A Family for Me
Across Washington state, more than 1,600 kids live in foster care while they wait for permanent families. They are legally free for adoption, and they need families to love them forever. WACAP’s nationally recognized project, A Family for Me, introduces you to kids who need what every kid should have: a family like yours.
In cooperation with Yuen Lui Photography Studios and a partnership with KING 5 Television in Seattle, A Family for Me produces a TV segment, which airs weekly during the morning news. Hosted by Joyce Taylor, the segment profiles adoptable kids from around the Puget Sound region. As kids are introduced each week, we'll add their profiles and videos to this page. You might want to bookmark it now and return later to learn more about these great kids.
In addition to kids featured on A Family for Me, WACAP's US Kids staff have information on hundreds of other children in the United States who need homes.
This Week's Featured Children: Destiny, Xzavier and Dezeray
These fun-loving siblings need a safe, stable and caring forever family. For them, being together means competition, encouragement and laughter. They’re big on helping each other with homework and cutting loose with a little “Just Dance” on the Wii.
Big sister, Destiny, tends to keep to herself but she’s a good conversationalist. She is doing well in school and enjoys writing, as well as playing in the school band. Not surprisingly, this teen loves her cell phone and tablet. But she also takes the time to play sports with her brother and sing with her little sister.
Xzavier is a high-energy boy! He loves sports and being outside. He also likes to skate, bowl and play mini golf. Xzavier earns money by doing chores and is very good at saving. In school, math and science are his favorite subjects. He has a lot of friends and says, “Everyone loves a ginger!"
Dezeray is the most curious of the crew and loves to be involved with everything! She is very friendly and warms up to people quickly. She likes to cook and wants to learn how to sew. Dezeray loves watching movies and going bowling. And according to her brother and sister, she tries hard when she meets a challenge.
These three siblings enjoy learning and laughing together. Since they are also close to their older sister, their caseworker would like to hear from families in Washington state.
To learn more about Destiny, Xzavier and Dezeray, watch their video clip.
Browse photos and descriptions of other kids still waiting for families:
A bright and talented artist, Andre is a sweet and endearing 12-year-old. He's already filled several journals with his sketches and he loves to use his creativity to design and build Lego structures. Very interested in space, Andre is a big fan of Star Wars and space-themed video games.
Jermaine is a thoughtful young man who enjoys both science and basketball! He loves outdoor activities and outings. Among his favorite pastimes are riding his bike, playing sports, watching TV and playing video games. Jermaine is passionate about participating in the cultural traditions of his Native heritage.
Daniel loves electronics! One of his all-time favorite outings is going to Fred Meyer and hanging out in the Electronics Department, which gives him a chance to explore! He quickly figures things out and displays a natural brilliance with technology. Daniel’s case manager describes him enthusiastically as an “amazing, amazing little boy!”
Lee is a cutie who loves pretty frilly things and likes to look nice. A “girly girl,” she especially loves to accessorize her outfits with ribbons, barrettes and scarves. Always wearing a smile, Lee is friendly and gets along well with her peers. She loves to sing and dance to Hannah Montana, Selena Gomez and her personal favorite, Justin Bieber.
Miracles Do Happen!
Featured kids: Aeirieck, Ahmaiya, Alex, Angelique, Ashton, Ben, Caleb, Chase, Christopher, Cody, Courtney, David, Eythan, Frank, George, Heather, Isaiah, Iyanla, Jaleo, Jason, Jeremiah, Jerimiah, Jocelyn, Joey, Johnny, Jonathan, Joseph, Kaleb, Katelynn, Katie, Kayla, Kenna, Krista, Leandra, Lorenzo, Malachi, Master, Matthew, Maya, Miguel, Mikah, Mathew, Najwa, Naomi, Nehemiah, Rebecca, Samara, Sarina, Sebastian, Shauwen, Tarvares, Terry, The'Ellis, Tia, Tony, Tor'Yana, Travelle, Trenton and Tylea have joined their adoptive families. Congratulations and best wishes to everyone! In all, more than 50 percent of the kids featured on A Family for Me have found adoptive homes.
Professional photography services for featured children are generously donated by Yuen Lui Studios. We would also like to acknowledge videography and editing services provided by Helen Green, Rich Green, Nathaniel Jackson and Eric Vaughn.
WACAP would like to thank the following organizations for recent donations and use of their locations: Big 5 Sporting Goods, Cornerstone Studio, Edgeworks Climbing, Elevated Sportz, Evergreen Speedway, Game On!, King's Books, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, LeMay - American's Car Museum, Mary Bridge Children's Health Center, Museum and History and Industry, Oak Tree Judo Dojo, Orvis, the Pacific Science Center, Parkour Visions, PAWS of Lynnwood, The Reptile Zoo, Simply Enchanting Dress Up Parties, Spun Clay Arts Studio & Gallery, Tacoma Metal Arts Center, Teaching Books and Toys, The Museum of Flight, Tinkertopia, USS Turner Joy and The Whole Horse Place and Yuen Lui Studios. Many more wonderful businesses and organizations have provided their venues since we began our A Family for Me program, allowing us to create videos for over 120 children.