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: Anthony

Anthony is a darling little boy who depends on certain daily routines to help him feel happy, valued, and secure. He loves to be tucked into bed (often wearing one of his many superhero costumes) and given a hug goodnight. This routine must include having his toy bear tucked in with him and hearing an “I love you”. The next day, a cheerful “good morning” is essential, even as he is pulling the covers over his head and giggling. Once, he’s ready for the day, this active 5-year-old enjoys going for walks regardless of the destination!

Anthony loves everything to do with Marvel superheroes – movies, books, stickers, pajamas and clothing, especially his Captain America and Ironman costumes. He’s been looking forward to getting a Hawkeye costume, complete with bow and arrow. He likes to watch videos related to ABCs, shapes, colors, and nursery rhymes, and he has fun playing videogames that require strategy on his Sprout Tablet. Anthony is also a huge sports fan already. 

Routine and structure help Anthony thrive. He benefits greatly from having an attentive, caring adult nearby who can patiently and calmly redirect him, as needed. His independent play usually involves repetitive activity, such as looking at books over and over again, and filling and emptying containers. This kind of activity also helps comfort him when he’s upset. During playtime with other children, he does best with supervision. And he does well in “circle” and “story” times while at his daycare program.

Anthony is often gentle and full of smiles. He wants to be loved and to be helpful. Anthony’s case worker would like to hear from two-parent families, or exceptional single moms and dads who have strong support systems of family, friends, and community resources. 

Anthony will do best with a committed and patient family, experienced with children with special needs. A nurturing family that can give him lots of  attention, and insure that resources are in place to help him be successful, would be ideal. Having with a good repertoire of behavioral tools and positive parenting skills will be important too.

To learn more about Anthony, watch his video clip.


 

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


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Anna

Anna is affectionate, endearing, and very artsy! She enjoys drawing, reading, and writing. Singing and listening to music are also among her favorite pastimes, and horseback riding is her favorite sport. She's an insightful teen with big goals.

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Jermaine

Jermaine is a thoughtful teen who enjoys both science and basketball! He loves outdoor activities and outings. He also enjoys riding his bike, participating in sports, and playing video games. Jermaine is passionate about participating in the cultural traditions of his Native heritage.

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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, 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, 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, Trampoline Nation, 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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