblings. The Department of Family and Children Services was able to find a family that would take all three, but it hasn't been easy being away from the rest of their family, especially their mother who gave them up.
"Most of the time I stay in the room by myself and think about how my family was," said Angel.
These young people also admit they do a lot of worrying and praying about what will happen now that they are free for adoption. For more than a year now, they have been available for permanent placement, but so far no one has come forward willing or able to take all three.
"We really want to reach out to people who have big hearts and big homes, because this sibling group would really make a ready made family," said social worker Morgan.
They are wonderful children, so we're hoping someone in our area will consider giving them the home they so desperately need and deserve. If you would like to learn more about them, or how you can become a foster or adoptive parent, call (912) 651-KIDS or (877) 210-KIDS.
And tomorrow we'll meet another very special family who's taken in several foster children through the years and are now planning to open a home for orphans in Darien.