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: Leroy

Leroy has a team of people around him who just adore this affectionate little boy. “LJ”, as he is fondly known, loves the nurturing adults in his life. At home, he especially likes to play with toy cars and trucks, and any toy that has sound effects! Making trips to the park and playground are some of LJ’s favorite outdoor activities. 

Now in the 2nd grade, and in the Life Skills program at school, LJ really lights up during music time. And he has made exceptional academic progress! He can now sign and say every letter of the alphabet when they are presented to him on flash cards. He can also identify colors and sign several of them, and he is able to sight read some words. In addition, LJ has made huge behavioral gains at school. He is much calmer and better able to focus. 

Folks who are knowledgeable and experienced with children who have delays in their communication abilities and social skills, would be a great fit for LJ. He needs a single parent or a couple who wants the opportunity to help LJ realize his full potential, and who has the necessary skills and knowledge to address his special needs. LJ is a delightful little boy who will be a joyful addition to a warm, supportive family who wants to love and nurture him.

To learn more about Leroy, 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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April 28, 17

—Leroy has a team of people around him who just adore this affectionate little boy. “LJ”, as he is fondly known, loves the nurturing adults in his life. At home, he especially likes to play with toy cars and
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