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: Jaydyn

Jaydyn is a smart, funny, and thoughtful teen who really wants a family of his own. He has many interests, including sports, music, comics, and video games. He’s an inquisitive guy who is interested in how things are made and what makes them work. So mechanics, metal shop, and robotics really capture his attention. Jaydyn also enjoys listening to music and singing, as well as spending time with friends. He hopes his future will include playing pro basketball or working in video game development.

Jaydyn has built a significant relationship with his current foster parents and is able to talk with them about his feelings and any concerns he has. He’s an insightful teen who is able to express how he feels to those close to him. Jaydyn also loves to make others laugh and can be described as a “class-clown”.

At school, Jaydyn does well, especially when he is held accountable for completing his work. Praise and feedback from people that he cares about are especially motivating for him. Jaydyn tends to focus best when he has the opportunity to pursue his interests. He is best able to manage frustration when he is prepared ahead of time for transitions. 

Jaydyn’s social worker would like to talk with families who have a good understanding of the residual effects of children with a history of trauma. To help Jaydyn feel safe and secure, his parent(s) will want to provide a consistent daily routine, with clear expectations. Those families who parent with patience, good humor, and lots of encouragement, (and who consider family and children their priorities), would be a good fit for Jaydyn.

To learn more about Jaydyn, watch his video clip.


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



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.




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.




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, 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.


Sept 15, 17

—Jaydyn is a smart, funny, and thoughtful teen who really wants a family of his own. He has many interests, including sports, music, comics, and video games. He’s an inquisitive guy who is interested in how things are made and..... Learn more

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