YouthLaw.org reports: “While there is little national data on siblings in foster care, estimates indicate that well over half of children in foster care nationwide have one or more siblings also in care.
Some sources state that as many as 75 percent of these foster children are placed apart from one or more of their siblings.”
Kane, 8, and his big sister Carly, 12, are just one pair of siblings in Oklahoma City’s foster care system — but in separate homes. They’re hoping someone out there will adopt them together and give them the love and care they deserve.
The Department of Human Services took custody of Kane and Carly over two years ago. They’ve been bouncing from one home to another ever since and long for a sense of comfort and stability under the same roof.
While Carly loves reading graphic novels, Kane loves playing football and has dreams of becoming a professional running back.
More than anything, however, they love the brief times they get to spend with one another; Kane and Carly are allowed to visit each other twice a month.
Kane says all he wants is to be closer to Carly and that he loves her “more than the universe.”
If you’d like any information about adopting Carly and Kane, please call Tom Peterson at 405-325-9398.
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