Forever Families: Tracy, Darleesia and Darryl
Separated for now, but a family of three hopes to find a permanent home together.
"They're amazing when they're together. So that is our goal for them to all be together," said adoption specialist Victoria Dailey.
Hope and each other is what Tracy, 10, Darleesia, 9, and Darryl, 7, hold on to.
"They've been doing good. They always like me and huge me," said older brother Tracy.
"Y'all are like the three musketeers," said CBS Austin reporter Lindsay Liepman.
"Yeah," said Tracy.
"It's important to stick together," said Liepman.
"Yes," nods Tracy.
In a few strokes, Darleesia's paint forms a smile. She hasn't seen her brothers in six months. They get one afternoon at The Hope Gallery in Austin to create what inspires them. Victoria Dailey is their adoption caseworker.
"Tracy is very much the big brother. He always wants to take care of his siblings. Darleesia is quiet and reserved until she gets to know you and then just opens up and won't stop talking," said Dailey.
Little brother Darryl shows us it runs in the family. He picks up the microphone to pretend to be a news reporter.
"How did you break a bone?" asked Darryl.
"I've never broken a bone except my silly bone, which I break all the time," said Liepman.
Darryl wants to be a soldier. Darleesia wants to be a police officer and Tracy wants to be a super hero.
"These kids have been through a lot so they will need patience with transition and different things in their home," said Dailey.
Tracy's smile covers his heartache of missing his siblings and waiting for a forever family.
He described calling his brother and sister but trying not to let them hear him cry over the phone because he missed them so much.
"Is it tough right now not being with your brother and sister?" asked Liepman.
"Yeah," nodded Tracy.
"I don't want these kids in the system. They've been in the system for a while now and I'd really like to find them a forever family," said Dailey.
And we would too.
Click on the link to view their bio or check out The Heart Gallery of Central Texas. "Forever Families" airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. on CBS Austin News thanks to the relationship with Partnerships for Children.