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Local foster care children reunite with siblings

Posted at 3:38 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 18:42:07-04

It was a day of reunions at Cowabunga Bay as dozens of foster care children were reunited with their brothers and sisters, through a sibling preservation program.  

St. Jude's Ranch for Children's Child Focus program reunited more than 75 foster care children on Wednesday.  The siblings have been separated through the foster care system, with few chances to see each other throughout the year. 

24 year old Adam Caron was separated from his two younger brothers when he was just 10 years old.  

"I hated it, it was just torture," says Caron.  

His experience is very similar to the thousands of kids in the foster care system throughout Clark County.  For some of these kids, the reunion at Cowabunga Bay was the first time seeing each other since they wre separated. 

For Adam Caron, who now volunteers with the program, he remembers what that reunion was like. 

"You can really feel that isolation," says Caron, of the foster care system.  "Having someone you have that emotional connection with, that you share history with, that's important."