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Wednesday's Child - More Than A Decade In Foster Care

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They have special needs but 16-year-old Belinda and her older sister Caroline say that does not mean they have problems. We first met them two years ago when they talked about the long and heartbreaking wait for a forever family. They have been waiting over 10 years for a permanent home.

Belinda is outgoing and fun loving. She usually has a big smile on her face.

"Tell me some of the things that you like to do. Go shopping, go out to eat. Anything else special? Play basketball", said Belinda.

Caroline is the oldest and she's quiet.. She analyzes everything and gently tries to give Belinda advice.

"I've had a, we've had a hard past and I want her to like, I don't want her to like act on it. I want her to do right from wrong", Caroline said.

Caroline is in a wheelchair due to problems with her feet. She has arthritis. She says some of her friends are understanding while others are not so supportive.

"I'm just stressed. I'm stressed out because my family is falling apart and I don't like it", said Caroline.

Belinda and Caroline say they want to be adopted together by a family who is kind and does not fight.

To learn more about adoption through the Department of Human Services, call the Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-821-9157.

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