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 Kids: Kemijah, Kemani and Karma
Kemijah, Kemani and Karma play well together and love each other very much. Big sister, Kemijah, is a very sweet, caring and charismatic girl. She enjoys school and teachers describe her as a very nurturing child who loves stories and taking care of others. Kemijah has made great progress and is very near all her academic benchmarks. She is a very motivated girl and enjoys being the first to complete classroom assignments. She loves playing sports and is also developing an interest in fashion.
Kemani is well-liked by his peers and does well socially, but spends most of his time playing with his siblings. Kemani’s teachers report that he enjoys learning and picks things up quickly. Kemani has struggled emotionally and behaviorally, but through counseling, attention at school, and stability at home, he is doing much better. Kemani likes to be active and play outside. He also likes to watch television and play video games.
Little sister, Karma, is doted upon by her brother and sister. As a child on the autism spectrum, she receives extra attention from her protective siblings. Since coming into care in her current foster home, Karma has made great progress with her communication skills, motor skills and overall development. She is very affectionate and will give and receive hugs. Karma reportedly “comes alive” when she hears music or if someone is singing to her. Karma sings and smiles a lot. Her case worker believes that she will continue to bloom with a stable family, that is ready to support her developmental progress. She is responding well to intervention and is able to learn and progress in all domains.
To learn more about Kemijah, Kemani and Karma, 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, 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, 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, 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.