Children in the US Waiting for a FamilyThe pictures and descriptions listed below are of children in the United states that waiting for a forever family. These children are just a few out of the hundreds of thousands of children waiting for family in United States. Could your family be that family?
Meet Olivia (for more information visit AdoptUsKids)
Meet Andrew & Dontez (for more information visit AdoptUsKids)
Andrew and his big brother Dontez are healthy and energetic boys. Andrew is eight years old and in the second grade. He loves to build and create things with Legos, blocks and play dough. Andrew likes to play outside and his favorite sports are baseball and basketball. Dontez is an active and rambunctious eleven year old who is very popular with peers and teachers alike. He wants to be basketball player when he grows up. Dontez is described as “an endearing and engaging youth who is friendly and polite, with a good sense of humor. He is a positive child and has good relationships. He is loyal to his family, despite hardships he has endured in the past. Andrew and Dontez have experienced significant trauma including physical abuse, separation and loss. Dontez feels emotions deeply and is described by his worker as "a very kind soul.” The boys are bonded with each other. The boys' worker seeks a family able to provide a loving home with firm structure, clear expectations, and frequent reinforcement of pro-social behavior including the use of healthy coping strategies. Their family should also help them learn to have fun in family activities. These delightful boys are eager for a sense of love and security.
Meet Sarah & Savannah (for more information visit AdoptUsKids)
Sarah and Savannah area wonderful sibling group of 2 who are uniquely different; but share a common need for a special forever family. Savannah has a carefree personality and is happy and content for the most part. She has relied on her sister heavily in the past. Savannah has been diagnosed with a speech delay. She made great progress her kindergarten year but is still behind academically.
Sarah is the oldest of the two sisters and has a much stronger personality than Savannah. She will sometimes try to speak on behalf of Savannah. Sarah shows a wide range of emotions. Sarah obtains good grades for the most part and is only slightly behind academically.
Both girls are very needy of attention and have some boundary issues. Both girls are very active. Both girls love things many girls their age enjoy such as shopping, making crafts, and watching movies. Both enjoy being outdoors and love animals. Sarah would like to be involved in dance, cheerleading, or gymnastics.
Waiting Around the World
Not only are children waiting for family here in the USA, but there are millions of children waiting around the world. The children pictured and described below are from China, but there are children waiting in lots of countries. Could your family be their forever family?
Dawn is beautiful girl who will age out in Febuary 2013. Dawn wants a family of her own. Dawn is being cared for by a wonderful organization in China. She has spina bifida and is in a wheelchair, but she is able to get into and out of the chair on her own and can get up stairs on her own. She does her own self-care independently.