4Ever Family: Aide, Jocelyn, and Hugo

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HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Every week, CBS 4 works to find a forever home for a Rio Grande Valley foster child as part of our “4Ever Family” partnership with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

From youngest to the oldest of three, Aide is 7-years-old. She is outgoing and cheerful, and she is always up for an adventure with her siblings.

Aide enjoys going to school where she was recently named the student of the month.  

In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors playing at the park or participating in other outdoor activities.

She also loves all kinds of animals as well as singing and dancing. She loves playing dress up and getting to wear dress wear shoes. Aide’s favorite foods are chicken nuggets and fries, and her favorite movie is Frozen.

Jocelyn is 11-years-old and is extremely energetic, happy, and full of personality. Jocelyn may be the middle child but has no problem being a leader. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors going to the park and playing outside. She also enjoys indoor activities such as watching movies, and music videos. She especially loves to sing and dance. Jocelyn enjoys eating out at her favorite places which include Peter Piper Pizza and McDonalds.  When it comes to pets, Jocelyn likes small dogs and recently expressed an interest in bunnies.

16-year-old Hugo is funny, friendly, and loves to make new friends. He enjoys time outside riding his bike, watching movies, playing video games, surfing the internet, and most importantly spending time with his two little sisters.

Hugo likes listening to music and wants to learn how to play the accordion. Hugo likes to play football and he is looking forward to joining ROTC. Currently, he has a career goal of attending a technical school to become a diesel mechanic.

Hugo loves all kinds of animals, including dogs, cats, and turtles. His Favorite places to go out to eat, are Wing Stop and Burger King.

He says he and his sister are seeking parents who are family-oriented and who will create memories as a whole family.

If you think you could be a forever family for Aide, Jocelyn, Hugo, or another Texas child, call 1-800-233-3405. For more information visit www.adoptchildren.org where you can find a schedule of online public information meetings, and learn about the foster/adoption program.

You can also view the NEW www.heartgallerystx.org website, where South Texas children have their portraits along with individual personal stories they wish to share, with their future forever family.

Basic Adoption Requirements

The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must:

  • be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults
  • complete an application (staff will assist you if you prefer)
  • share information regarding their background and lifestyle
  • provide relative and non-relative references
  • show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable)
  • agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members
  • allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household
  • attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children
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