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Four siblings hoping to find one forever home

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    A local couple shares what being a foster family has meant to them. San Diego County has recognized them as exceptional foster parents, who have a "whatever it takes" attitude to give countless children a new start in life. 
    A local couple shares what being a foster family has meant to them. San Diego County has recognized them as exceptional foster parents, who have a "whatever it takes" attitude to give countless children a new start in life. 

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Four siblings say their foster parents will always have a special place in their hearts. These children are so grateful for their foster parents, who have given them opportunities they never even knew existed.

But it is time now for these siblings to find a forever home.

After a quick introduction and rundown of their favorite things to do, our conversations with Anessa, Jordan, Larry and Destiney became much more reflective, as 14-year-old Destiney talked about the wonderful things she, and her younger siblings enjoy these days, all thanks to their foster parents.

“My foster parents have given us a life that is so different from what we come from,” continued Destiney. “It has been a life that I am thankful for and I will honestly be sad to see them go because although they're not our birth parents they took us in as if we were their own.”

It's been two years since these brothers and sisters moved in with their foster parents Patricia and Pat, who the kids now call mom and dad. Destiney says meeting them was an incredible gift.

“Life before we met these people was sad. I'm glad we're no longer there,” she said.

She says they were lost, emotionally and physically, until their foster parents taught them to trust and gave them the unconditional love and guidance they'd never had. Larry also added that they helped him stay active and lose 100 pounds.

“People don't recognize him that knew him two years ago. They didn't recognize him, until he talks, they don't even know who it is,” said Patty.

“All we do is give the kids the opportunity, they're the ones that actually do it, so you have to give them all the credit really,” Pat added.

Larry says he used to get all F's and is now proud of his A's and B's.

Destiney says it makes a difference to have a supportive family.

“My grades at school, I never really cared about them because there was no one to care about how my grades were,” explained Destiney.

But now, with her foster parents' encouragement and advice, she knows she is in control of her own destiny.

What 14-year-old Destiney, 12-year-old Larry, nine-year-old Jordan and eight-year-old Anessa now need is a forever family.

“We're just too old. We would adopt these kids if we were younger we would adopt them, but it's not fair for them to be raised by us, especially, we'll be in our 70's when the little ones are teenagers,” said Patty and Pat.

Patty and Pat helped get these siblings on the right track and as these kids look ahead to a new life, with a new family, they say they will never forget their amazing foster family.

If you are interested in adopting or becoming a foster family, please call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U.

CBS News 8 would also like to thank Boomers San Diego for hosting a fun day at the park.

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