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A family for always

Harvey, Alyssa, Zachary and Jasmine love to sing. During their Wednesday's Child segment, these lyrics, sung by the children, went straight to the heart of their future adoptive mom, Tracy, as she listened to an audio clip on their profile page at Wednesday's Child:

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"Mother, I love you, mother I do. Father in Heaven has sent me to you. When I am near you, I long to hear you singing so softly that you love me, too. Mother, I love you, I love you I do."

As is sometimes the case when children must move from a previous foster home, these four children needed a temporary family home as they waited for an adoptive match. Thanks to their social worker in facilitating a move into Scott and Tracy's newly-licensed foster home, a link was forged that would have lasting implications in all of their lives.

Fast-forward two years later as they celebrate the end of school and their springtime adoption finalization. These special children and their parents, Scott and Tracy, along with both sets of grandparents, an aunt and two grandkids piled onto an old-fashioned passenger train run by the Thunder Mountain Line. It chugged its way up the mountain, paralleling an engorged Payette River, all the way to Banks, Idaho. In an interview on the train with Dee Sarton, the whole family shared their enthusiasm for the children and adoption. The segment will air this Wednesday night on Channel 7's "Idaho at Five." It can be viewed later at

Portrait by Moffett

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