After years in foster care, teenage brothers hope family is still here

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We caught up with 14-year-old Dwayne and his 15-year-old brother Mark for the first time in 2020 just before the pandemic. Since then, the boys have gone through changes. They have grown. But their soft and light humor remains the same. “They both have great personalities, love to cut any chance they have, they have no problem meeting new people, I mean they have a good spirit,” said Ashton Wells, the one of the representatives from Kentucky. social service specialists. “I need to have a girlfriend,” joked Mark. His brother agreed. The two are still joking. But they are serious about finding an adoptive family. Those close to them said the family connection was important and if possible they would like to find relatives who would take them both. “Someone who will make the effort to get to know them and get on their level sometimes, and if they could do well together they would obviously like to be together. Since Dwayne is here with Mark, they have really bonded again and enjoy each other’s company,” Wells said. Mark said his favorite subject in school was math. “I get the honor roll,” he said. “I’m the smartest kid.” The brothers have been in the Kentucky child welfare system for years, but they still have hopes of finding a forever family. Personalities are still there, they’re definitely still very happy,” Wells said. Dwayne and Mark are among the 8% of children in Kentucky’s foster care system who live in a residential facility. If you want to know more about the boys, please read below. Visit here and complete the application form. You will see a green “Make a request” tab listed with the child’s story. If you have any questions or need assistance, you may call 1-800-232-KIDS (5437). You may contact 1-800-232 KIDS and advise Adoption Branch staff of your interest. . However, please visit here to find out how to become an approved adoptive parent. Once your fireplace study is complete and your fireplace is approved, you can file a formal application at that time.

We caught up with 14-year-old Dwayne and his 15-year-old brother Mark for the first time in 2020 just before the pandemic.

Since then, the boys have undergone changes. They have grown. But their soft and light humor remains the same.

“They both have great personalities, love to cut any chance they have, they have no problem meeting new people, I mean they have a good spirit,” said Ashton Wells, the one of Kentucky’s social service specialists.

“I need to have a girlfriend,” joked Mark. His brother agreed. The two are still joking. But they are serious about finding an adoptive family.

Those close to them said the family connection was important and if possible they would like to find relatives who would take them both.

“Someone who will make the effort to get to know them and get on their level sometimes, and if they could do well together they would obviously like to be together. Since Dwayne is here with Mark, they have really bonded again and enjoying each other’s company,” Wells said.

Mark said his favorite subject in school was math. “I get the honor roll,” he said. “I’m the smartest kid.”

The brothers have been in the Kentucky child welfare system for years, but they still hold out hope of finding a forever family.

“Even though they’ve been here so long, their personalities are still there, they’re definitely still very happy,” Wells said.

Dwayne and Mark are among the 8% of children in Kentucky’s foster care system who live in a residential facility.

If you want to know more about the boys, please read below.

Visit here and complete the application form. You’ll see a green “Take Survey” tab listed with the child’s story. If you have questions or need help, you can call 1-800-232-CHILDREN (5437).

You can contact 1-800-232 KIDS and notify Adoption Branch staff of your interest.

However, please visit here to learn how to become an approved adoptive parent. Once your home study is complete and your home is approved, you can submit a formal application at that time.

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