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A Waiting Child: Jeht and Sara

Posted at 11:38 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 13:38:40-05

MISSOULA — We introduce you to siblings known for their kindness and their wit in this edition of A Waiting Child.

Until recently, separation was becoming an all-too-familiar feeling for 15-year-old Jeht and 13-year-old Sara.

“I see my brother probably once a week, I think,” Sara said.

“Ya, at least once a week,” Jeht added.

The siblings have been making their way through the foster and adoption systems in Montana for 10 years and are currently living in separate group homes waiting for the right family.

Jeht loves to work with computers and Sara is learning to play the piano.

Both are best known for their silly sense of humor.

“They’re great kids. They’re smart, they're funny, you know, everyone who meets them just falls in love with them,” said Dawn Stuber-Daem with Montana Child and Family Services.

The pair differ in many ways, but both agree that it’s important to them to have a family that loves the outdoors.

What I look for in a family is an active family that likes to go outdoors and explore,” Sara said.

“For me, I’d like to live in the woods and with internet, commented Jeht.

Contact Stuber-Daem at dstuberdaem@mt.gov for additional information about Jhet and Sara.

You can contact the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services for information about adoption and/or fostering at 1-866-9-FOSTER (1-866-936-7837).

Children who are available for adoption through the Child & Family Services Division of the DPHHS have been removed from their own families because of abuse, neglect, or other family problems that make it unsafe for them to remain at home. The rights of their parents have been terminated making the children available for adoption.

Who May Adopt? Either married couples or single adults who have an approved pre-placement evaluation or adoptive home study may adopt in the State of Montana.

How do I get a home study? If you live in Montana, you may begin the process by contacting your county office of Child and Family Services. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provide these services.

What about training? Montana Child and Family Services require and provide special training to all of our foster and adoptive parents. The training is offered at various times and places around the State of Montana. If you live in Montana, information is available from your county CFS office. If you live outside of Montana, contact your state or local office that provides these services.

Click here to learn more about child adoption in Montana.