Arkansas Adoption: Siblings hoping to find a forever family

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    • D'nasia, D'yvion and Diamond
    • Diamond
    • D'yvion
    • D'nasia

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Often, adoption case workers say it is difficult to place sibling groups in permanent homes. There are several sibling groups among the nearly 500 children in state foster care, and DHS works to keep them together.

    Six-year-old Diamond, 4-year-old D'yvion, and 3-year-old D'nasia are siblings, and they've been in state care since October 2008.

    Like a lot of little girls, Diamond loves to play house, loves the color pink, and loves to play with her dolls. But her favorite role is that of big sister.

    "Bubba's pretending to be a daddy. I'm pretending to be the mommy. She's the baby," explains Diamond, as they play at The Wonder Place in Little Rock.

    The oldest of the three, Diamond easily takes charge, because it's what she's used to doing for the siblings she fiercely loves. Yet, when you ask her what it means to have a family, she shrugs her shoulders and says she doesn't know. The children want a family they can count on, and they desperately want to stay together.

    "They love each other," says Gloria Stevenson, an adoption worker with the Department of Human Services. "And that's why we want to keep them together, because siblings deserve to be with each other. That's the only bond they have at this point."

    All three children are active, love games and movies, and enjoy playing outside.

    D'yvion dreams of one day being a cowboy when he grows up. Diamond hopes she becomes a police officer. The youngest, D'nasia, is a sweet and loving little girl, and she loves playing with her baby dolls.

    "Are you ready for a home?" Stevenson asks Diamond. She nods with a smile.

    "I know there's a family out there waiting for these three. We just want them to call us, contact us, so we can give these kids some permanency."

    Special thanks to The Wonder Place for hosting the children and also giving them each a special toy.

    There are no costs associated with adopting a child in state care.  Click here for more information on adopting children in Arkansas foster care.

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