Waiting Children

Adam, 13

Calling all active families! twelve-year-old Adam is on the move! Whether he’s riding his bike, going for a hike, or just exploring the great outdoors. Adame loves to move around. Adame is also incredibly caring. He makes connections with others and desires to show people that he cares for them. This young man has a lot of love to give! A great family for Adam will be committed to reassuring their support. Can you be the family for Adame?

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Anthony, 16

Anthony has experienced several losses including the death of his grandmother and being separated from his siblings. He recently gained part time employment and his school performance has improved!  A typical teen, Anthony enjoys bike riding,  playing basketball, and playing  video games. Anthony would benefit from a strong two parent home.


Ayana, 17

Ayana is intelligent and at times outspoken. She enjoys swimming, sports, and singing in the school choir. Her favorite activities are making bracelets, riding her bike, exercising, and listening to music. Ayana will require supervision when using electronics, as well as a family that is firm and nurturing. She will mature best if she is the youngest child in the home.


Blake, 13

There are so many wonderful things to say about Blake, an amazing young man that has a smile that will light up a room. Blake is a natural leader and always seeking to help others. He has a sense of humor that keeps friends and family entertained and a warm caring nature that makes him such a joy to be around. Blake finds school enjoyable and excels in academics with his favorite subjects being Math and Science. Blake enjoys playing video games, ball and has a career goal of becoming a police officer.   Blake states that he has fond memories of going fishing as a younger child and would to go fishing soon. His preferred sports are football, baseball, and basketball.  Blake can’t wait to be a part of a loving, caring, and supportive forever family he can reciprocate love and maybe some fishing as well.

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Carlos, 14

Hi, my name is Carlos. I want a family where I can just "be myself." I enjoy drawing, painting, cooking, and designing clothing for my brand. When I am not doing one of those things, I am probably talking to my friends on the phone. " When my clothing brand blows up, I'm going to help homeless people by getting them housing, clothing, and whatever else they need to put a smile on their faces." Carlos's friends admire him for being so thoughtful and for being a listener.  

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Day'Von, 12

Day’Von is a 12 year old male whose favorite subject is Science. He works very hard in school while being active playing tennis and football. Day’Von also enjoys completing crafts and has passion for animals, especially cats.  He wants to be a part of a family, and live closer to his twin brother in Hampton Roads. Day’von would be successful in a household where he is an only child. Are you the forever family that Day’von is waiting for?   



Demarion is full of life and energy which enables every day to be filled with adventure. Demarion is very social and loves to interact with both children and adults. He is a very curious and inquisitive child who is always asking questions. Demarion has no issue expressing his needs and wants and can become very passionate regarding them. Some of Demarion’s interests include Legos, video games, soccer, and being outdoors. Rubik’s Cubes is one of his favorite challenges. He also enjoys superhero movies, flaming hot Cheetos, Oodles of Noodles, and bacon cheeseburgers from Burger King. If you are that family, please don’t miss out on another minute without this wonderful boy!

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Elijah, 8

Elijah is a truly delightful 8-year-old boy!!  He absolutely loves life and you know it whenever you are in his presence!   Despite all that he has been through, Elijah has joy and that is evident as he listens to music, throws his Nerf toys around,  and claps his hand in delight at something he enjoys.  Elijah has faced a lot of difficulties in his young life.  He is wheel-chair bound and visually impaired.  He is non-verbal, but he hears very well responds to the voices of those he knows and loves.  Elijah is fed via a gastro-tube, but that does not stop him from laughing, giggling, and enjoying life overall!   The wheelchair doesn’t hold Elijah back; he will rock it back and forth and move around as he needs to. 


Ethan, 16

Ethan is a smart, funny, and lovable young man. He is an outdoorsman and enjoys playing basketball, football, and riding his bike. He is very active and would thrive in an active family. Indoors, Ethan enjoys board games. Ethan does well academically! His favorite subject in school is science; however, math-not so much. Ethan really enjoys church and would love a family who values church. Ethan has stated that he would love a family with pets!  


Jaden, 15

Jaden is a very bright and inquisitive young man.  He is quite the athlete and loves playing basketball and football.   Football is his favorite! He's having a great season.  Jaden can often be found outside exploring nature and experiencing the great outdoors.  Jaden's favorite subjects in school are math and science.  He has maintained a perfect attendance record at school.  Jaden needs to be welcomed into a warm and supportive family.  

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Jacob, 14                                         

Jacob is a special little boy with a huge heart! Jacob loves to show his affection to others by giving hugs and kisses. He gets along with other children, but he prefers to play alone—especially playing with Legos, things that move and make noise, and the outdoors. He requires full time love and assistance with his daily living skills; however, he is able to perform some tasks independently. Jacob reaches his full potential with normalcy, consistency, and a structured routine. Jacob attends public school full time and has special supports in place to help him while in school. Jacob has a special bond with his younger brother, Mark.   

Mark, 13

Mark is active, energetic and loving. He enjoys riding his bike, listening to rap music and playing with balls. Mark is independent and can complete his daily living tasks on his own. At times, Mark may require redirection and guidance in his daily activities. Mark is smart, expressive and does will in school.  An athletic guy, Mark enjoys playing football and being outdoors. Mark loves his older brother Jacob and desires to be in a family with him. Could you be the loving family for both Mark and Jacob?

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Jayla, 16 (Placement Pending)

Jayla is kindhearted and loving with a radiant smile.   She is also quite outgoing and talkative.  Jayla recently celebrated a sweet sixteen birthday and truly enjoyed being the center of attention! She loves to sing, make videos, and doing hair.  In fact,  Jayla is a real girlie-girl; her appearance is important!  Jayla is the oldest of a sibling group of four, and while the siblings will not be in the same household, the family that welcomes her must be willing to allow her to maintain contact with her bio siblings.  Jayla is quite caring and has often taken care of her younger siblings.  A family for Jayla will encourage her to enjoy being a teen without the responsibility of caring for other children.  Jayla is now in a single-parent foster home.  A two-parent family or a single mom is the preferred adoptive family for her. 


Justin, 12

Justin is a quiet and reserved child who enjoys living and experiencing his Vietnamese culture.  His favorite foods are shrimp, chicken wings, noodles, and Vietnamese dishes.  His forever family must be willing to help him express and be involved with his heritage.  Justin struggles in school and with opening up to others.  The family for him should be firm, but patient and flexible.  Although he is quiet, Justin wants to be a part of a family that does things together like playing board games, enjoying weekend activities, and spending quality time together.  

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Justin W, 17

This is a 17-year-old who needs and wants a family that will support him and encourages him as he continues to develop and move through his late teenage years and complete high school. This well-rounded teen is very smart and does well in school.  He enjoys writing poetry and he enjoys rap music. In fact, writing poetry and taking walks are his “go-to” activities for chilling.  Justin likes playing basketball and watching NFL football.  He is a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  A family for Justin will understand the balance between being flexible and providing structure. 

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Montreal, 13

Montreal is funny, high energy, and outspoken.  He is quite sociable.  He enjoys meeting new people and engaging in good conversation.  He is very active, love playing outdoors and interacting with both kids and adults.  He plays basketball, football, loves swimming at the YMCA and riding his bike.  A boy with many interests, Montreal loves to cook!  A two-parent family is preferred.  He is looking for a family that will love him, nurture him and help keep him stay focused in school. 

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Rainque, 16

Ranique is a bi-racial male and he presents as African American and he would prefer an African American family. Unlike some teens, Ranique has a passion for nature and outdoor activities. During his free time, he often enjoys reading comic books, watching superhero movies, and playing basketball. His favorite superheroes are the Avengers. Three words to describe Ranique would be intelligent, loving, and spontaneous. He possesses strengths that aid him in being successful at whatever he focuses his attention on. Rainque has a strong relationship with his grandmother and desires to maintain this relationship.   

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Ryan, 14

Ryan is 14 year old Caucasian male and part of a sibling group of 4. Ryan is the second oldest of the sibling group.  Currently, the plan is that the siblings will be placed separately. Ryan is active, outgoing, and smart.   Ryan enjoys playing outdoors and with Legos and board games. He is also interested in sharks. Ryan is very curious and his attention span can be very short. Ryan is resilient and can adapt to change. Ryan will need a family that is patient, understanding, and trauma-informed.