At first glance, 13-year-old Cooper and his 6-year-old sister Pandora appear to be ordinary, happy children.
Cooper’s favorite subject is math. His favorite color is blue, and his favorite movie is “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
And like many girls her age, Pandora adores the Disney hit “Frozen” and eating chocolate.
But, unlike their peers, the pair has been in custody of Oklahoma’s Department of Human Services for the past two years, and the instability has taken a toll on the siblings’ spirits, KFOR reported. Cooper has attended a total of seven schools in his short lifetime, while Pandora has attended five.
Cooper and Pandora barely see each other these days. For the past year, they have been living in separate foster homes, about 90 minutes away from each other in the Oklahoma City area.
But, the pair has a special bond, which was evident when they recently took a trip to Krispy Kreme to learn how to make donuts.
“I only saw him when I used to live with him,” Pandora said of her brother in between eating sweets. Pandora said she hadn’t seen Cooper in a “long time.”
Their sadness is apparent on their faces when they talk about the separation and hopping from school to school and home to home. The “best friends” are now hoping to be adopted into the same family so they’ll once again be living under the same roof.
For more information, visit the Oklahoma Department of Human Services website.
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