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Brothers Wilbur and David wait for a forever home

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - They're two brothers who are the same age, but who aren't twins. Wilbur and David, two boys, are waiting to bring their infectious giggles and laughter into a forever home. 

These seven-year-old brothers like to play tricks on people, during the one month out of every year when they're the same age.   

“They really enjoy that period of time where they get to be the same age. They're about 11 months apart but they really enjoy when they both can say, I'm 7 and I'm 7 and everyone asks, are you twins? And they say no. So they really get to mess with people's minds on that,” said protective services worker, Crystal Irving.

These brothers have been in and out of the foster care system for the past four years, but remain so resilient. 

“These children have been through a lot in their short lives,” said Irving. “The things that they've gone through already, it amazes me how resilient they are and the fact they can laugh together and still play together and still get joy out of life.”

One big plus is they can't remember a time when they haven't had each other. 

The boys love to play sports and their favorites are soccer and swimming. They also like to sing, but did do some cute negotiating first when I asked them to perform. 

Wilbur and David are a joy to be around.

“A lot of hugs, a lot of laughter together, they really enjoy playing together,” added Irving.
Their giggles are infectious and the family that adopts them is sure to have a house full of laughter.

“They're actually really good listeners. They follow instructions really well. Of course they have their sibling rivalry, but what brothers this close in age don't,” Irving said.

These brothers, in the first and second grades, are fortunate to be living together in a loving foster home.

“They're both developmentally on target and they're both doing really well in school,” said Irving.

But what they need is a forever home. 

“The children have been through a lot, but they're really great kids,” Irving noted. “It's not their fault that they've been in this system for so long. They just need a permanent home, someone who's going to commit to them, be active with them, help them grow and develop and become the model citizens that we know they can be.”

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

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