SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - There's an urgent need to find a forever family for three local foster children.
The siblings are living with one foster family right now, but that's only a temporary placement. This trio is hoping to find a forever home, before they're split up in the foster system once again.
Ten-year-old Kaelani, seven-year-old Kamryn and their five-year-old brother Jerson have spent the past year getting reacquainted, after being separated for a time while in foster care.
“For the last year, they've learned how to live together, get along and love each other. Now they have each other and we don't have them to lose that, that's one of the hardest things. I don't want them to lose that,” said Protective Services Worker, Rhonda Felder.
Their foster mom, who's a grandmother of four, says it would be heartbreaking to see these children torn apart again.
“If I wasn't older than dirt, they wouldn't be going anywhere, I would keep them. I love them with all my heart,” she said.
And she's hoping there's one forever family out there, willing to give this trio the unconditional love and stability they deserve.
“They need someone with a huge heart. They don't have to have a huge home or a lot of money. The kids love their time, Jerson would love to sit and read for hours,” continued Felder. “Since he's learned to read, that's all he wants to do. Or someone who will run with him. He has running club, he runs every day. He would get up at 5 in the morning and run with you.”
All three children are successful students with a wide range of interests. Kamryn likes to attend school and the hobbies that go along with school. Cami loves going camping and swimming. Kaelani likes music and loves to dance and play the guitar. She loves all types of music and likes to sing.
Their social worker says Keilani also takes her job as big sister very seriously.
“Kaelani is 10 and she's very mature for her 10 years,” added Felder. “She makes sure the kids, Kamryn and Jerson's homework is done and she helps them with her homework, and she does whatever she can to help her younger sister and brother.”
But it's time now for Kaelani, and her siblings, to just be kids as part of a forever family that can guide and support them.
“I'm praying that there's someone out there that would take all three of them. I would like them to stay together, because they need each other,” added Felder.
If you are interested in adopting or becoming a foster family, please call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U.
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