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 child: TRE'VELL
Tre'Vell is a force of nature! He's enthusiastic and positive, active and motivated! He's currently keeping busy playing high school football, learning the trumpet, singing, dancing, and enjoying technology. He’s ready to take on the world and encounter lots of new experiences.
Tre’Vell has hearing difficulties and is fluent in ASL and an excellent lip reader. He has a hearing aid for his right ear and has had cochlear implant surgery on his left ear.
When he entered foster care in 2007, Tre'Vell appeared to have had none of the childhood experiences that promote emotional and behavioral growth and a healthy sense of self-esteem and well-being. Since then, he has come such a long way! It will be important for his adoptive folks to have a good grasp of how chronic early neglect can impact a child’s overall development. He continues to have the supports he needs to move forward, and is excelling in school. Tre’Vell is most responsive to parental figures who are nurturing and provide clear expectations and limits. He feels safer and more secure (and is able to respect the adults parenting him) when he knows that they are on top of things.
Tre’Vell is genuinely excited about being adopted and very open to the possibilities. He will be counting on his adoptive parent(s) to help him maintain contact with his grandparents and with his three younger siblings. Couples or parents with a good support systems of family and friends and access to educational and social resources for teens would be great for Tre’Vell. He is anxious to share his optimism, creativity and enthusiasm with his new family.
To learn more about Tre'Vell, watch his video clip.
Browse photos and descriptions of other kids still waiting for families:
Miracles do happen!
Featured kids: Aeirieck, Alex, Angelique, Ashton, Ben, Caleb, Chase, Christian, Christopher, Cody, Courtney, David, George, Heather, Isaiah, Iyanla, Jaleo, Jason, Jerimiah, Joey, Jonathan, Kaleb, Katelynn, Katie, Kayla, Kenna, Krista, Leandra, Lorenzo, Malachi, Master, Matthew, Maya, Miguel, Mikah, Mathew, Najwa, Naomi, Nehemiah, Rebecca, Rielee, Samara, Sarina, Scott, Sean, Sebastian, Shauwen, Tarvares, Terry, The'Ellis, Tony, Tor'Yana, Travelle and Tylea have joined their adoptive families. Congratulations and best wishes to everyone! In all, more than 60 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, 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, Department of Natural Resources, Edgeworks Climbing, Elevated Sportz, Game On!, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 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, the Washington State Mineral Council, 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 100 children.