SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It's no easy task finding one family willing to adopt four children ages six to 12 in grades kindergarten through sixth.
But the four siblings featured in this Adopt 8 story are respectful, good students, great listeners, and get along so well. They're social worker says it would almost be like taking in two kids.
These siblings are hoping there's one forever family out there, willing to open their home and hearts to all four of them.
They had never before played a game of mini golf and were so excited to take on the Storybook Land Course at Boomers San Diego with the hopes that their own story will have a fairytale ending in the form of a forever family that can love and support them through life.
These four siblings have been in the foster care system for the past two years and in that time, 12-year-old Pedro and 10-year-old Ana have really stepped up and are always looking out for their two younger siblings seven-year-old Carmen and six-year-old Giovani.
“I want them to have a good life, and spend their time together,” said Pedro. “As long as Carmen and Giovani are together, I want them to see what it's like, I want them to become leaders.”
Pedro takes his job as big brother very seriously.
“I like to play video games, and when I do, I let them take turns with me, sometimes we color together and we always have each other's back,” said Pedro.
Both Pedro and Ana are wise beyond their years and realize how fortunate they are to be living together right now in a good foster home. But the goal is to find these children one forever family.
“Finding one family is okay as long as we stay together. I will really miss them if they get separated from me,”
“They've lived together most of their lives. Getting them into a home together is really important for me as a social worker,” said Christy Ramos. “Splitting them up would be horrible for them, so finding a home that would take all four and enjoy them and have fun, letting them grow up in that home is ideal for us.”
They have a special connection, having had to lean on each other so much. The younger ones really look up to their big sister and brother.
Their Court Appointed Special Advocate says just watching them interact is truly touching.
“Oh my gosh, they are adorable. The thing that strikes me most is how sweet they are to each other,” continued Virginia Fisher. “Just amazingly sweet to each other, very bonded. Easy to please, full of gratitude for anything and everything you're able to do. Absolutely adorable.”
They are good listeners who get along so well and all they need now is a forever home to complete their family.
“You've got two girls, two boys, they all love interacting with each other. They love each other. So, taking them in as a group would be easy. It would be an easy transition for them and wouldn't be too hard to keep them all together because they love each other.”
If you are interested in adopting or becoming a foster family, please call 1-877-I-ADOPT-U.
CBS News 8 would like to thank Boomers San Diego for hosting a fun day at the park and also photographer Shannon Owens for taking the Heart Gallery Photos featured in this story.
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