Mya, Alinah, Jenissa, Andrea, Martin, Matthew, and Damian are ready to find their forever family. Although they have individual interests, they enjoy many activities together such as playing with toys, enjoying the outdoors, and visiting parks. The children enjoy celebrating all occasions, have a fun time together on trips to the beach and zoo, and love competing with one another in bowling. Martin and Matthew are the youngest of the group and spend a lot of time with their oldest sister, Mya. Mya takes care of them and guides them through their daily activities. Alinah, Jenissa, and Andrea have a close bond and usually help Mya with caring for Martin and Matthew. Damien is the oldest in the group and shows his emotions by smiling when he hears his sibling’s voices. Mya, Alinah, Jenissa, Andrea, Martin, and Matthew are close to one another and can usually be found entertaining each other with games and activities.
"I like to listen to music."
Damian is an adorable, happy teen. Damian’s face lights up and his eyes open wide when he listens to Spanish music. Damian's eyes also light up when he is among his siblings and those that care for him. Damien appears to remember them and know they are his family. Damian enjoys being around his siblings and enjoys the attention they give him. Damien likes to celebrate all holidays and spending time with others. He also enjoys spending time outdoors when the weather is nice.
Damian’s forever family needs to be experienced in caring for a child with medical needs. The family will need to allow nurses, therapists, and other professional into their home to care for him. Because of his conditions, Damian will have lifelong medical needs. His caregivers need to have medical knowledge and be willing to learn the appropriate manner to best care for him. The family will need access to resources and be a strong advocate to ensure his needs are met. Damian will benefit from a family where at least one parent is able to be his primary caregiver for most of the time when he is not attending school. He requires a loving, stable family who will nurture him. Damian will benefit from parents that are able to meet his needs primarily at home, and have good community support and schools. He needs consistency in location of activities such as sleeping, feeding and playtime. Damian requires stability and security to thrive. He will benefit from a family who will include him in all family activities as he enjoys being around others.
"Join me outdoors."
Mya is a sweet and quiet child, but opens up and becomes talkative once she becomes comfortable with others. Mya enjoys playing on her tablet and has fun playing with her toys. She also enjoys watching television and playing outdoors with her siblings. Some of her other interests include, long drives to the beach, window shopping, and visiting local flea markets. Mya is working on her behavior when she becomes frustrated as she prefers to be loving and affectionate towards her caregivers and her sisters. Mya is interested in swimming, dancing, and kickboxing. Mya likes to color, complete art projects, read, spend time at the park, and participate in outings. She has a fun time celebrating holidays and being active in church.
Mya prefers to be adopted by a two-parent household. She needs a patient family who will provide her with guidance as works to develop appropriate ways to direct her emotions and changes in mood. Mya wants to be adopted with her siblings. She will benefit from a family who is active and will encourage her to participate in community activities, such as sports and swimming. Mya’s ideal family will provide her with a structured and stable environment. Her forever family needs to keep her focused and moving forward as she continues to develop positive social skills and work through her feelings.
"Join me outdoors."
Alinah is a happy and spunky child who is social with everyone she meets. She has an outgoing personality and her own personal style to go with it. She has a caring side and has a big heart for those who care for her. Alinah is vocal and able to verbalize her likes and dislikes. On occasion, she can get upset with her sisters when she becomes frustrated and is working on appropriate ways to redirect her emotions. She enjoys dancing, coloring, reading, and dressing up. Alinah also likes kickboxing, swimming and dancing her socks off! She hopes to one day be a cheerleader. Alinah’s favorite foods are pizza and tacos. She also enjoys attending church every week.
Alinah desires to be adopted by a two-parent family. She needs a patient family who will provide her with guidance as works to develop appropriate ways to direct her emotions and changes in mood. It is important for Alinah to be adopted with her siblings. She will benefit from a family who is active and will encourage her to participate in community activities. Alinah likes having fun, is respectful, and wears her heart on her sleeve. She needs a family that will provide her with a structured and stable home. Alinah will benefit from a family who will keep her focused and moving forward.
"Join me outdoors."
Jenissa is a reserved child who tends to play more often with her younger siblings than her older ones. There are times when she quarrels with her siblings, but she loves them very much. Jenissa is working on expressing herself emotions in positive ways when she becomes upset. Jenissa likes playing outside and attending church. She also enjoys singings, dancing, and loves playing at the park with her siblings. Some of her other interests include coloring, reading, art, and singing. Jenissa takes care of her room and is respectful of others. Jennisa favorite food is pizza. Others describe Jenissa as a jokester and indicate she enjoys making people laugh.
Jenissa wants to be adopted by a loving, two-parent family along with her siblings. She will benefit from a family who is active and will encourage her to pursue her hobbies and interests. She will benefit from a family that will promote and encourage her talents while providing her with a structured and stable environment. Jenissa's ideal forever family will keep her focused and assist her in developing positive social skills.
"Strike a pose!"
Andrea is easy-going, talkative, and a happy child. She is vocal and able to verbalize her likes and wants. Others describe Andrea as having a bold and daring personality. She loves playing with her Barbie dolls and with her sisters. Andrea is working on learning ways to control her emotions when she becomes frustrated and upset. Some of Andrea’s favorite past times include, singing and dancing. Andrea enjoys dressing up and posing for photos. She likes to stand out in a crowd and receive attention. Andrea also enjoys running, playing outside, and dancing with her sisters. Andrea hopes to own her own pet one day.
Andrea would like to be adopted by a two-parent household who will be patient while she works on positive ways to express her frustrations. Andrea wants to be adopted with her siblings. She will benefit from a family who is active and will encourage her. She also needs a family that will provide her with a structured and stable environment. Andrea's forever family will need to keep her focused and moving forward as she continues to develop positive social skills.
"Want to join me at the park?"
Martin has a fun and loud personality. He can often be found playing with his brother and usually has a big smile on his face. He is a playful, little boy and shows affection his to all of his siblings. Martin likes to flip through books, color, and play with all types of toys. He enjoys playing outdoors, riding his bike, watching television, dancing, and laughing at funny movies. Martin also enjoys participating in church youth groups and singing with them. Martin has also expressed interest learning on his tablet as well as an interest and curiosity in playing computer games.
Martin desires to be adopted by a two-parent household along with his siblings. He will benefit from a family who is active and will encourage him to participate in community activities such as track, soccer, and baseball. Martin likes having fun, is respectful, and enjoys singing. His ideal family will provide him with a structured and stable environment.
"Want to join me at the park?"
Matthew is sweet and shy, but tends to warm up within a couple of minutes of meeting someone. He is an energetic and dynamic child who likes to run and have fun. Matthew enjoys playing around with his siblings, playing with his toy cars, being outdoors, and flipping through books. Some of Matthew’s other interests and hobbies include, playing with animals, coloring, completing arts and crafts, and playing video and computer games. Matthew’s caregivers state he has a good appetite and often eats anything that is given to him. Matthew enjoys attending family gatherings, going to church, and celebrating holidays and special occasions.
Matthew desires to be adopted by a two-parent household along with his siblings. He will benefit from a family who is active and will encourage him to participate in activities such as soccer or baseball. He needs a family who will provide an environment with structure and stability.
Mya, Alinah, Jenissa, Andrea, Martin, Matthew, and Damian need a patient and loving family that will be dedicated to them. The children require on-going supervision, structure, and daily encouragement. They wish for a family that is active and can provide them with activities they are interested in. They all hope for a family that is committed and will provide them with a loving and stable home.
Child is under Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.