Available for Adoption
Ahmaad enjoys being outdoors and doing related activities, such as swimming and camping. He also loves watching T.V. shows such as Paw Patrol; as well as, listening to music with a strong beat (i.e. Reggae and Hip-Hop). He really likes when someone sings for him. In terms of food preferences, Ahmaad is not a picky eater by any means, but of course he does love pizza!
Ayden is described as a bright little boy who is an excellent self-advocate and works hard to achieve his goals. He enjoys building Legos, playing on his tablet, reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and writing. Some of his favorite foods are pizza and ice cream. Ayden is a great singer and hopes to join the school choir when he is old enough. Ayden describes himself as happy, joyful, hyper and funny. Ayden is in need of a flexible family foster home who will commit to him unconditionally. He would like parents who are kind, patient and understanding.
Brayden is looking for a forever family! Could you be it? Brayden loves to make people laugh. He likes basketball and football; as well as, playing video games, riding his long board and hanging with his friends. Brayden will need a forever family that is kind, patient and knowledgeable in children who’ve experienced chronic trauma. His forever family will commit to him unconditionally even when he struggles to attach. Brayden will do best in a home where he is the only child.
Cleveland likes to play basketball, skateboarding, riding his bike and playing video games. He also loves animals! Cleveland is in need of a flexible foster family that is caring and loving, is committed to be his forever family.
Meet Da’Michael, Mi’layah, and Michae’la
Da' Michael is very playful and seeks out positive feedback in his behavior. He is a good big brother and is eager to please. Da’Michael enjoys using his creativity in his play. He enjoys school and learning. Da’Michael’s favorite superhero is the Black Panther. Michae'la is very bright and sharp witted. She is a happy and smiling child who enjoys engaging others in play. She likes to dance and perform and receive positive feedback. Michae’la likes going to school and her favorite part of the day is recess. She has a smile that can light up a room. Mi'Layah is funny and playful. She is a typical, healthy toddler who loves to spend time with her brother and sister. She is a true girly girl and likes all things girly such as cute hair and painted nails. She loves to have her hair done and loves when she has beads in her hair.
Meet Destinie, and Lillihanna
These girls love to play dress up. When not playing dress up, you can find them playing with puzzles. They also love to read and to be read to. They can be very sweet but also get anxious at times. Potential parents for these two need to have lots of energy.
Devvan loves playing his piano and being involved in dog shows and dog trainings. He is taking a Showmanship Clinic on Showing Dogs and continues to impress his teachers. He also enjoys spending time in his 4H programs and swimming. Devvan is very intelligent and does well in school. He loves to run and be active. He also loves trying new things, and has a wonderful sense of humor. Devvan says one of his favorite foods is pasta, but really loves all types of food! Devvan also shows artistic abilities.
Gavin enjoys all subjects in school, and computers for free time. He really likes Star Wars, playing video games and watching/playing baseball, football, basketball and soccer! Gavin would like a family that is “nice” and has kids his age or older. He would like them to be active, especially outdoors. Gavin is described as having good manners and respectful around adults.
Meet Gavin, and Skyler
Gavin enjoys reading and playing games on his tablet. He also loves scary movies and playing with toy cars. His favorite food is steak and pizza, and is hopes of learning to explore flag football. Skyler likes to play video games and enjoys playing with toy cars as well. He is a big eater and likes most foods. They would like to be a part of a caring and loving family that is committed to be their forever family.
Haywood is described as a very likable child. He is energetic and athletic, and loves outdoor activities and sports. Haywood is an active young man that loves playing football, basketball and running. He likes to play video games and watch movies as well. Haywood needs a flexible family home.
Jabrion is an all-around great kid! Not only is he kind and selfless, but he likes to joke around and is very funny. Like most kids his age, Jabrion likes playing outside and riding his scooter. When he has some down time, you can find him playing with his tablet. He also is a big Seattle Seahawks fan!
Jacob is sensitive, cooperative and polite to others. He describes himself as funny and talented! He thoroughly enjoys engaging with others socially, whether that means telling jokes or just having a good conversation. Jacob likes to be active and loves playing sports including soccer, basketball and football; as well as, dancing, going on walks and hiking. He also enjoys helping his foster family cook!
Jamir is described as darling, smart, bright, intelligent, energetic and kind. He enjoys building Legos and loves to be outside riding his bike or playing soccer. He would love to be part of a soccer team. Jamir will need a family who is loving, supportive, kind and structured. He will also need ongoing positive encouragement and advocacy.
Meet Jaxson, and London
These little siblings are very protective and loving of each other. Jaxson is active and into a wide range of things, but mostly enjoys playing with his trucks and Legos. He also, watches out for his little sister! London is very bright and loves to play with dolls.
Jordan is described as funny, helpful, motivated, attentive and respectful and loving. He enjoys skateboarding, riding his scooter, playing video games and hopes to play football in the future. Jordan likes Canes chicken and is expanding his diet to include some healthier foods. He gets along well with younger children and older children as well. He has a sister he would like to continue visiting, and would like an adoptive family to have other kids, and parents who listen and can joke with him also. Jordan needs a loving home to advocate for him and understand his feelings of loss.
Julia is described by her foster mother as being an outgoing and fun little girl. She can be shy around new people. She loves to play and read with people who are special to her. She has a great imagination and loves playing with dolls. Someday, she would love to have a doll house.
Meet Kari, Camron , and Piper
These three have different personalities, but are quite the team! Piper likes walking at the park, biking and other exercise, playing with the Wii, or on her tablet and she loves frijoles and cream. She also likes dresses and dressing up. Camron loves being active and sports. You can find him playing basketball, biking and running from sport to sport. He also likes to do his hair and takes pride in his clothing and how he looks. He has taken quite the interest in learning Spanish also. Kari enjoys playing with her baby dolls, watching television and cooking. All of the kids enjoying going to the arcade and do great at the movies!
Kyler is a happy, active little boy! He loves music, dancing, singing, sports, and going to church/youth groups. He adores his younger siblings and is an excellent big brother.
Leann is described as friendly and energetic. She smiles a lot. Leann loves animals and would like to have her own pet someday. Leann would like to find a family that is active, likes sports and likes to go out in the community. Leann wants a caring and loving family that can be committed to be her forever family. She needs a consistent and stable home environment where she can feel secure and loved.
Madison is a fun and bright young woman who loves to be outdoors. She enjoys camping, jumping on trampolines, roller skating, going on family vacations and just hanging out with her friends. She also loves cheerleading and has the trophies to prove it! Madison likes a variety of music including pop, rock, R&B and country. She dreams of going to a live concert one day. Madison would do best as an only child, with her own bedroom and would love to have pets in her new home. She needs a kind, patient family who is willing to consistently remind her of their unconditional commitment to her.
Melanie is described as funny and kind girl. She loves nature, bugs and the outdoors! Melanie’s favorite foods are waffles, and Cinnamon French Toast cereal. She also likes Top Ramen Noodles. Melanie needs a caring and loving family who are committed to be her forever family.
Meet Noah, and Gabriel
Noah is described as kind, caring, empathetic, helpful and smart. He likes nature, superheroes, being outside and learning. He is also very much into electronics. Gabriel is described as friendly, funny and well mannered. He likes art and books and loves playing outdoors. These kiddos are in need of a flexible foster family.
Pete is a fun, intelligent little boy who is also known to be a bit of a prankster. He is described as a very warm and caring old soul who is way beyond his years. When he finds something that interests him, he "dives" into learning about it! Still, Pete is all boy and loves super heroes, building things and playing with electronics and video games. He also loves archery, swimming, riding his new bike and going to the park as well Fly High Adventure Park. He is very kind to animals.
Shawna excels at playing pool. She also likes to dance, and would like to take gymnastics lessons and join baking club. Shawna looks forward to joining a family. She has a brother who she has a close relationship with that she will want to be able to visit.
Sophia likes to read and cook. She loves to watch cooking shows and someday would like to become a Celebrity Chef! She recently started playing soccer and also likes playing with her dolls. She likes animals and loves being outside. She likes to make people happy and talk about things that interest her.
Taylor is described as a sweet, loving, kind and active boy. His case worker will tell you that “he has a big heart that radiates through his smile.” Taylor plays football and has the awards to prove it. He has also participated in Jiu-Jitsu and is getting ready to try his hand at boxing. Taylor dreams of having his own bedroom with a kind, patient family who will support ongoing contact with his adult siblings.
Meet Torrie, and Gyasi
Torrie and Gyasi are fun, active boys who are both optimistic about finding a kind, active family. Torrie is a caring, honest, open-minded boy with a great sense of humor. He loves basketball, participates in travel ball and has goals of playing professionally. Torrie also enjoys playing video games and takes pleasure in volunteering/giving back to his community. Gyasi is an honest, talkative teen who enjoys being helpful and loves experiencing new things. He is an excellent reader and has an award to prove it! Gyasi also enjoys basketball and has goals of playing professionally, being a social worker, running a group home or working with animals.
Tristan is a sweetheart who is excited to find his forever family! He loves animals (especially horses!) and books. He is an excellent reader! Triston strives to do the right thing and does well in a structured environment.
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