Adoption

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: Zoe

Zoe is an exceptionally bright and extremely resilient young lady. She possesses a great sense of humor and is artistically gifted. She is vivacious, engaging, and enjoys being independent. And when given responsibility, Zoe takes it seriously. 

Zoe is a huge fan of the musician Drake, reality star Kylie Jenner, and her favorite TV show, Vampire Diaries. With her eye on being a cosmetologist (and being famous), Zoe loves makeup and believes it is an art, describing it as “drawing on someone’s face.” An athlete as well, Zoe enjoys many sports, especially boxing and volleyball.

Currently in 9th grade, Zoe describes herself as a “smart/ish and a very social person”. She has said, “If there is a wonderful mom out there who is brave enough to raise a teenager who’s still trying to figure out what life’s all about … then go for it!”

Zoe truly wants to have a family of her own and is working on preparing herself for adoption. A family with significant parenting experience and a good understanding of the needs of children with a history of trauma, would be a good fit for Zoe. Having experience through fostering, adopting, or counseling adolescents would be very helpful. Zoe may do best with a single mother with older adult children, though other family arrangements will be considered. Parents who have a good repertoire of behavioral tools and strategies, as well as positive parenting skills, and who can provide Zoe with a safe and structured home would meet her needs very well.

To learn more about Zoe, watch her video clip.



 

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

A–C   J–K

Antonio

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.

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Jermaine

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

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. 

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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.

You can help fund WACAP's advocacy efforts on behalf of kids in U.S. foster care by making a donation today.

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, Bug Museum, Edgeworks Climbing, Experience Music Project Museum, FabLab Tacoma, Island Lake (CRISTA camp), Federal Way School of Music, King's Books, LeMay -  American's Car Museum, the Liberty Theater, Next Step Archery, Old McDebbie's Farm at Jim's UFish, Pierce County Transit, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Prairie Lanes, Pratt Fine Arts Center, 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 140 children.

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Nov 11, 16

—Zoe is an exceptionally bright and extremely resilient young lady. She possesses a great sense of humor and is artistically gifted. She is vivacious, engaging, and.... Learn more

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The Council on Accreditation (COA), a national accrediting entity designated by the US Department of State to provide Hague Accreditation and Approval, invites the public to provide comment on intercountry adoption service providers seeking Hague Accreditation, Approval or Renewal.
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