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: Aquil

Aquil is a boy with many strengths and talents. He is an amazing student who loves school and gets very good grades. A skilled reader, Aquil loves both fiction and non-fiction and enjoys sharing books with others. He also enjoys playing with toy robots and things that are superhero related, and he’s a pretty accomplished chess player. 

Aquil is in 8th grade, and his intelligence and terrific memory are serving him well. As part of the school band, he is learning to play the clarinet. Aquil also enjoys after-school activities. He loves being physically active, especially when it comes to riding his bike and running. Sports are important to Aquil, and he enjoys track, wrestling, basketball, and soccer. Aquil is also an enthusiastic participant in male mentoring groups and loves the time and attention he receives from his mentors and the group as a whole.

A helpful guy, Aquil routinely pitches in at home with chores, such as dishes, folding laundry, and keeping the bathroom clean. His caregiver appreciates how helpful and caring he is around younger children.
With the help of counseling, Aquil has made real progress with managing behavior, attention issues, and restless energy. It will be important for his adoptive parents to help him continue counseling, so he can move forward emotionally and behaviorally. Aquil may also want to participate in family counseling to help him have an especially positive transition into a new home. 

Structure is huge for Aquil! He thrives on order and routine and providing a consistent daily plan, with clear expectations, helps him feel secure. Parents (s) who have lots of patience will be especially helpful to Aquil as he learns new ways to express his feelings. Aquil’s caseworker is looking for a family with a good repertoire of behavioral tools and strategies, that would love to have a boy with his many strengths and talents. Aquil will be counting on his adoptive family to help him stay connected to his brother. His caseworker would like to hear from families located in Washington state.

To learn more about Aquil, watch his video clip.


Browse photos and descriptions of other kids still waiting for families:

A–C   J–K


Upon meeting Antonio, you might notice how friendly and polite he is – shaking hands and frequently responding to questions with "yes, ma'am" and "no, ma'am." He also likes to help out at home, with chores like vacuuming, feeding the fish. Antonio’s favorite pastimes are going on outings, painting, watching TV, shooting hoops, and playing video games on his DS.




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.

D–I   L–Z


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!”


La’Veil and Leilani

La’Veil and Leilani are quite a team. Their relationship is the only consistency they have known, so they depend on one another. Their social worker is looking for a family that will value that strong connection and give them the opportunity to grow up together. 


Miracles Do Happen!

Featured kids: Aeirieck, Ahmaiya, Alex, Ali, Angelique, Anthony, Armondo, Ashton, Ben, Bryan, Caleb, Chase, Christopher, Cody, Courtney, David, Eyes, Eythan, Frank, George, Heather, Hunter, Isaiah, Iyanla, Jaleo, Jason, Jeremiah, Jerimiah, JJ, Jocelyn, Joey, Johnny, Jonathan, Joseph, Kaleb, Katelynn, Katie, Kayla, Kenna, Krista, Lara, Leandra, Lorenzo, Malachi, Master, Matthew, Maya, Michael, Miguel, Mikah, Mathew, Najwa, Naomi, Nehemiah, Rebecca, Samara, Sarina, Sebastian, Shauwen, Tarvares, Terry, The'Ellis, Tia, Tony, Tor'Yana, Travelle, Trenton, Triston, Tylea and Tyrese 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.

Thank You!

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, Eric Vaughn and Alisa Prinos.

WACAP would like to thank the following organizations for recent donations and use of their locations: Bounce It Up 360, Edgeworks Climbing, Experience Music Project Museum, FabLab Tacoma, Island Lake (CRISTA camp), King's Books, LeMay -  American's Car Museum, Next Step Archery, Pierce County Transit, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Ryther, the Seattle Seahawks, Silvana's Dessert Academy, Sprinker Recreation Center, Trampoline Nation, USS Turner Joy, Whirleyball Seattle, 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 130 children.


Oct 19, 16

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