"We're just some brothers who want to do things together like families do."
Jacob, the eldest of the four brothers, is described as the most shy of the group. He will initially be standoffish when meeting new people and takes time to warm up. Dyllan, the second eldest, is the most level-headed of the group. Some may call him the lead decision maker, as his brothers will often trust his instincts the most. Cory, the third brother, is often mistaken as the youngest. This doesn't really bother him though because he is busy forging his own path. Cory is not afraid to speak his mind and let his opinions be known. Dustin, the youngest brother, is often the most animated of the bunch. He doesn't mind being the clown to break the tension in the group. As a group, they have a deep bond. When these boys have decided they are committed to you, they will not hold back their love and affection for you. Jacob, Dyllan, Cory and Dustin care deeply for each other.
"I like to play with Pokémon cards and video games. I also like to draw and go fishing. I want to be with my brothers."
Jacob likes to draw, work on puzzles, and watch cartoons on TV. When outdoors, he enjoys playing basketball. Jacob needs a family who will be dedicated to his educational needs. He responds well to having a team as a support system. Jacob's favorite foods include burgers and ice cream. He's the perfect grilling-out buddy for summers. Like many teenagers, Jacob likes to play with tablets and electronics, as they can be a nice distraction. However, Jacob is also an avid outdoorsman and loves to be in nature hunting and fishing. While Jacob could lead you as a fishing guide around his favorite spots, he has had limited his opportunities to hunt and he will need the very structured guidance to develop safe hunting practices while learning to respect the land. Jacob responds positively when being redirected.
Jacob will respond best to a family who already has a well-established connection within themselves which he can meld into. He will require parents who are firm and patient. Jacob will do best with a two-parent family structure. Jacob has shown a strong desire to have a loving mother and father to guide him and his brothers and care for them. The family must be willing to continue nurturing the connection the brothers’ share and help them establish normalcy in what to expect from a sibling bond. Jacob is open to having other siblings and pets in the home. Jacob and his brothers each have their own academic needs and will benefit from someone who has experience in identifying and assisting to improve those needs.
"I like to play sports, ride my bike and fish. I'd like to live somewhere where we could do fun things often."
Dyllan likes to be part of a team and will meld naturally into a well-structured family setting. He has had the opportunity to be a part of the workgroup through his current home. This means he gets to work throughout summer and during school breaks completing fixer-upper and cleaning duties. He likes the opportunity to earn his own money while being outdoors and working with his hands. Some of the more specific tasks completed during workgroup include hauling brush, learning to work with small construction tools, and completing repair projects in the cabins or around the property such as with fencing. Dyllan is described as the steady one of the group. He tends to be more level headed when making decisions. He tries his best to consider everyone and come to a compromise. Dyllan is also described as a sweetheart and will welcome you with a big hug when he sees you.
Dyllan will respond best to a strongly connected family with a patient father and mother figure as heads of the household. He has shown a strong desire to have a loving mother and father to guide them and care for them. He and his brothers are continuously learning how to understand and connect to each other as a team. He is open to having other siblings and pets in his forever home. Dyllan and his brothers each have their own academic needs and will benefit from someone who has experience in identifying and assisting to improve those needs.
"I know a lot about the weather and natural disasters. I'd like to pursue a career in that or in law enforcement."
Cory can be described as the old soul of the group. He enjoys reading newspapers and can often talk at length about current events. Cory also enjoys reading comic books, and enjoys the colors in the comics as well. He would love to have a dad or uncle to go trolling through vintage comics with. Cory enjoys playing video games, building with Legos, and watching cartoons in his spare time. Cory can be quite the homebody, keeping himself busy around the house with his own little projects, but he does enjoy outings in the community. One of his favorite places to go is the zoo and he requests a trip there as often as possible. Cory also likes to walk through museums. Cory describes himself as a "classic" guy. One of his tell-tale markers that this is true is his affinity for The Star Spangled Banner.
A family with a well-established connection to each other with a patient father and mother figure are the best fit for Cory and his siblings. When asked what his forever family looks like, Cory has said it definitely has a mom and a dad. He is also open to having other siblings in the home and wouldn't mind pets, as long as they don't eat his Lego's. He and his brothers are continuously learning how to understand and connect to each other as a team. It will be imperative their family continue to strengthen that connection. Cory and his brothers each have their own academic needs and will benefit from someone who has experience in identifying and assisting to improve those needs.
"I like playing with video games and going to fun new places."
Dustin enjoys watching cartoons and playing age-appropriate video games. If not watched closely, he’ll stay in the same spot watching TV all day long. He also has a knack for electronics. However, once he gets outside, it’s hard to slow him down. Dustin is a very active child and one of his favorite things to do outside is to ride his scooter. He likes to be a daredevil while trying out new tricks on his scooter. Dustin can be quite outgoing. He says his favorite time of day in lunchtime. Dustin LOVES cheeseburger day in the school cafeteria and will can eat his weight in them. Dustin can be quite caring of those he is particularly fond of. Dustin really enjoys attending church services regularly.
Dustin will do best in a home with a family who has a well-established connection. He will need to be a part of a home where the parents are leaders and act as a team to provide guidance and nurturing. When raising this group of boys, their family will need to be able to model patience to help the boys in learning to develop patience of their own. He and his brothers are continuously learning how to understand and connect to each other as a team. The ideal family for Dustin and his siblings will be encouraging in continuing to develop and strengthen their connection. The boys are open to having other siblings and pets in the home. The brothers have each have their own academic needs and will benefit from someone who has experience in identifying and assisting to improve those needs, as well as reaching out within the community, to continue to work towards their educational goals.
The family best suited to care for these brothers will have a well-established bond amongst themselves. Whether the family has existing children in the home or not, their parents need to present as a team. A patient father and mother figure will do best, as the boys are a rambunctious group being as they are so close in age. The brothers have shown a strong desire to have a loving mother and father to guide and care for them. The siblings have come a long way in developing a healthy relationship with each other and are continuously learning how to understand and connect to each other, even when they may be upset with one another. Their ideal family will need to continue developing this connection and encourage communication amongst them.
Children are under Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.