Today in America, children in foster care wait an average of five years to be adopted -- a lifetime to a child.
Sometimes the court system can be slow, and foster care social workers don't have time to actively recruit adoptive families, that's where "Wendy's Wonderful Kids" comes in.
It's a parternership between the dave thomas foundation for adoption and volunteers of america, and KSLA is pleased to be playing a role in the Ark-La-Tex.
Today we introduce you to two sisters -- 13 year old Tamika and 10-year-old Jacke.
You could say Tamika is the shy soft spoken one, and Jacke is the talker with a ton of energy. While Tamika may not say much, her foster mother says she is a hard worker. Jacke describes herself as the artist, and is really excited about making honor roll this year.
The girls' foster mother says the ideal family would be a two-parent house hold. These girls need a lot of love and encouragement...
"You'll have to be patient with them because they both have learning disabilities and be able to spend a lot of time with them," says their foster mother.
Both girls show lots of promise; and in the right home these girls will prosper.