Children Are A Gift: Shyenne, Shelly, Shawana, and Samuel

Children Are A Gift: Shyenne, Shelly, Shawana, and Samuel

TYLER (KYTX) –  These four siblings are giddy with excitement when they see each other. "Lots of energy and when you put them all together the energy builds off each other," said Ashley Gipson with Child Protective Services.
They are split-up right now in three different foster homes but long to be together again in a forever family.

"Cause I love them," said 10-year-old Shyenne.  Her brother, Samuel, agreed saying staying with his sisters is important to him too because "he loves 'em."

Shyenne is the oldest. "I like art."  Gipson added, "She loves her barbies. Her favorite color of course is pink. She's just all about anything that's girly, girl."

Next is 9-year-old Shelly whose pretty easy to please. "I like to eat candy, play on the tire swing and play with my bubba and sissy."

"Shelly loves social studies and is doing great in school," said Gipson.

Next in line is the only boy of the bunch, 7-year-old Samuel. He's very protective of his sisters. I asked him, "What makes you happy?"  He quickly replied, "Everything!"

He's given some thought to where he'd like to grow up. "I want my family to have a hot tub, a pool, motorcycles, dirt bikes, 4-wheelers and everything but if all they have is love I'd be cool with it."

Then there's the youngest, 6-year-old Shawana. "She's the quiet one of the group.  Of course as the baby of the group she's used to everyone doing everything for her so we're working on her being a big girl," explained Gipson.

These siblings are eager for a forever family and someone to help them decide what they want to be when they grow up.

"I want to be a singer and a dancer," said Shyenne.  Shelly quickly chimed in, "A firefighter!"  And Samuel said, "I want to be a Scientist so I can make all sorts of things."

They need an active family with lots of structure and consistency.  However, adjusting to a new life may take these children some time.

Gipson said, "Change for this sibling group is hard and is something you will have to introduce to them at a slower rate."  

But being together again is one change these four children welcome with open arms.
To learn more about these siblings, join Gillian Sheridan for her "Children are a Gift" report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 Ten @ 10. You can also find information on www.CBS19.tv and www.tylerpaper.com. To inquire about an East Texas child waiting to be adopted call 903-533-4109.


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