Two Brothers Got Separated at Foster Care but Were Reunited in an Emotional Surprise Joint Adoption
Tre and Ke’lynn shared an incredibly strong bond that made them inseparable whenever they were together. However, a significant challenge loomed over them—they hadn’t lived in the same home for years. Until it all changed.
Meet the brothers.
Foster care systems can be harsh, particularly for siblings who end up separated. Two young brothers, Tre and Ke’lynn, endured years living in different foster homes. Despite the emotional toll, they held onto the hope of reuniting.
WFAA anchor Cynthia Izaguirre met the brothers in November 2017 when Tre was 10, and Ke’Lynn was 7. An interview revealed their strong bond and made an entire nation emotional. The boys expressed a deep yearning to live together. Ke’lynn, wiping tears from his eyes, spoke of his desire to see his brother every day. Tre, when asked about what his wish was, expressed a straightforward desire to live with his brother.
Despite their reliance on each other, the siblings were forced to settle for monthly visitations, making each separation difficult. Izaguirre assured both brothers that she would do her best to make their desires happen.
When everything changed.
Dr. Robert Beck, deeply moved by the newscast detailing the boys’ story, felt an immediate connection and a strong desire to provide them with the home they deserved. He remembers he was crying when he saw the interview, it pulled at his heartstrings. He just needed to figure out a way to get the boys into his home and learn more about them.
Since then, Tre and Ke’lynn have lived with Beck, eagerly awaiting the formal adoption process. On July 18, 2018, the three entered a North Texas courtroom, with the brothers expecting to take pictures. To their surprise, Beck announced, “Today’s adoption day.” Tre smiled and hugged his new dad while Ke’lynn couldn’t hide his excitement.
Years of agony are now over.
The adoption marked the end of seven months of anguish, allowing the brothers to fulfill their long-held dream of living together. With a loving father, an older brother, and a supportive community, Tre and Ke’lynn are now on a journey to grow up in a nurturing environment.
Beck, expressing the significance of the moment, expressed that just being able to give them a forever home and to know that the kids are forever his was already a special moment. “I love them. With all my heart,” said Beck. When asked about the future, Tre beamed with joy and said he now had a home.
Their new family
Beck also adopted the siblings’ older brother after seeing a report about him. He has adopted three kids from Wednesday’s Child. It’s a non-profit organization that connects children waiting on a forever family with quality adoptive parents. Adopted himself, Beck said it has always been in his heart to adopt and give abandoned children the same love and acceptance he was blessed with.
In the emotional journey of Tre and Ke’lynn, the power of love, compassion, and the unwavering commitment of Dr. Robert Beck transformed a narrative of separation into one of reunion and belonging. The story of these two brothers, initially torn apart by the foster care system, highlights the profound impact that an open heart can have on the lives of children in need.