By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Last week, we introduced you to Elijah. Today, we’re meeting his older brother, Nehemiah.

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While Elijah told us all about his love of skyscrapers and bridges (see related story), for 12-year-old Nehemiah, it’s all about trains.

(Larry Kane:)  “You want to be an engineer?”

(Nehemiah:)  “Yes.”

(Kane:)  “What would you like to do?”

(Nehemiah:)  “Train driver.”

(Kane:)  “You’d like to drive a train?”

(Nehemiah:)  “Yeah.”

(Kane:) “If I’m a passenger on the train and you’re the driver, am I going to be safe?”

(Nehemiah:)  “Yes.”

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The kids’ recruiter, Ciara Carlton, says Nehemiah and Elijah need to stay with their sister, Nakiyah.

(Siblings Nakiyah, Elijah, and Nehemiah.  Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)

(Siblings Nakiyah, Elijah, and Nehemiah. Photo by Timothy McLaughlin)


“They all have different personalities, but when they come together, you can tell that they’re meant to stick together and find a loving and supportive home,” says Carlton. “A forever family home, built on family values, trust and love.”

Next week, we’ll meet their older sister, Nakiyah.


For more information about adopting Elijah, Nehemiah, and Nakiyah or any other “Wednesday’s Child,” go to the National Adoption Center’s web site,, or call 215-735-9988.

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