Siblings Jorge, Andres, and Rosa are three adoring and vivacious children who are in critical need of a loving, and committed adoptive family. Nevertheless, each one of them is still just a child who desperately wants to have a family who will love them unconditionally.
Jorge is the oldest of his siblings. He has a sweet round face and big brown eyes that radiate his caring nature. Jorge is a very personable child with a good sense of humor and easygoing personality. He possesses many of the typical traits that are inherit with being the oldest child: conservative, cautious, protective, and responsible, but he does need occasional reminders that he is also a child so he does not need to worry about caring for his younger siblings.
Jorge is also a very intuitive and bright child who loves to share all of trivia knowledge. He enjoys reading books, going to the library and telling jokes. Jorge’s favorite pastime activity is electronic gaming but he is increasingly becoming more active outdoors now that he has learned to ride a bike.
Andres is the middle child. Andres has a slender build but shares the same sweet round face and big brown eyes of his siblings. Andres is described as being outgoing, full of energy and enjoys outdoor activities. Although Andres is highly adventurous, he is still reluctant to venture into new places or activities without Jorge at his side. Andres is also affectionate and is described as being a “big love bug”. He is very thoughtful of others and eager to be helpful.
Andres enjoys riding his bike, playing baseball, basketball and he loves making tracks the dirt fields where he can play with his dump truck. Andres has a great imagination and will use whatever is in his environment for his props.
Rosa is the youngest of her siblings. She has a sweet smile with big brown eyes that light up her small round face. Rosa has a very cheery disposition and a friendly outgoing personality. She is described as being a social butterfly because she enjoys the social interaction and loves participating in activities.
Rosa enjoys playing with her neighbor friends who are close in age. She enjoys jumping on the trampoline, riding her bike, playing flash card games and any other fun activity that is going on around her.
Jorge, Andres and Rosa are all developmentally on track with no special needs or medical diagnosis.
Jorge is academically at grade level and is even in the accelerated reading group, he has no problems staying focused and on task and does well with a homework routine.
Andres has had the same struggles in school and will need structured assistance to ensure that his homework is completed.
Rosa had been attending Head Start this past school year and her teacher reported that she was progressing with no mention of concerns. She knows a few letters, is attentive and likes to do her homework. She especially enjoys tracing letters and coloring.
All the children share a healthy and loving bond. They do have their bouts of sibling rivalry that are typical and expected for children at their age, but overall, they get along better than the average.
Jorge has been in counseling for over a year so he’s had emotional supports in place to see him through some very difficult losses but also to help prepare him for future life transitions. His counselor shares that he is making good progress and reports no concerns.
Andres likes to test the limits most out of all his siblings. Andres has symptoms characteristic of attention difficulties and high energy so he requires additional individual attention to ensure that he is kept focused and on task.
Andres has been seeing the same counselor as his brother for over a year. He’s had the same emotional supports in place to see him through some very difficult losses and is being prepared for the next transition in near future. His counselor feels he too is making great progress and will continue to monitor his attention difficulties.
Considering the significant losses that these children have recently endured, they seem to be managing to coping exceptionally well.
Jorge, Andres, and Rosa need adoptive parents who are committed to providing them the unconditional love, support and guidance that all children deserve. They need a home where there will have the routine, structure and stability to feel secure so they can form healthy attachments to their caregivers. Their adoptive parents need to be willing to be active participants in their counseling and invested in meeting their individual emotional needs for time and attention.
The children have regularly been attending church in the foster home that they are currently in. Prior to that, they had no religious affiliation. In their earlier lives and placements with maternal relatives, they were not provided the opportunity to learn about or experience their paternal Hispanic heritage. The children's cultural identity is something that should be recognized and embraced.
It’s the children’s preference to be placed with a two parent family who will allow them to have pets or who already have pets. Rosa expressed an interest in having a sister but Jorge and Andres didn’t have a preference. These children have endured their fair share of loss and most of all need stability.
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