By Larry Kane
Produced by Timothy McLaughlin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Nine year-old James loves playing football.  He tells Gloria Hochman, of the National Adoption Center, based in Philadelphia, that it’s one of the top things in his life’s scrapbook.

(Hochman:)  “If I read your life book, what would I learn about you?”
(James:)  “That I love sports, I love eating. I love a lot of stuff.  I like big houses.”

In fact, he and his sister Makayla have big plans to buy a mansion together.

(James:)  “Because we like to make money.”
(Hochman:)  “What would you do to make money?”
(James:)  “I would save it. Me and Makayla save it.”
(Hochman:)  “You have savings together?”
(James:)  “And we’d buy a big mansion.”

James says it’s very important for him to stay with his sister, “Because we’re partners. We help each other if there’s a problem.”

And Hochman says these two are inseparable:

“James worries about his sister.  His sister, Makayla, looks up to him and they play together.  And you can just tell by their body language how much they mean to each other.”

Next week, we’ll tell you about the other half of this duo: Makayla.

 

(James and his sister, Makayla, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

(James and his sister, Makayla, at the KYW Newsradio studios. Photo by Tim McLaughlin)

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For more information about adopting James and Makayla or any other “Wednesday’s Child,” go to the National Adoption Center’s web site, www.adopt.org, or call 215-735-9988.

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