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3 SIOUX YOUNGSTERS NEED NURTURING 2-PARENT FAMILY

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Cari, Codi and Dustin are members of the Oglala Sioux tribe. Cari is already enrolled; the others' requests have been submitted. Cari has been in three foster homes and her siblings have been in two because of abuse and neglect in their birth family.

Cari, born May 6, 1986, still has a tendency to parent her younger brother and sister. She generally gets along well with others but can be manipulative and bossy with other children. She is in second-grade and gets extra help for speech and language delays. She is also in psychological counseling to help her deal with her experiences of abuse.Codi, born Oct. 5, 1990, is a petite little girl with shining eyes and a talent for getting along with others. She seems to be bright and curious, and her social worker finds her extremely likable.

Dustin, born Aug. 26, 1987, is a cheerful boy who is generally well behaved. This first-grader is happiest in the company of adults who give him lots of attention. He has been in summer school and gets extra help for speech. Dustin has lost his top and bottom front teeth earlier than expected and is likely to require extra dental work in the future.

The children's social worker is seeking a two-parent American Indian family that can provide stability and a nurturing atmosphere. These three youngsters need to stay in touch with an older brother. Financial assistance is available.