Most of the children featured in Wednesday's Child are older, and considered harder to adopt. Even so, some are fortunate enough to find their forever family.
News Three's Crystal Galny sat down with CPS Adoption Prep Worker Sandra Olmos for an update on some Wednesday's Child success stories.
Q: We met Sherrie in 2008. She was a bright-eyed young girl who loved to sing. How is she doing today?
A: Sherrie is now 10 years old and she is still singing. We are in the process of getting her adopted. She is getting really close. A family has been selected and we plan on moving her very soon. She is going to have two older sisters. It is a placement out of state, but we believe this is going to be a great placement for her.
Q: In June 2009, Ky'Andre was a five-year-old who loved to bounce. How is he doing now?
A: Ky'Andre has started kindergarten this year and he is doing great.
Q: When Ky'Andre talked about his mom, he was actually referring to his foster mom. How is that going?
A: That is really a great story because his foster mom was not going to adopt the child. She was a foster mom. But when we placed him on Wednesday's Child, she fell so much more in love with him realizing that he may be gone. Now she is the one adopting him.
Q: When we met Joey in December 2009, he was an energetic, talkative five-year-old. How is he doing today?
A: Joey is doing wonderful. He is in a placement and in the process of being adopted.
Q: Joey was a little too young to understand adoption, but he said the sweetest thing during his interview. He said, "I just want somebody to play with me." Did Joey get someone to play with?
A: Joey did get a big brother and they are doing a great job playing with each other.
There are still many more children that need to be adopted. If you're interested in fostering or adopting a child, call 1-800-233-3405 or go to Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and click on Adoption and Foster Care.