Special Needs Adoption and Permanency Services

OUR MISSION: To support children in foster care who have special needs, to decrease the time they wait for permanent families, and to expand the geographical boundaries in which the best adoptive families may be found.

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Profiles

Christopher

Age: 11

Christopher, or Chris as he is sometimes called, is a sweet and affectionate boy with a great smile. Without hesitation, Christopher aims to please and helps out others. Chris is great at sharing and he loves animals. He loves to explore and play outside, as well as riding his bike, playing baseball, camping and fishing. He also likes to spend time reading and playing video games.



Natalie

Age: 14

I like to do the dishes, vacuum, do laundry, and everything that does not have to do with cleaning my bedroom. I have diabetes, can have a temper (sometimes I swear), I am growing my hair out, I have unique style, I like fancy shoes, I almost always am listening to music or singing, and I can sometimes be annoying. I wish that all families could be happy...



Oryon and Clio

Ages: 10 - 12

Oryon and Clio are a wonderful sibling pair hoping to find a family of their own. They have a lot to give back to a family willing to commit to them.



Anjal, Mario & DeyVon

Ages: 4 - 7

Anjal, Mario and DeyVon are a wonderful trio with very special needs who need a skilled family with much time, love and energy to give. Their worker exclaims,"They really are such darling children!"



Tyron

Age: 11

When asked about his ideal adoptive family, Tyron thinks carefully, smiles and then gives a thoughtful answer. He wants parents “who are heartwarming, talented and who I can be mellow with.” He is hoping they will want to play board games with him (his favorite is Sorry!), and that they will happily embrace the sports and outdoor adventures that he so loves. He envisions a home with a big backyard, maybe even an outdoor in-ground pool, and “not-too-city but not-too-country.”



Kenny & Isabell

Ages: 6 - 9

Described by their caseworker as "such cute kids", Kenneth or "Kenny", and Isabell are wonderful siblings who have been waiting for that special adoptive home for some time. They are equally good eaters, good sleepers, and good playmates. With big, bright smiles and genuine, affectionate personalities they are sure to win the hearts of all who allow. Kenny's developmental delays and Isabell's speech challenges will require very patient, involved and tolerant adoptive parents with extensive time and attention to share.



Kaylee

Age: 15

Kaylee is a lively teenage girl with tons of potential. A bright young lady with an observant, perceptive mind, she has excellent language skills and loves engaging in meaningful conversation with adults. Kaylee says that it is very important to her that adults speak to her directly and honestly. Outgoing, opinionated, determined, and not at all afraid to stand up for what she believes in, Kaylee has the makings of a future leader.



DeaQuan

Age: 11

A child that everyone really likes, DeaQuan loves Batman and likes to wear Batman shirts wherever he goes. He also loves music he can sing and dance to and really knows how to get down to a funky beat! Despite the odds against him, he has an ongoing zest for life. He needs a family who will provide him with patience, consistency and trust while challenging DeaQuan to continue to learn to do things for himself and accept him for exactly who he is.



Cheyenne

Age: 13

Imaginative and creative, talented Cheyenne is excited and eager to find her forever family! Cheyenne has a wonderful and expansive imagination. This creative side of her has her telling and writing all sorts of stories. Cheyenne loves to also write and sing songs (she has a great voice!), play the piano, do crafts, go to church, and play basketball or run track. Cheyenne adores reading and is currently reading a book series about cats, which she loves to talk about. Cheyenne is an active young lady and would do well with an equally active family that is involved in the community and likes to stay busy.



James

Age: 14

Patient, kindhearted, and tremendously resilient, James is eager to find a welcoming forever family. James has a sensitive side and is devoted to people who have touched his life in a positive way. James loves to play outside and to decipher video games. He enjoys gardening and the collaborative effort of working alongside his foster parents on a multitude of tasks.



Amanda

Age: 9

Amanda is a charming, charismatic, independent, and strong minded little girl who enjoys every opportunity to attract attention. She has done best in environments with high levels of supervision and structure. Amanda is considered highly intelligent; however, she requires specialized services in school to assist with behavioral related challenges.