GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – As our forever home series continues, we introduce you to two young brothers hoping to be adopted.
We first featured DeAirs, an energetic eight-year-old, in March, but he is still hoping for a forever home. On Wednesday FOX 17 also introduces DeAirs’ older brother Darius, who is a respectful 10-year-old.
Both brothers have been in a foster home together for the past three years. Although they love their foster mother, they each wish to be adopted.
“Me and Darius are going to be adopted together,” said DeAirs.
Enjoying every moment they get to spend together, brothers DeAirs and Darius said they hope they can become members of forever families very soon. Whether they are adopted together or separately, they would like to stay close with each other.
DeAirs just turned eight May 1, and he is athletic.
He loved jumping on the trampolines Wednesday at Grand Rapids Gymnastics and plays sports, like football, basketball, and soccer. DeAirs said he would love to play basketball and games with a family one day, and eat dinner together, especially on holidays.
“I like Easter and I like Christmas,” said DeAirs. “They’re beautiful.”
Both DeAirs and Darius love school and learning.
“I like math,” said DeAirs. “I like math quizzes.”
The boys say they know how important it is to follow rules, like “follow directions,” Darius said.
“I’m a good listener,” said DeAirs. “And I’m almost in second grade.”
Darius is a 10-year-old with an impeccable memory, especially when it comes to his love of cars. Recalling the parking lot, he named off several cars like a “Mercedes and Chevy Equinox.”
Both boys like to stick to their daily routines, like reading before bed every night, and brushing their teeth.
Darlene Guinn has fostered the brothers for nearly three years. She said both Darius and DeAirs have different needs, but they have made great strides during their time in foster care.
“Both boys are very affectionate,” said Guinn. “They just need someone to appreciate for who they are, and what they can accomplish.”
This pair of brothers loves to explore and have a lot of positive energy. They are also very sweet, and have something to offer to any adoptive families.
If you would like to adopt DeAirs or Darius, or any youth in the Michigan foster system, call Orchards Children’s Services at: 1 (855) 694-7301.
FOX 17 would like to give a special thanks to Grand Rapids Gymnastics for a fun and personalized filming session for the boys.