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!
Alex is a self-described “clean freak”. He would also fall under the artsy category if you asked him. He loves to sing and write poetry and is currently teaching himself to play guitar. Alex finds joy in swimming and building things such as bicycles. He is taking a cooking class in school right now and is starting to show a real knack for it. His love for food varies between uber healthy to fried chicken. One thing is for sure, you will not likely find him cutting into a juicy steak or chomping down on a messy burger. Alex likes dogs and enjoys all genres of positive, “motivational” music. He is an excellent advocate for himself. So much so that he recently asked for a tutor or some other kind of positive support to help ensure his academic success. Alex is looking for a flexible foster family with a mom and a dad who won’t be afraid to hold him accountable. He would love to be an only child but is open to becoming a big brother.
Ayden is 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. 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.
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Meet Da’Michael, Michae’la, and Mi'Layah
Da'Michael, Michae'la and Mi'Layah are sweet, funny and wonderful kids. Da' Michael is a creative and playful big brother who enjoys school, is eager to please and thrives on positivity. Michae'la is very bright and sharp witted. She has a bubbly personality with a constant smile that can light up a room. She likes to dance and perform, and is one who enjoys engaging others to play and have fun. Mi'Layah is funny and playful. She is a typical, healthy toddler who likes to keep herself entertained and loved spending time with her brother and sister. She is a true "girly girl" and likes all things pink, having cute hair with beads and her nails painted. This sibling group is in need of an enthusiastic and caring family who is committed to being their forever home.
Meet Dawson, Donivan, and Dominik
Dawson is a charming, active and affectionate young man. He enjoys playing basketball, video games and playing cards. He also has a love for animals- horses being his favorite. Dawson interacts well with other kids and takes joy in teaching them how to do things. Donivan is a fun young boy. He takes a bit to warm up, but once he feels comfortable, he is active, sweet and outgoing. Donivan loves to play soccer and Nerf guns. He enjoys cooking and loves to eat. Donivan interacts well with other kids, especially males his age. Dominik is a very persuasive young man. He is charming and helpful. He is definitely outgoing and likes to be active. Some of his favorite hobbies are playing basketball and video games. Dominik interacts well with other kids his age but often gravitates towards older kids.
Meet Destinie, and Lillihanna
It doesn't get much cuter than these two adorable little ones. Destinie and Lillihanna are your typical girly-girls. They love playing dress up, dolls and anything pink! They also like to keep themselves entertained with puzzles and having books read to them. Destinie and Lillihanna are very sweet and fun, but can get anxious at times. Potential parents for these two kiddos need to have lots of energy and of course, lots of love.
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.
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Ethan is a bright, confident and handsome young man. To describe Ethan as outgoing would be an understatement. Ethan is very friendly and interacts easily with others. He has a great sense of humor and appreciates this quality in others. Ethan enjoys sports and exhibits natural athletic ability. Presently in the 7th grade, Ethan will benefit from a family who is able to provide consistent structure and follow-through related to academics. Ethan has developed strong attachments to his current foster parents, and an ideal family should provide an unconditional, loving environment wherein Ethan may build relationships at his own pace. Ethan is open to families with one parent or two.
Gavin is a well mannered, gentle, quiet guy! He's an avid Star Wars Fan, who thoroughly enjoys learning and likes every subject in school. During his free time however, Gavin keeps himself entertained by playing with his computer and video games. He also loves watching/playing baseball, football, basketball and soccer! Gavin would like a "nice" family that hopefully has kids his age or older. He would especially love it if they are active- especially outdoors.
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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!
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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.
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Jessica is an individual in the best sense of the term, and a remarkable self-advocate. She has made a very personal decision recently, and has come out as transgender. Jessica understands that being trans can mean her identity may be misunderstood but would appreciate using the pronouns, she/her. Initially Jessica can be shy and her trust must be earned, but when she is comfortable, Jessica is very outgoing and insightful beyond her chronological age. Jessica has a good sense of humor and appreciates that quality in others. This winter, she has aspirations to learn to ski and enjoy the mountains as much as possible. Jessica is hopeful in finding a family who will embrace her uniqueness, and will benefit from a home wherein she is the only child to open and flexible parent(s).
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Jode is a shy, very smart, sweet and kind kid. He is in the 5th grade, enjoys learning, and does very well academically. He even has citizenship awards to prove it. At the moment, Jode has interests in the S.T.E.M. Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), which provides a more challenging curriculum. Jode loves planets and hopes to be an astronomer when he grows up. He also enjoys nature and animals, along with playing video games (Roblocks) and watching You Tube videos about nature. Jode’s recently took up soccer to be more active and is having a good time with it. Jode is in need of a patient, committed and loving family willing to put the time into helping him continue to grow.
Jonas is sweet, personable and easy going. He has a creative side, is a great student and loves reading. Jonas likes to keep active and enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding and riding bikes. Jonas likes making people happy, and longs for the love and feeling of belonging that comes with being part of a family.
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.
Juliana is hoping to find a kind, patient family who does not want to see her age out of the foster care system. She has a sweet, shy demeanor and can be slow to warm up. Still, once Juliana does warm up, she likes to joke around and is very funny. She likes basketball, volleyball, swimming, writing poetry and going to the movies. Juliana enjoys listening to rap; as well as, all other types of music. Her favorite band is S.O.B. and if you know who they are you might just be the family for her! She is also interested in photography and would love some guidance in this area. Juliana has goals of going to college so she can work with kids, perhaps as a child advocacy attorney or a social worker. She loves “giving back” and is wanting to dabble in world of volunteering.
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!
Katie is a unique teenager who is looking for an adoptive home. Katie’s passion is Japanese Anime. She is a dedicated fan who loves learning about and sharing all things Naruto. When she is not enjoying Anime, she likes Adult Swim cartoons and Rick & Morty. Additionally, Katie is interested in fantasy books and pop music. Her favorites are Billie Eilish and Panic! at the Disco. Katie also likes the classics…Grease is her favorite musical. Katie is a Leader in Training with a local organization working with young adults. She would love the opportunity to be a Big Sister. Katie is a freshman in high school. Although school is not her favorite, she is interested in learning another language and looks forward to taking a theater class. Katie states she wishes meet a family who is understanding of LGBTQ+ youth. Katie aspires to visit Florida (Universal Studios) and Japan. Katie will benefit from a caregiver/s who are good listeners and are able to meet her where she is emotionally. Katie requires a family who understands trauma and is willing to roll with resistance when she is struggling. She will benefit from caregivers who are consistent, predictable and honest.
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.
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Meet Macen, and Ricky
Macen and Ricky in general, are laid-back, uninhibited and caring siblings who are optimistic about finding a forever home. Macen has a sweet and independent demeanor, is super creative and likes to keep things tidy. Ricky has a strong interest in anything tech related and is a game enthusiast. They both are in need of a flexible family that is caring, loving and committed to being their permanent home.
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.
Maycee has a boisterous personality. She is kind, thoughtful, funny, and enjoys interacting with other children and adults alike. She is energetic and would do well in extracurricular activities like gymnastics and swimming. Maycee is working towards strengthening her friendship skills and will benefit from a family who is patient and consistent. She does take pride in completing chores which involve cleaning and organization. Maycee has two older sisters with whom she wishes to maintain a connection.
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 Deborah
Noah and Deborah are energetic and charismatic siblings who share a strong bond. Noah is an easy going kid, who tends to go with the flow and join in on what everyone else is doing. Deborah is all girl. She loves her Barbie’s and often changes outfits more than once in a day. She also loves to have her hair styled and play school. Both kids enjoy hiking, swimming and other outdoor activities. These children will thrive in a patient household in which they are unconditionally loved, treated with respect and provided structure.
Meet Noah, and Gabriel
Noah and Gabriel are easy-going and well mannered young boys. Noah has a kind, caring, empathetic disposition, who is helpful and smart. He enjoys learning and is fond of anything associated with nature and being outside exploring. He is also very much into electronics and superheros. Gabriel is courteous, friendly and funny. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys the humorous side of things. He's also into art and books, and loves playing outdoors. These kiddos are in need of a flexible foster family.
Radarie is charming, generous and very helpful. He is supportive of others and eager to please. He is a major sports fanatic, enjoying basketball and football the most. During his free time, you can find Radarie outside, playing sports or doing what he loves best; making people happy. Radarie is very active and needs a family willing to involve him in engaging hobbies. He is in need of a supportive and consistent family willing to provide him with the permanency and stability that he deserves.
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.
Shay’ani is a sweet girl who loves listening to Hawaiian music. She enjoys going for walks and spending time outdoors with horses. She is comforted by her soft blanket and the noise that her plastic egg with a coin inside makes when she shakes it. Shay'ani liked to spend some of her time watching television shows and movies. Her favorite movie is Moana. Shay’ani excels with caring, patient and supportive people, and is in need of a flexible family.
Sophia is undeniably easy-going and a terrifically composed young lady. She loves to read and takes delight in anything related to cooking. Her favorite past time is to watch cooking shows, learning all the tricks of the trade; in hopes that someday, she will become an excellent celebrity chef! Sophia has started dabbling in sports, and most recently began playing soccer and really enjoys the time spent outside. She likes to make people happy, smile and appreciates talking to anyone with similar interests that she has.
Taylor is a sweet, loving, kind and active boy who likes to help out. He has a big heart that radiates through his smile. Taylor loves to play football and has the awards to prove it. He also participates in Ju-Jitsu and is getting ready to try his hand at boxing. Taylor also enjoys camping and riding dirt bikes. He would love a family who enjoys going road trips and visiting theme parks such as Six Flags or Disneyland. Taylor dreams of having his own bedroom with pets and a kind, patient family who will support ongoing contact with his adult siblings.
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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.
Meet Trey, Jayden, and Milo
These closely bonded, high energy little boys will have you laughing all day long. They love to make people happy, are sweet, silly, affectionate, and love cars and all things super-heroes. Trey is a pretty easy-going kid with an incredible imagination, who loves to make people happy. He is fearless, determined, adventuresome and not afraid to try new things... although he is a pretty picky eater. Still, he loves pizza, burgers, pasta with red sauce and cereal and is working on expanding his pallet. Jayden is very bright and articulate for his age. He is currently learning Spanish and his foster parents are impressed with the fact that he's doing so with no accent. He shows remarkable leadership skills and is very protective of his brothers. People will tell you that Jayden's smile lights up a room. He is a big hugger, loves to be a helper, and is a kind, loving, polite little boy with excellent manners and a little flirtation mixed in. Milo is all boy and looks up to his older brothers. Like Jayden, he is very bright and articulate for his age and is learning Spanish. He strives to be "a big boy" and loves to dress himself and be independent. Milo has an infectious laugh and is has a clever way of using his cuteness to his advantage. It's pretty easy to get sucked in.
Triston is a sweetheart who is excited to find his forever family. He loves animals- especially horses, is an excellent reader and enjoys books. Triston strives to do the right thing and does well in a structured environment.
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