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Wednesday's Child - Jarard, Tumarro, Oktavia, and Julian

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By Maggie Wade - bio| email

FLOWOOD, MS (WLBT) - At one time it was unusual to have sibling groups looking for permanent homes. In the last few years it has become a trend.

 More sisters and brothers hoping to grow up together.

This week on Wednesday's Child we have a sibling group of four who have been featured for the last two years and they are still waiting for their forever family.

Bowling has become a favorite sport for 15 year old Tumarro, 13 year old Oktavia, 10 year old Julian and 16 year old Jarard.

Jarard did not want to be interviewed for the segment.

But he did say he has to make sure his little sisters and brother are taken care of.

"My older brother Jarard he means a lot to me. He's like, he's like my dad pretty much. He takes care of me and .. Like my dad", Oktavia said.

"My big brother Jarard you know he's laid back most of the time but he loves sports, he's very active", Tumarro said.

"They love me, they take care of me, they watch my back. They help me out when I'm mad or sad", Julian said.

We first met the children a year ago on Oktavia's 12th birthday.

Her wish then and now is to have a permanent place to call home.

"I want a family that will take care of us and just like a really good family but the main important thing is for us all to stay together", Oktavia said.

Julian is the youngest but he says it is fun to compete with his sisters and big brother.

"I love sports, football and baseball. Well you're good at bowling. Do you bowl a lot? Often", said Julian.

Tumarro says they have learned the importance of family and of holding on to each other in the toughest times.

"I think I'm ready, I think me and my family are ready to settle down", Tumarro said.

To learn more about adoption, call the Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-821-9157.

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