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This handsome young man is Angelous, he prefers to be called Angel. Angel loves being outside, loves Transformers, enjoys Pokémon, playing with Lego blocks, and playing video games. Angel has faced a lot in his young life, overcoming many challenges along the way. He is currently in a residential treatment facility attending therapy to help him cope and move onto a bright new future. He has made moderate strides since he has been in this program. It is felt that he will be most successful in a forever home where he is the youngest or only child.
Angel needs a forever family that has an uplifting environment, so he can develop a strong sense of self-worth. He needs a loving and caring forever family that can provide him with stability, structure and positive attention. Given the issues from his past, Angel is overcoming past obstacles on a daily basis. Angel needs a home with a strong, positive male figure. He needs parents who will be patient with him and help him overcome issues from his past. He needs parents who will not give up on him.
Angel also has a younger biological sister who he loves. Angel wants his forever family to allow him continued contact with his sister.
*Angel needs a family who will commit to the love, time and patience needed to allow him to adjust to his new home. His new forever family should be open to utilizing services that may help him during this time of transition. He needs parents who will help him in his academics and show patience with him when he is acting out. He needs parents who will stick by him in time of trouble and not give up on him.
Quintajia is an energetic and friendly young lady who is 16 years old. She likes to keep busy and is very inquisitive. She enjoys drawing, coloring and doing arts and crafts. She also likes to play video games. She loves seafood, animals and just playing with other kids.
Quintajia attends therapy to address issues from her past and this will need to continue as she transitions into her forever home. She very much wants a forever family of her own. She has said she would like to have a mother and possibly older siblings. Those around her feel a positive older role model would be good for her. She needs a forever home that can provide stability, routine, consistency, set boundaries and lots of love.
Dakota is a young man who attends high school and makes friends easily.He enjoys playing basketball, football, video games, being outdoors and listening to music.
Dakota is looking for a forever family. He is ready to be adopted and get back into a family setting. He needs parents who will commit to him, set clear boundaries, expectations and provide him with a stable and loving home.
Meet Jenna! She is 16 years old, works hard in her studies and will graduate this May. Jenna hopes to attend college in the Fall, although she is still undecided about a major. Jenna loves to read and it is not uncommon for her to finish reading three or four science fiction books in a week. She likes to explore with fashion, makeup and hair and go shopping. Jenna also enjoys writing short stories in her journal.
Jenna has experienced numerous disappointments in her short life. It is felt that she will thrive in a home with attention and love. Jenna is open to all types of family composition. She’s okay with other siblings being in the home. She would like a home where the family is active, enjoys going places, loving and will not give up on her.
Dominick is a young man who is very loving and has bounds of energy. He loves the outdoors and would prefer to be outside playing or taking a walk. His favorite toys are trucks and matchbox cars. He has a wonderful imagination.Dominick enjoys blowing bubbles, playing in sand and doing arts and crafts. He loves cats and would like a family that has cats or is open to allowing him to have a cat.
Dominick has faced a lot in his young life, overcome many challenges along the way. He attends therapy to help him cope and move on to a bright new future. He needs a family with a lot of patience and love. He needs parents who will stick by him in times of trouble and not give up on him. Dominick's worker feels he will be most successful in a two parent home with no more than a few teenagers in it. He bonds well with older people and would thrive in a large extended family with grandparents and lots of aunts and uncles.
Dominick has a biological sister that means the world to him. His forever family will need to commit to continued contact with his sister. Dominick has faith that his forever family is out there. He looks forward to being part of a forever family.
Angela or Angel as she prefers to be called, is 11 years old, a good student academically and she loves her teacher. She likes going to church, singing in the choir, playing with baby dolls, riding her bike, coloring and playing outdoors. Angel is a loving little girl and sweetheart.
Angel takes a little while to bond but with continued therapy and the right family who understands this, she will be a wonderful addition to her forever family. Angel’s worker feels she should be transitioned into her forever home on a gradual basis and she should be the youngest child in the home.
Anna can be quiet upon first meeting but once she warms up, she is friendly and outgoing. Anna is a happy and engaging teen who can be found reading or working on various arts and crafts. She enjoys reading everything from Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys novels to Harry Potter. She recently began learning to crochet and appears to have a budding interest in journaling.
When asked what type of home Anna would like to see herself in, she expressed an interest in a home with a swimming pool or horses. She would like to have a forever family that isn’t “rude.” Anna’s worker feels she will be the most successful in a home where she is the only child. Anna requires a nurturing family capable of providing structure and consistency in a secure and safe environment.
Born: March 2002
Carolyn is a fun and likable 11 year old. She loves her stuffed animals and dolls. She likes to play outside and loves animals. At her current placement, Carolyn takes part in pet therapy on a regular basis and really enjoys this time. She likes to play with play-doh, color, make crafts and have her nails painted.
Carolyn has experienced a lot in her young life and has proven to be very adaptable and able to bond with adults. She enjoys being a kid and is learning social etiquette. She will need a family that will provide structure, consistency, stability, one-on-one attention and lots of love. Carolyn wants to be a part of a family, but will need to learn what that means and appropriate roles within a family. Carolyn will likely do better with no other children in the home. Carolyn would like a family with a mom, dad and a pet. She would love to live on a farm and learn to take care of animals.
Robert is a quiet and shy 16 year old boy. He enjoys playing basketball, riding dirt bikes, playing video games and being outside. His favorite food is pizza, he likes playing with wrestling figures and board games.
Robert is looking for a forever family to call his own. He would like to live out in the country or on a farm. He would like to be around other kids and he would like to have a pet. Robert needs a forever family who is understanding of the effects of abuse and neglect on a child. He needs parents who are supportive, nurturing and patient.
Shelby is is a spunky, full of energy, friendly, helpful and nurturing 14 year old young lady. She enjoys shopping, running track, cheerleading, listening to different types of music and loves to eat at Chinese restaurants.
Shelby is looking for a forever home that consists of parents who will commit to her. Her forever family will also need to be willing to allow her to maintain her loving relationship with her older sister and facilitate phone contact as well as face to face visits. Her new parents will need to be committed to continuing her therapy, provide her with structure, consistency, an abundance of love, patience and understanding.
Maranda reports that she is sweet and loving “when she wants to be." She has a good sense of humor and enjoys going shopping for books and clothes; she says she wouldn’t mind to be spoiled. She enjoys reading and learning different makeup techniques. She is 16 years old.
She would love to have a home where she could have a cat or possibly dogs or horses. Maranda would love to have a mother and father and be the only child. She would also like to go out for “ Family Fun Friday nights.”
Meet Tony, he is 13 years old and has a beautiful, infectious smile. Tony loves to eat and would eat all of the time if he were allowed. His favorite foods are chicken, peanut butter, French fries and hamburgers. Tony now has the ability to use utensils to feed himself and only requires some assistance. Tony is a healthy little boy who is very loving and he loves animals.
Tony has several diagnoses, he is receiving occupational and speech therapy through his IEP. He receives one on one assistance throughout most of his waking hours.
Tony needs a forever family who will love him, advocate for him and be committee to meeting his needs. Tony’s worker feels he would do best in a home with two parents. He needs to be the youngest child in the home, this will allow him the level of care that he requires.
Damen is a loving child who wants to learn as much as he can about topics that interest him. He enjoys being around animals and growing vegetable gardens. Damen is very in tune with his feelings and of those around him. He will pick a flower bouquet or give multiple hugs to ensure that you are feeling better. Damen enjoys building with Lego blocks and playing with his DS.
Damen needs a forever family that will never give up on him and be a consistent place where he can feel wanted. He is incredibly smart in subjects that interest him but needs some patience and understanding with topics that don't make sense to him. Damen needs forever parents who will advocate for his educational needs to make sure they are being met.
Born: October 2003
Deanna is in the 7th grade this year and is 13 years old. She is artistic and likes to sing. She is interested in being in the school band. She also likes to write songs and poetry. She is kind-hearted, spontaneous and has a great imagination.
Deanna is looking for a mom and dad but is also open to a female same sex couple to be her forever family. She will need to have a gradual transition period to move into her new home. She needs parents who are very patient, loving, understanding and supportive
Dominique is in the 6th grade, is 12 years old and ishoping for a family to call her own. Dominique appears to be a shy, quiet girl, however, once she is comfortable in her surroundings she opens up. She enjoys swimming and has most recently begun running. She has joined a running group for girls and has the goal to run a 5k.
She also enjoys drawing, making rubber band bracelets and playing with modeling clay. When asked what she is proud of about herself she said that she is helpful.
Dominique needs a forever family that will be supportive of the services she currently receives. She has three siblings who she maintains contact with and her new family will need to be willing to help facilitate this as well.
Meet Nathan, he is a 12 year old that likes to stay busy. He would like a family that would get him involved in sports (possibly basketball), Boy Scouts or other activities. Nathan enjoys everything Justice League and Marvel. He is also a huge science fiction fan.
Nathan is looking for an active family that can provide him a safe and secure home. He would benefit from a family that will advocate for his needs.
Tatyana is a happy child who is looking for a loving, caring and nurturing home. She is 10 years old, has a pleasant smile and beautiful reddish blond hair. She loves to learn and thrives in this kind of environment. Tatyana loves to play with her dolls, swim, ride her bike and help around the house.
Tatyana needs a family that will stick with her through thick and thin. She thrives when given one on one attention. Her forever family will need to demonstrate patience while she adjusts to her new home. It is felt that Tatyana will be most successful in a home where she is the youngest or only child in the home. She needs parents who will be committed to her and provide her the opportunity to learn and to acknowledge her success.