Meet Children Waiting for a Family

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Photo of Aangel

Aangel is a loving teenager with a smile that can light up any room. Aangel also has a great sense of humor and is always telling jokes to make other people laugh. She loves to have conversations with people and will throw you off by asking you deep philosophical questions. Aangel enjoys watching and playing sports. She enjoys playing basketball and football, and wishes to play on a team someday. Aangel in an animal lover and enjoys having a pet to take care of. She loves dogs and bunnies, but is not a big fan of cats. Aangel enjoys playing UNO, board games, Jenga, listening to music, and dining out. Seeing the beach and putting her feet in the water is on her bucket list. In a family, Aangel would love to attend church, be active, travel and feel like she belongs. She is currently placed outside of Virginia and is open to exploring other states for families.

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15-year-old Nevaeh loves wearing Nike, ADIDAS, Yeezys and Gucci. She has recently developed a love for Caramel Frappuccino and her favorite food is a nice hot order of mozzarella sticks. Nevaeh will tell you she dislikes peas (they look like ticks) and mean people. She loves to learn about history, especially if it involves paranormal stories. Nevaeh enjoys going to the movies and her favorite genre would be horror/scary movies!
Nevaeh enjoys writing song lyrics and expressing herself through music; she feels music is the best therapy. She has an interest in guitar and recently took lessons. Nevaeh can be very thoughtful about others well-beings and desires to enter a profession, such as working for the Red Cross, in which she can assist those who experience tragedy. Currently, she is wanting to become a Firefighter!

Nevaeh consistently sticks up for the underdog and those who don’t always have the ability to do so for themselves. She also likes to play basketball, enjoys being goofy, and has a great sense of humor. Nevaeh does best with consistency and predictability. She has a strong desire to be a part of a family, but needs help creating lasting relationships. Nevaeh said, “I need a family who will be patient with me, never give up on me and who will let me be a kid without pushing it, oh and also who will allow me to be super creative.” She deserves a family that can remain dedicated to her through challenging times, especially as she adjusts to understanding her role within a new family.

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Ashton enjoys a variety of music and can rock out to Michael Jackson and Metallica, at the same time. He prides himself on his 90’s era musical knowledge and has found complete refuge in becoming lost in music for his soul!

Ashton enjoys playing video games and of course being on his phone. This kid’s smile can light up a room and his laugh is contagious. You can easily win him over with a strawberry milkshake or Monster drink!

Ashton has three siblings and family is very important to him. His forever family would encourage and support his wishes to maintain those connections. He has had to face many tough challenges and hard losses in his lifetime. He needs a family to commit to him with patience and consistency. Ashton is doing well in his current temporary placement and continues to process the “good and bad” of adoption.

As he nears 18, he is exploring all of his options and knows he has challenges ahead. He is open to an adoptive family but also realizes there aren’t too many families who are willing to take a chance on a 17, almost 18 year old- who still needs so much support, guidance and love.

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Photo of Tre’Vari

Tre’Vari is a friendly 3 year-old with a huge personality! He enjoys playing on his mat with toys, “singing,” and spending time with his older foster siblings. He has an even temperament, but will use his facial expressions to show when he is displeased! He can be best described as a sweet and happy child who loves to snuggle. Tre’Vari also loves to swim and play in the water. He has recently started experimenting with more types of food. He loves to be played with and loves when people are interacting with him. He loves listening to music and going places in his wheelchair with his foster family. He doesn’t like tummy aches and he doesn’t like being alone. Tre’Vari is very aware of what is going on around him and does not want to miss out on anything! He really enjoys the attention he gets from his older foster siblings.

Tre’Vari requires caregivers who are patient, kind, and committed to meeting his special and medical needs. He also requires caregivers who will advocate for him to access the best services and push him to do his very best.

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Photo of Joseph

Joseph, who prefers to be called JoJo, is an amazing little boy. He can be very lovable and will give out hugs to others. He is very talkative and has a vivid imagination. When telling a story he gets very animated, moving about and acting out the scene. JoJo has a hearty appetite and there aren’t many foods that he doesn’t like.

JoJo’s favorite things to play with are dinosaur figures. He enjoys collecting them and reading about all the different types of dinosaurs. He also likes to construct things out of Legos and watch cartoons, and does well playing on his own. JoJo also has a creative side; he likes to collect small items and then put them together to create larger original objects.

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Photo of China

12 year-old China is very social and outgoing. She befriends other children easily, and is very energetic. China loves to perform for others, especially by singing and dancing, and is currently in the drama club. She also likes to ride her bike and play outside. China has participated in the girl scouts in the past and thought it was a great experience. Her appearance is very important to her, and she enjoys shopping and having her hair done. She is currently learning responsibility by cleaning her room and living space. China is inquisitive and responds well to curiosity. She really enjoys school and likes to be a leader among other students. She likes being a part of a community, especially through school, church, and family. China will do best in a family that can provide her with a consistent schedule and a routine. She thrives when she feels safe, cared for, and understands the expectations she has within the family.

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17-year-old Damien is intelligent, respectful, and has a good sense of humor. He enjoys playing football and basketball, which have proven to be stress relieving and anger reducing activities for Damien. He also enjoys dancing and singing along to rap and hip hop music. Damien loves fashion and likes to wear the most expensive and up-to-date shoes. Damien has matured greatly over time and can accept responsibility for his actions and is remorseful afterwards. Damien does well academically and has expressed a desire to go to college to study urban education. Damien would benefit from a male role model in his future adoptive home.

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Photo of Hunter

Placement in Progress

Hunter is a friendly, creative, and loving young boy. He is 10 years old and in the 3rd grade. Hunter enjoys reading comic books and watching cartoons, especially Teen Titans. Another of his favorite things is playing with Legos, especially anything superhero or Star Wars related. Hunter likes to ride his bike outside and also play imaginative games with his peers. Hunter’s favorite food is ice cream sundaes, but if he had to eat only one food for the rest of his life, Hunter would choose raw carrots – so he could stay healthy! Hunter’s ideal family would include a mom, dad, and pets. Hunter’s perfect family would love Legos, Marvel movies, and ice cream.


Photo of Ashton

Placement in Progress

14 year old Ashton is an intelligent, charming, out-going and curious young man with a contagious smile and laugh! He currently has an A/B average in his classes and enjoys school. Ashton loves to meet new people, ask questions, and will talk to anyone! He participates in the middle school strings program and has played the violin for several years. Ashton does not care for sports so he’s currently taking Taekwondo lessons and cardio classes. He prefers to stay inside and enjoys staying busy by playing video or arcade games, watching movies, and using computers. Ashton is artistic and creative, and finds enjoyment in drawing and coloring in his sketch book, building with Legos, and reading. Ashton will tell you his choice food or snack would be dill pickles and he loathes onions and mushrooms. He tends to be a home body but also is content with going places as long as he is with people who care about him. When he’s not at home, Ashton loves going to arcades, playing laser tag and going roller skating. Ashton is very involved in his church, attends youth group weekly and sings in the choir. When asked about what his favorite type of music is, he says, “I love all music, seriously ALL music!”  Ashton would love to belong to a fun, active, committed and loving family. He would do best as the youngest child.


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Placement in Progress

11 year-old Spring is very active and athletic. She loves gymnastics and play on a club basketball team. In addition to her big imagination and love for telling stories, Spring has a very considerate nature and loves to lend a helping hand. She is quite the performer and will show off her skills for others. Spring responds well to a maternal figure when she needs attention and really likes to be cuddled and hugged. She has a strong desire for connection and affection. Spring enjoys helping other children, especially those who are younger than her. Spring is very thoughtful and thinks about what other people want and need. She would do best with an experienced caregiver who can provide her with unconditional love, security, and be patient with her, especially as she is learning the customs and habits of a new home.


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Placement in Progress

Frannie is a sweet, smart, caring 14 year-old who aspires to become an attorney one day. She is enthusiastic and enjoys a social environment. Frannie loves animals and hopes to have a dog of her own in the future, and maybe even some farm animals! She is creative and enjoys painting on canvas; drawing flowers is her specialty. She has expressed an interest in participating in gymnastics or cheerleading at some point. A fun day for Frannie consists of shopping for clothes, going roller skating or maybe bowling, having a family dinner, and sharing lots of laughs.

Frannie enjoys helping her foster family cook and is always willing to help out with chores. She enjoys learning new things and having new experiences. Frannie appreciates structured settings and knowing what’s coming next.


Photo of Maddox

Placement in Progress

Maddox is 15 years old and is the definition of a “true gentleman,” for he is always running to open doors for the ladies, he takes his hat off indoors and is described by others as considerate and genuine. He enjoys taking things apart, he has a mechanic’s mind! He is obsessed with motorcycles and loves learning everything he can about them. A few of his favorites right now are the Z125 Pro, Ninja 636 and Ninja 300 winter test edition. Maddox is a very smart young man and would benefit from a structured academic environment in which he can truly apply himself. He is described as having the ability to be a good role model, but has had some challenges in the past forming solid friendships. Maddox is wonderful with animals and has a huge heart. He is able to display high levels of sympathy and empathy for others.


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Placement in Progress

Meet 16 year old Keith! He is one of a kind and enjoys deep conversations with people. He can be outgoing, but prefers to keep to himself and surround himself with one or two people who he feels comfortable with. Keith, as most teens, enjoys electronics and is rather tech savvy! He is interested in coding, hacking and envisions a future involving computers. He has the ability to do very well in school and loves to read. Keith specifically enjoys reading books about post-apocalyptic survival and the paranormal world. He is artistic and enjoys drawing architectural designs for homes. He is a great debater, is highly intelligent and has become a strong self-advocate. Keith is a unique young man and would thrive in a home which is also unique. Ideally, he would be in a home with a single dad who could fulfill the role of big brother or mentor. He would do well in a home with other youth around his age, but he would also do well as an only child. Keith does well with animals and enjoys the companionship they offer. He will do well in a home where the expectations and boundaries are clear but where the structure is different than what is typically seen in a family. Keith will need his caregiver to be committed and willing to join in on therapy sessions. Relationships can be challenging for all youth in foster care and Keith needs someone who is ready to stick by him, lifelong.


Photo of Cody

Placement in Progress

Cody is full of life and a very sweet child. This 12 year old enjoys sports, games, staying active, and values a structured home life. Cody understands the importance of following rules and benefits from visual reminders. Cody engages in his care and is very aware of his needs. Cody doesn’t always express himself with words, however when he smiles, he can light up a room.

Cody loves to help others any chance he can and enjoys volunteering as well. He participated in a youth soccer team and is a soccer enthusiast! He understands that by working together the team can make anything happen. Cody likes playing basketball and football and hopes to be on a baseball team in the future too. Cody also enjoys fishing, camping, and playing with animals.

Cody would benefit from a structured home that provides him the opportunity to be a part of a family. He loves animals and is often a helper. Cody just wants to be a regular kid with a family that genuinely loves him. Can you make that simple dream come true for him?


Photo of Charlett

Placement in Progress

Charlett is a sweet 7-year-old girl who always greets you with a smile. Although non-verbal, she loves being included in conversations. Charlett deserves a dedicated family who can provide unconditional love and support along with meeting her special needs. She loves to travel in her wheelchair and participate in outdoor activities. She has been an active participant in a community baseball team for children with special needs. Charlett enjoys playing with toys that plays music or lights up. She loves the company and attention of others. Charlett desires a family who enjoys staying active and including her in the fun!


Photo of Ethan

Placement in Progress

12-year-old Ethan is a smart, funny and lovable young man. He enjoys playing basketball, football and riding his bike. He is very active and would thrive in an active family that spends time outdoors. Indoors, Ethan enjoys board games. Ethan does well academically, is very intuitive, and enjoys learning new things. Ethan’s favorite subject in school is science. Ethan attends and enjoys church in his current placement and would like a family who values church. He states he would love to have a family with pets. Ethan will do best in a family with no other children that will provide structure with support, affection, and plenty of one-on-one attention.


Photo of Cameron

Placement in Progress

Cameron is one of the funniest 16-year-olds you will meet! He is bright, goofy, and loves to laugh and make others laugh. He enjoys sharing and discussing events that are going on in the world as well as the interesting topics he is learning in school. Cameron’s favorite activities are watching Seattle Seahawks games, and playing video games, board games, and basketball. He also likes doing puzzles and listening to country music. He has a strong Christian faith and has enjoyed being active in his church community and attending summer camps. He is a good helper who values being part of a team and would benefit from having structured opportunities for chores and independent living tasks.

Cameron has experienced a lot of disappointments in his life, and he deserves a patient, experienced family who is familiar with providing a structured environment while helping him progress in his goals. He would do best in a two-parent or single parent home, with supervision and activities to keep him engaged. He would do well with same age teens or as the youngest or only child in the home. Cameron desires a family open to preserving the connections he has with his biological sisters.

Today there are more than 1,400 Virginia children, and more than 100,000 U.S. children, in foster care waiting to be adopted. These children range in age from less than a year old to 21. At AdoptUSKids, you can explore the database of thousands of children in foster care available for adoption who need permanent, loving homes.

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