Forever Families: Aramis and Lovely

WEB EXTRA: Forever Families -- Aramis and Lovely

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - We often associate the month of February with love, so what better way to give love than becoming a forever family to a child in need?

Each Wednesday this month, KPLC will be highlighting more boys and girls in the foster program.

Meet Aramis and Lovely ...

"If I don't get to stay with my sister, I'm gonna cry. My sister means so much to me."

That's 10-year-old Aramis talking about his 13-year-old sister, Lovely.

"She raised me. She fed me. She did all this good stuff, so I could be a good boy," he said.

"I love him to death," said Lovely.

Over the past several months, KPLC has introduced you to quite a few children in foster care looking for a permanent, adoptive home.

This brother and sister are currently staying in two separate foster homes, wanting desperately to be reunited.

Aramis is a typical 10-year-old boy.

"I'm pretty good at football than basketball. And I can ride with no hands on my bike easy," he said.

But talk with him for just a short while and you quickly pick up that he has wisdom beyond his years.

"I'm gonna shout this out to the kids. If y'all's family breaks up, always remember: Protect your sister, and your mama, and your whole family," he said.

And it's that love of family that has kept Aramis and Lovely together in spirit even though they are miles apart.

Lovely knows that what they're praying for is tough. She is very much aware of how hard it is getting someone to adopt both a brother and sister.

"I don't know anybody that would want to adopt a little girl, a 13-year-old and a 10-year-old. I mean, I know there's not a lot of foster parents out there," she said.

But despite the odds, Lovely still has hope.

"What I'm saying is ...  like, I want to be close to my little brother ... close to my family," she said.

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services is in our community, waiting to hear from a family who could make Aramis and Lovely's dream come true.

If you are interested in becoming adoptive parents to Aramis and Lovely, an adoption specialist can guide you through the process every step of the way.

You can call DCFS at 337-475-3027.

You can also see more from KPLC's interview with Aramis and Lovely in the attached video.

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