This sibling group is a bundle of energy! Each kid has their own personality traits but they also have a few things in common: like the fact that they all eat a ton! Their Child-Specific Recruiter, Stephanie, notes that they are really cute to watch as “they all sit around in the home and chat with each other, kind of like a group of old friends reminiscing over coffee.”
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Emmanuel is the oldest at 7 years old. He takes his role as big brother seriously, and is always looking out for his sisters. He is a leader who is very observant and has a great memory. He remembers people he meets and makes friends easily. “He is really energetic and imaginative; he is good at playing by himself because of his ability to make up entire stories from scratch,” Stephanie shares. He is a bundle of energy, but there is one thing that keeps his attention rapt—Jenga! He spent 45 minutes playing with Stephanie during one of their last visits and was very intent to use his “ninja skills” to carefully pull out each piece. He also has big dreams of being a scientist when he grows up.
Angelina, the middle child, is a proud 5-year-old girl who smiles, and talks, all of the time. When she initially entered recruitment, she didn’t talk a lot. Since then she’s been attending a speech program and gladly pronounces to Stephanie, “I’m five!” with all five fingers held up on one hand. Angelina had also never swung on a swing before. She was so scared to try it, but during their meeting Stephanie held the ropes for a long time to help her feel comfortable. After some coaching and safely testing the waters, Angelina became more and more brave and was soon swinging on her own like a champ with a huge grin. “She’s just an absolute joy to be with,” says Stephanie.
At 3 years old, Maria is the youngest. Maria loves to play and bounce around the house. “She’s such a spunk,” Stephanie exclaims. She’s also very excited about going to preschool. Stephanie visited them on her first day and Maria came running up to her yelling “I got a pack-pack! I got a pack-pack!” while waving her back pack around. Similarly, she was very eager to show off their Christmas decorations. Maria is very receptive to attention and affection from adults, “She would also goof around by making faces and raising her eyebrows at me during our visit,” Stephanie remembers.
Angelina and Maria are both girly-girls who love to pick out cute, matching outfits. They also like to do many things together and share well—for instance, they each have to sit on one of Stephanie’s knees when she visits them.
We are looking for a committed, energetic and patient family that can provide a loving and supportive home for all three siblings.
Details to Note
Ideally, their adoptive family will be located in the Twin Cities. This is not a requirement, though their adoptive family should live in Minnesota. Families should be open to maintaining contact between this trio and their older siblings.
The majority of costs to Minnesota clients adopting a child under Minnesota state guardianship are covered by a contract with the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
LEARN MORE ABOUT Emmanuel, Angelina & Maria
If you would like to know more about these siblings, please contact Stephanie Coleman by email ([email protected]) or phone (651-255-2233). Families may have to provide certain documentation to receive full information.
MEET OTHER WAITING CHILDREN
During December we are advocating for twelve children and sibling groups who currently wait for families. We appreciate any time you take to get to know these children and consider whether your family, or a family you know, could be theirs.Meet the 12 Waiting Children of December