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: Khristopher

Kind and affectionate, Khristopher is a delightful boy with a “melt your heart” smile. He’s made some huge gains since he has been with his foster family, especially with his communication skills. He now really enjoys interacting with others, and he loves spending time with his friends and caring adults.

Khristopher loves to sing! He has lots of fun participating in karaoke at home and being in a choir. At his daycare program, Kristopher enjoys creating with arts and crafts, and playing with Legos. He also has fun participating in Boy Scouts, which provides him with many opportunities to be active and interact with others.

A boy who enjoys school, Khristopher is doing well in a small classroom environment. Behaviorally, he is somewhat younger than his chronological age, but he is benefiting from having some extra supports and he continues to make academic progress.

Khristopher likes to participate in counseling. He has developed a relationship with his counselor and enjoys having a special adult to spend time with, talking about how he is doing and sharing his thoughts and feelings. It will be important for his adoptive family to be supportive of continuing with such resources.

Khristopher is close to his foster parent and gets along with the other children in the home. He is affectionate and enjoys participating in family activities. Khristopher’s foster parent describes him as a boy with a wonderful imagination who is “just wanting to belong”. He needs nurturing caregiver(s) who will take time to listen attentively, be consistent, and provide clear expectations.

Couples and single moms who have a good repertoire of behavioral strategies, (and who can provide a nurturing environment, with positive parenting skills) will be very helpful in providing a home where Khristopher will thrive. A musically inclined family, that can nurture and encourage Khristopher’s love of choir and singing, could be especially wonderful for him!
 
To learn more about Khristoper, watch his 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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Oct 25, 17

—Khristopher loves to sing! He has lots of fun participating in karaoke at home and being in a choir. At his daycare program, Kristopher enjoys creating with arts and crafts, and playing with Legos. He also has fun participating in..... Learn more

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