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: KeJuan

Bright, curious, and always up for a good conversation, KeJuan is a wonderful, creative kid. With her expressive nature and the keen ability to articulate her feelings, she is truly a joy. Like many kids, KeJuan is fascinated by technology and video games, which act as a great motivator in her life. KeJuan is working on learning how to balance screen time with other activities and responsibilities, and would do well with a family who can help her regulate that.

KeJuan is very engaging and enjoys the chance to get outside and be active. She also has a true passion for animals and would love to have a pet in her life! They bring out her gentle spirit.

Currently in the 5th grade, KeJuan does very well in school. She enjoys learning and is a very successful student. A stable home and the support of a family, would really help KeJuan with the social aspects of school and interactions with peers. KeJuan is open-minded and is willing to learn and grow when it comes to making new friends and all of the social aspects that go along with being in school.

KeJuan has started to open up with loved ones about her gender identity. She has conveyed her “desire to be a girl” and expresses herself through clothing and requests to be called by a different name. It is important to KeJuan that we share this with potential adoptive families. She prefers a family who will be completely comfortable and supportive as she continues to learn more about herself. Having a family who understands, encourages, and supports her will be extremely important.

KeJuan would really like to be adopted. Patient, empathetic parents who are great communicators and can work to build trust together would be a great fit. Since she is a young person who values quiet time to think (and process), having a family who is calm, consistent, and understanding of this would be great as well. 

It would also be wonderful for KeJuan to have a family who can introduce her to new experiences and activities. KeJuan does really well with kids, and would be happy to have a younger brother and sisters. KeJuan has biological sisters that she is open to having a relationship with and it will be important for her to be able to maintain those bonds.
 
KeJuan has shared that she would really like to find a family who accepts her for who she is, who has other young children, and who has dogs.

To learn more about KeJuan, watch her video clip. 



 

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


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Aden

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. 


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Jaydyn

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.


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Delantea

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!

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Lisa

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.

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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.

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Feb 14, 18

—Bright, curious, and always up for a good conversation, KeJuan is a wonderful, creative kid. With her expressive nature and the keen ability to articulate her feelings, she is truly a joy. Like many kids, KeJuan is fascinated by... Learn more

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