Young Boy Seeks 'Big Brother' Role With Adoptive Family


POSTED: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 11:18am

UPDATED: Friday, January 27, 2012 - 4:24pm

If you have kids then you know how important it is for mom or dad to be there when they have a big game, a performance at school, or even just taking them for a walk in the park.

Eleven year-old Robert also knows how special that is, but he doesn't have a family to share those times with. Here at News Channel 9, we’re hoping you can change that.

Robert likes to play video games, and News Channel 9’s Noreen Jaramillo met with him recently. It took him a while to warm up, but after some time, he began to tell her a little about himself. Robert is into sports like baseball, soccer and football. He’s a Pittsburgh Steelers fan so when Noreen told him she preferred the Dallas Cowboys, he wasn’t exactly impressed.

“I have a jacket of the Cowboys, but I don’t really like that team,” Robert said.

Robert is anxious for an adoptive family to spend quality time with him and someday even take him to Disneyland. More importantly, he says he wants to smile more. Although he realizes he has a good foster family, he knows he ultimately wants a permanent one.

Robert is part of a large sibling group who was placed into child protective custody because his biological parents were unable to properly care for them. He is one of three who is still looking to be adopted, and when he finds that special family, he hopes to be a big brother.

“I like taking care of my brothers like when I was little I was with my mom and I used to take care of my sisters,” Robert said.

Lorie Maldonado is with cps, she has known Robert since he was first placed in foster care more than five years ago. She describes him as active in sports, funny, and great kiddo with a positive attitude.

“Robert has a very kind heart he is very honest, he is very loving and he wants to belong to a family,” Maldonado said.

If you feel you could be that special family, News Channel 9 hopes you will take the time to meet with CPS and eventually meet Robert.

If you would like to learn more about the adoption process or about the kids in our area who are adoption ready, please call CPS at 915-521-3839 or go to

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If Robert wants a Nana, I would be honored.
My 4 granddaughters read his story in Oklahoma, and wanted to know if they could write to him?

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