9-year-old Asia, 11-year-old Robert look for a family of their own

A Place to Call Home: Asia and her brother Robert search for a family of their own

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- May is National Foster Care month, and each week THV11 is featuring Arkansas children who are up for adoption.

We are partnered with Arkansas Department of Human Services to meet these children and share their precious stories. This week, if you are ready to adopt and are eager for big fun and a grand adventure, Asia and Robert are the perfect children for you.

Tucked away in the back of Altitude Trampoline Park, deep inside the foam pit, you would never have a clue that these two children have lived anything other than an ordinary life.

“Jumped, did flips, and ran in the pit!” Asia says, describing the fun she is having this day.

“I liked dodge ball,” Robert shares.

With their coke-flavored ices, compliments of the park, 9-year old Asia and her 11-year old brother Robert have lived extraordinary lives. 

“Coca cola! It tasted like the coldest drink in town!” Asia says.

Extraordinary.  But not in the sense you may think.  It’s the fact they’ve survived neglect and abuse few of us can ever imagine.  On top of that, they were once adopted, then given back to DHS. Yet they never stop smiling, hopping, and laughing.  And they know exactly what they want a family to do for them.

“Give us food, give us clothes, give us toys,” Asia says.

“She’s all about toys,” Robert says.  “I’m all about video game.”

They both love recess and reading.  Asia likes to write.  Robert likes science.  Their bond is unbreakable, and they desperately want to stay together.

“I want a puppy or dog in the house.  I want a little sister, not a big sister that bosses me around all day,” Asia shares.

They are friendly, faultless children, looking for a new and different kind of extraordinary, something they’ve never before had. A family and a place to call home.

Asia and Robert were both unguarded during our shoot and eager to play, laugh and have fun. Huge thanks to Altitude Trampoline Park for the fun afternoon.

If you'd like to know more about these children or any state foster child up for adoption, click on the Arkansas Department of Human Services adoption website.

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