December's Wednesday's Child

By: Leslie Barrett Email
By: Leslie Barrett Email

These two have smiles that can light up any room and they did when we were looking at the gingerbread houses on display in Marietta over the weekend but these kids are looking for much more.

They're in search of a forever family.

Meet Chris and Patty who are both featured in December's Wednesday's Child.

"An Xbox 360. Yeah the elves, we have a nice supply of those in stock," said one of the elves at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta Saturday to Chris.

Nine-year-old Chris and his 8-year-old sister Patty met Mrs. Claus and some of the elves at the hotel.

"Santa's fun. Elves make toys and then Santa wraps them up and throws them down," said Patty.

"And what would you like?" said an elf to Patty. "A Barbie," said Patty.

This brother and sister duo marveled at the rows of gingerbread houses on display that they wish they could have eaten too!

A gingerbread house of "Thomas the Tank Engine" was Patty's favorite and Chris really like the gingerbread house modeled like the house from the movie "Up."

But these kids aren't picky. They liked almost all of the gingerbread houses.

They both have big hearts and like to be around other kids.

Chris is an active fifth grader who loves anything that has to do with sports, especially football. He likes playing offense the most.

Patty is in second grade and she loves to play dress up.
Her favorite princess to dress up as is Sleeping Beauty.

When Patty grows up she said that she wants to be a mom but so far in their lives they haven't had a mom and dad who have always been there for them.

Chris and Patty currently live in a foster home. Washington County Children Services is looking for a forever family for them to be together.
If they have to be separated they would need to have close contact with another.

"Go somewhere to eat (together) like a family dinner," said Chris.

Chris is also looking for a family where he would have brothers and sisters too.

"Some kids I could play with."

A brother and sister who are searching for parents they can always go home to.

For more information on Chris and Patty Call 740-373-3485 or log on to

The phone number in West Virginia is 1-866-CALLMWV. The West Virginia web site is

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