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: Tre-Lyn

Tre-Lyn is an adorable little boy with a sweet, engaging smile. He enjoys interacting with his caregivers and support team, and loves being around other children. While Tre-Lyn is nonverbal, he makes different sounds to get attention and to connect with others. He loves to be cuddled and is very responsive to his foster mom. Familiar sounds, like the voices of his favorite people and fun music, bring him a lot of joy.

Tre-Lyn’s vision is impaired and he sees mostly shapes and outlines. Fortunately, his hearing is very good. At this time, he does not walk, but his support team thinks he is close to crawling. Tre-lyn’s team of providers is delighted with the substantial progress that has been achieved in addressing and managing his multi-layered medical and developmental issues. 

A daily routine seems to meet Tre-Lyn’s needs nicely. He loves attention, especially gentle tickling. Bath time is a favorite part of his day. He now has a bathing chair, which makes bathing him and washing his hair easier and more comfortable for him. Tre-lyn continues to be fed through a tube.

Tre-lyn is transported by bus to and from his school. Due to his vision and lack of mobility, last year physical therapy was the bulk of his school program. This year, Tre-Lyn is in a 1st grade program where the goals are to promote his growth and development in adaptive functioning, social/emotional skills, cognition, gross and fine motor skills, and communication. He goes to school 6 hours a day.

Tre-lyn’s social worker is open to families that have a strong support system of family and friends. Parents need to be experienced with special needs and live near a hospital. While some medical background would be a plus, couples and single parents who do not have such experience will be trained in meeting Tre-lyn’s daily routine and handling any emergency that may occur. It will be very important for Tre-lyn’s parent(s) to be able to work in concert with his treatment team, to schedule appointments with his various treatment team members, and to see that he is at each appointment. 

To learn more about Tre-lyn, watch his video clip.


 

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

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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.

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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!”

 

Logan

Logan is a loving boy who welcomes hugs. He loves to be involved in family activities and to have lots of parental time and attention. He enjoys family pets and especially loves having his own dog. Logan and “Angel”, are great buddies and Logan likes being responsible for his care. He also enjoys video games, building with Mega Bloks, and playing a good game of tag at school. 

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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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Feb 7, 17

—While Tre-Lyn is nonverbal, he makes different sounds to connect with others. He loves to be cuddled and is very responsive to.... 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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