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: Maddoxx

Maddoxx is an expressive boy, who loves his iPad, hanging out with other people, and learning new skills. Often described as a “little rascal” because of his good-nature and sense of humor, he is generally loved by everyone he encounters. Watching TV and short videos on his iPad is definitely among Maddoxx’s favorite things to do, though playing games like Angry Birds is a close second. He also loves bugs, and finds them fascinating!
Often caught with a smile on his face, Maddoxx is drawn to fresh air and sunlight, and the outside world is clearly important to him. When riding in the car, he prefers the window down, so he can feel the fresh breeze on his face. Maddoxx continues to develop his physical skills and he is starting to learn how to stand and use a walker, though his wheelchair is his main form of transportation. While at home, Maddoxx enjoys playing on the floor, occasionally crawling or using his walker. Recently, solid foods have been added into Maddox’s diet. Though it is a careful process, he is enjoying learning a bit more about what he is able to eat.
Maddoxx adores learning and really thrives in school. With an iPad and other tools, he is actively working on his communication skills. In and outside of school, Maddoxx is able to communicate through his iPad, while he is also learning some basic sign language. Maddoxx is able to demonstrate matching skills with colors, letters, numbers, and shapes, and is enthusiastic about learning new things. His teachers describe him as “very social” and notes that he loves to be around his peers. He laughs loudly, and often, when around other kids and he is very expressive with his emotions. He will cry when he doesn’t feel good or when he is sad. He is also able to express frustration when he wants attention or does not want to do a task. It will be important for his adoptive parents to continue to support Maddoxx on honing and increasing his expressive abilities.
Maddoxx requires full-time care and has made great progress in his daily life. We would love to find a family who can make a commitment to Maddoxx’s care and who will provide him with the services and resources that will help him to reach his full potential. Maddoxx will do best with a family that is calm, patient, and nurturing, and knows how to use positive parenting skills and good humor. Maddoxx also has a relationship with a significant relative and would like to maintain that bond.

To learn more about Maddoxx, watch his video clip. 


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



Aden is a very smart young man with a great sense of curiosity about the world around him. He loves throwing a football, shooting hoops, swimming, riding his bike, and just generally being active. He also appreciates having opportunities for new experiences and learning new skills. 




Jaydyn is a smart, funny, and thoughtful teen who really wants a family of his own. He has many interests, including sports, comics, and video games. He’s an inquisitive guy who is interested in how things are made and what makes them work. Jaydyn also enjoys listening to music and singing.




Delontea is smart, curious, and caring. He thrives with 1:1 attention, structure, and a stability. A lively conversationalist, Delontea asks really great questions and he has two main passions: animals and Michael Jackson! He is the master of MJ trivia and knows all of his songs!




Lisa is a wonderful teenager who is full of life and has a fun sense of humor! She can be shy at first, but once she gets to know you, she opens up and is a delight to be around. Friendly and caring, Lisa is particularly good with young children and enjoys socializing with friends.


Miracles Do Happen!

Featured kids: Aeirieck, Ahmaiya, Alex, Ali, Angelique, Anthony, Armondo, Ashton, Ben, Bryan, Caleb, Chase, Christian, Christopher, Cody, Courtney, Darriane, David, Derek, 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: Artful Dreamers Studio, BoomShaka, Bug Museum, Creatively Yours, Edgeworks Climbing, Experience Music Project Museum, FabLab Tacoma, Forest View Elementary, 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, Morgan Family YMCA, Pacific Science Center, Pierce County Transit, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Prairie Lanes, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Ryther, Silvana's Dessert Academy, Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma Soccer Center, The Animal Experience, USS Turner Joy, Whirleyball Seattle, The Whole Horse Place, Woodland Park Zoo, 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 150 children.


Jan 7, 17

—Maddoxx is an expressive boy, who loves his iPad, hanging out with other people, and learning new skills. Often described as a “little rascal” because of his good-nature and sense of humor, he is generally loved by everyone he encounters. Learn more

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