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Day 30

Samantha and Rebecca

Samantha and Rebecca

While Samantha tends to be very outgoing and talkative, her younger sister, Rebecca tends to be a little more reserved and lets her sister take the lead most times. Both girls really enjoy music and Samantha plays guitar and is in the band at school. Rebecca loves to hang out with her friends, going to the movies and the mall. The girls need a permanent home with a family who can be very supportive to assist them in their journey into adulthood.

Partnership for Strong Families
Photo by: Kim Loughe

Elijah

Elijah

Elijah or Eli as he prefers to be called is a very quiet spoken, polite young man who very much wants to be adopted and be a part of a forever family. Eli loves sports and most especially basketball and football-and he's pretty good at both! He does average work in school but with the right encouragement and support he is capable of making all A's! Eli gets along well with others and he is popular among his peers. Eli will do well in a family who can appreciate him and encourage him and who will make him feel valued and loved.

The Heart Gallery of the Gulf Coast
Photo by: Kelli Higgins

Day 29

Chavon

Chavon

Gifted with a kind, compassionate heart, Chavon finds the most joy in making others happy. She has a light in her that you can see from a mile away, and an infectious enthusiasm for life. Even though she tends to be a little shy, she quickly warms to the people around her and will have everyone cracking up in no time. Chavon also has a creative, introspective side, and a talent for writing poetry. She does well in school, especially in science and math, and has the goal this year of overcoming some of her shyness. Chavon’s ideal family would be active, fun and church-going with lots of pets in the home. She has a beautiful, resilient spirit and will thrive in a supportive African-American or Hispanic home willing and able to meet her where she’s at and help her to achieve her full potential.

Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay
Photo by: Lisa Mauriello

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica is a free spirit who brings life to any situation! For the most part, she is loving and happy. She is also very passionate and can be impulsive at times. In these times she needs to be redirected. Jessica is creative and works out a lot of her emotions through her art. She loves to draw Manga style and is really quite impressive. Jessica has a style of her own and plays this out with the way she dresses and her edgy hair styles. She is a unique and special young lady. She wants to be part of a family but will likely have a hard time trusting that it's going to be permanent. She tests her boundaries and will test to make sure that your love is genuine. She is worth the effort.

Heart Gallery of Central Florida
Photo by: Hannah Rios

Day 28

Olvin

Olvin

Olvin is a youth that needs a family who is open to providing him unconditional love and support and help him choose his paths wisely. He does maintain familial connections that an identified family will need to be open to maintaining. He is personable and needs a structured and loving family.

Heart Gallery of Central Florida
Photo by: Heart Gallery of Central Florida

Tierra

Tierra

"America's Got Talent" has some real competition if Tierra ever sets foot on the stage! This honor-roll student has an undeniable aptitude for education, drama and music. Her singing has earned her star status among peers.

Tierra has made some wonderful choices, taken some missteps and has been misled by those she trusted most. Unlike a reality talent show, Tierra is hoping to discover the family who has what it takes to be her leading light. She would benefit from a family that values education, appreciates the arts and is proud of their African-American culture. The families that will be considered for this up-and-coming star should be able to provide her with unconditional love, structure and support and will provide her with the skills on how to be a part of a family and show her that commitment daily. Tierra will benefit from the stability of a loving family who will help her to maintain contact with her siblings in the future. Interested families should also be willing participate in counseling with Tierra to help her deal with the multiple losses, improve behaviors and show her the true meaning of love, affection and how to be a part of a family that will last a lifetime.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Lori Griffith

Day 27

Damian

Damian

"I'm a computer genius."
You won't meet many kids who are as enthusiastic about computers as Damian. Not only does he love to work with them, but he also seems to inherently understand their inner workings. It may be this ability to focus on the tiny details that makes Damian such a thoughtful young man, whose easy-going attitude makes him a great kid to be around. Over the past few years, Damian has overcome multiple challenges with admirable perseverance and motivation, and has a lot to be proud of. His wish is to be part of a fun family with a good sense of humor. He would thrive in a loving, home with two parents who can fit their schedule around the bustling life of a teenager!

Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay
Photo by: Mary Lou Johnson

Reanne

Reanne

Eagerly waiting for her adoptive home! Raeanne is a witty and talented 13 year old girl. She wears glasses and says that she is not a "girly girl". She enjoys reading and outdoor activities like camping and mudding. She is very outspoken when she is surrounded by people she knows but extremely shy when she is in a group of strangers. Raeanne is very loving and caring towards family members and remains connected with some of them. Raeanne's favorite beverage is a Mocha Frappuccino and she enjoys eating healthy. One of Raeanne's best qualities is that she has the ability to always accept people just as they are without making any attempts to change them. Raeanne is an artist; enjoying drawing Anime characters. Raeanne will fit into any home and she can't wait to join yours.

Heart Gallery of Central Florida
Photo by: Southern Photo

Day 26

Edward

Tina

"I love books!"
The everyday challenges that Tina faces are nothing when put up against the steady resolve with which she meets them, and the enduring joy that she carries with her. Tina's an inspiration to everyone she meets, and her sweet presence brings happiness to others. She absolutely loves to have stories read aloud to her, and to look at the illustrations. She does very well in school, and is proud of recently making honor roll! Though she has a tough road ahead, Tina is definitely up to the challenge--she needs only the love and encouragement of a forever family to take that journey with her.

Tina will thrive in a patient and supportive home willing to care for her special needs.

Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay
Photo by: Maria Chirico

Skyler

Skyler

Skyler is a very charismatic and charming teenager. He loves listening to music and socializing with others. He has a contagious laughter and heart warming smile. Skyler has an enthusiasm for life and is very upbeat and personable. He is very interested in electronics and likes to independently engage in activities. Skyler gets along well with other children, older and younger, and would be a great addition to any family.

Heart Gallery of Central Florida
Photo by: Southern Photo

Day 25

Edward

Edward

Edward is an outgoing teen with blonde hair and blue eyes. He loves attention and is working on differentiating his interactions with outsiders versus those he is familiar with. When Edward is having a good day, others would describe him as "sweet as pie." He enjoys bowling, video games, soccer and baseball. He is looking for a family who will love him unconditionally and provide him with a lifelong commitment. Experience with behaviors is preferred. Families must be able to meet his everyday challenges to include close supervision and working in partnership with the specialists that will help Edward meet his personal goals.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Teri Kovacs

Tyshun, Mercedes and Zane

Tyshun, Mercedes and Zane

Meet this terrific trio! Tyshun, Mercedes and Zane. These children are lost without each other. No separating these children, we are keeping them TOGETHER!

Tyshun is 9 years old. He is a handsome young man who can be respectful to adults. Tyshun enjoys playing video games, going to the movies, and playing with his brother and sister. Like a lot of children, Tyshun has some issues with anger and having a short temper, but he can be easily redirected and responds to positive reinforcement. Tyshun has some special education needs and has an individual education plan to help him in school. Tyshun also receives additional services to help him with his speech.

Mercedes is five years old. What can we say about Mercedes? She lights up a room when she walks in. Mercedes is a very expressive child with a large vocabulary. Mercedes will definitely let you know her needs and wants. Mercedes aims to please and interacts well with others. Mercedes is a very bright and intelligent little girl.

Zane is three years old. He is a rambunctious little boy who is active and playful. Zane is mostly developmentally on target, but may need services to assist with his speech. Zane enjoys playing with toys, and playing with his siblings. Zane is starting to potty train and he is feeling like a big boy because of this accomplishment. Zane responds very well to positive reinforcement, but also exhibiting normal toddler behaviors.

Heart Gallery Broward County
Photo by: Donato Rondinelli

Day 24

Whitney

Whitney

This outgoing, beautiful and energetic young lady loves to have a good time. Whitney describes herself as helpful and proves it by volunteering in the community. Her devotion to helping others is the driving force behind her career interests, which include plans to become a doctor, firefighter and/or police officer. This charming and bright young lady earns good grades in school and plans to attend college. A two-parent home with love, structure and stability will help this teen achieve her dreams.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Dina Ivory

Victoria, Summer, and Matthew

Victoria, Summer, and Matthew

Victoria, Summer, and Matthew are fun loving siblings who all enjoy the outdoors and farm life! They are in need of a loving family who will support them as they grow. We are seeking parents who want to expand their family by three, as this sibling group will need to be adopted together. They get along well and have learned to support and uplift each other!

Victoria is a lively girl of Caucasian decent. She loves to be outside, whether it is working with animals or simply playing on the trampoline. Victoria is eager to please, much like her siblings. She enjoys making crafts, especially bracelets and other jewelry. Victoria loves music and playing her Nintendo DS. Her favorite subject in school is science, and her least favorite is reading. Victoria describes herself as a friendly, talkative girl! Victoria would benefit from a loving family who is consistent and patient with her as she navigates the adolescent years.

Summer is an outgoing girl with tan skin and short brown hair. She enjoys playing outside, but does not like PE at school. Summer loves everything about horses and would like to own her own one day. Her favorite subjects are reading and math. The best thing to eat, according to Summer, is spaghetti and meatballs. Summer describes herself as a "girly girl" who loves to get dressed up. She is eager to please and will benefit from loving parents who set clear boundaries and are consistent.

Matthew, who likes to be called "Dylan," is a fair skinned, red headed boy with a sweet spirit. He loves basketball and football, and his favorite team is the Gators. Dylan loves being outside playing or watching movies. When he is inside, his favorite thing to do is play with matchbox cars. Dylan's favorite subjects in school are science and math. Dylan, like his siblings, is eager to please and takes re-direction very well. He is a talkative boy who makes friends easily. Dylan would benefit from loving parents who are understanding, patient and will spend quality time with him.

The Heart Gallery of Central Florida
Photo by: The Heart Gallery of Central Florida

Day 23

Mariana

Mariana

Mariana is a sweet teenager searching for a forever family to share her life with and cheer her on when life gets tough. Although she is quiet and reserved at times, she is determined and focused on the soccer field and enjoys showing off her natural athletic abilities. When she is not on the field, she enjoys reading and watching cartoons. Mariana is searching for a family that will love her unconditionally and help her reach her full potential.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Dina Ivory

Ashanti

Ashanti

Ashanti is a beautiful and brave little girl who always has a bright smile on her face. Despite her obvious difficulties in life, she retains a jovial personality and hopeful outlook on her future. She possesses an admirable determination and self-motivation that has brought her far in her development, indeed much further than anyone could have guessed. Ashanti loves being read to, and being snuggled by loved ones. At the most basic level, she is a little girl like any other, who hopes for the warmth of a forever family. She will thrive in an experienced home full of love and support, with parents who are willing to work with her care team to ensure a continuity of progress.

Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay
Photo by: Lara Cerri

Day 22

Shedna

Shedna

Shedna enjoys talking and expressing herself. She loves to sing and dance and has stated that she wants to be a rock star someday. Shedna is also a very gifted writer and has written a few songs of her own. She likes to please others and will blossom in a family open to adding more children. Shedna would do well with parents who show her unconditional love and affection. It is important for Shedna that one parent be a positive female role model. She would also like to keep in contact with her older brother.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Andrea Graeve

Jacob

Jacob

Jacob, age 5, is a beautiful African American making tremendous progress with his social interactions and is catching up little by little developmentally. His overall health has improved quite a bit; however, Jacob will require a family willing to learn some medical knowledge and conduct required hands on medical procedures.

Jacob is a happy, loving little boy and deserves a family willing to provide love, understanding, patience, and have a strong support system. Jacob is non-verbal and loves to run around. Jacob enjoys stimulating activity toys that are based on cause and effect, particularly toys that play music and have flashing lights. Jacobs loves listening to music, ball playing and watching Elmo on TV. Jacob enjoys looking at and learning about all types of animals. He loves playing outside and enjoys trips to the beach. Jacob is very loving and sweet and would make a wonderful addition to the right family

Heart Gallery of Broward County
Photo by: Nadeen Barnett

Day 21

Consuela and Jaccours

Consuela and Jaccours

Consuela is a beautiful young lady who is full of energy and love and has an infectious smile. Consuela is very polite and she loves to be with her peers. At the moment Consuela does not know how to read but enjoys having books and looking at their pictures. Consuela has support services in place to help her with her educational and emotional development. She has overcome a number of obstacles in her short life and is progressing in every way.

Jaccours is a quiet and sensitive young man. He is interested in playing with toys in his home as well as playing video games. Although Jaccours is very quiet he enjoys singing, music, and has a very bright and loving smile. Jaccours is enrolled in special education classes in school that help support his educational needs. Jaccours is receptive to his support services and was on the A/B honor roll report card last school year. He has had a number of challenging obstacles in his life and this makes him skeptical of new people, however, once you gain his trust he is loving and talkative. Jaccours would like to be adopted with his sister, Consuela.

Heart Gallery of Central Florida
Photo by: Heart Gallery of Central Florida

Chad

Chad

Chad is a handsome, usually shy young man. He can be sociable but he is also comfortable being by himself. He enjoys our door activities including riding his bike and playing ball, going to the beach and riding on jet skis. He also likes playing with remote control cars. He loves animals. Typical teenager, Chad’s favorite foods are macaroni and cheese and cheeseburgers and French fries, chocolate and vanilla swirl ice cream and strawberry and blueberry ices. Chad struggles in school and he needs an adoptive family who can help him with his work and who will encourage him to do his best. He is an adolescent who has a very difficult time with changes and he needs a very patient family who will be willing to spend lots of time with him, getting to know him and making him feel safe before he moves in with them. He does best in a calm, predictable environment. Chad was born in February, 1997.

The Heart Gallery of the Gulf Coast
Photo by: Cathy Catanese

Day 20

Christopher

Christopher

Christopher loves country music and his electronic keyboard! He also enjoys the outdoors and is always ready for an outing. He uses a wheelchair to help him move around, but he prefers to explore his surroundings by crawling and climbing. Christopher has great drive and has taken some steps on his own and many steps with assistance. He has made great strides and shares his feelings through his facial expressions, sounds and behaviors. Christopher needs a family of fellow explorers with big hearts and a genuine desire to help him reach his full potential.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Bella Photography

Thomas, Christopher, Lee, Brandy and Cody

Thomas "TJ", Christopher, Lee, Brandy and Cody

This delightful group of five will definitely keep you busy to say the least! These beautiful children are very engaging and ready to share their lives with a forever family to call their own. With only one girl in the bunch, she definitely stands out and loves to dress up and be "girly" when she gets the chance! The boys all love the outdoors, riding their bikes and playing ball. These children also enjoy music and doing art and crafts.

These siblings are sure to be a welcomed addition to anyone who has always longed for a large family and a home that will always be full of love and laughter!

Children's Home Society of Florida
Photo by: Kim Loughe

Day 19

Tiffany, Miracle, Tyrese, Angel, Jeremiah

Tiffany, Miracle, Tyrese, Angel and Jeremiah

Meet this sibling group of five! Tiffany, 12 yrs, Miracle, 10 yrs, Tyrese, 9 yrs, Angel, 7 yrs, and Jeremiah, 5 yrs. With these siblings, your life will be absolutely bursting with love and excitement. This is a ready-made family. Each child will bring something special into a family. Tiffany is nurturing, and loves to be outdoors. Jeremiah likes to play with his toys. Tyrese likes to play with trucks and he is a math whiz. Miracle loves girly and pretty things and animals. Angel likes arts and crafts. These siblings need a patient, loving and firm family. A family with a stay-at-home parent or very flexible schedule would do best with these children.

Heart Gallery of Broward County
Photo by: Lisa Sandor

Victoria

Victoria

Victoria, age 14, has a big, beautiful smile and loves to laugh. Victoria enjoys listening to music, being held and rocked. She is nonverbal but she is able to communicate through sounds and expressions. Victoria has many challenging medical issues and needs twenty-four hour care. She is in search of a loving family that has the time, patience and skill to care for her many medical needs. A loving family is needed to help Victoria develop to her full potential.

Heart Gallery of Broward County
Photo by: Courtney Ortiz

Day 18

Damian

Damian enjoys the solitude of his thoughts and is described an introvert. He has medical challenges but would be a wonderful addition to a family with lots of love in their hearts. Damian requires a full-time caregiver who can devote time to meeting his needs, keeping him calm at night and providing him with unconditional love. Damian would benefit from a family that can meet his developmental and medical needs.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Lori Griffith

Malia

“Sweet”, “considerate”, “polite”, “well- liked” and a “joy to be around” best describe Malia. Malia loves to play softball and bad mitten and watch scary movies. She sings in the school chorus. She struggles with her school work but she tries to do her very best. Her favorite subject is spelling and her least favorite is math. Her favorite foods are spaghetti and pizza. Malia needs a special adoptive family who will treasure her for the special young lady she is now and will be as she grows up. Malia was born in December 1999.

The Heart Gallery of the Gulf Coast
Photo by: Kay Brown

Day 17

Daniel

Daniel

It doesn't take much to rouse Daniel into action. Always on the go, this playful adolescent enjoys horsing around. The adversity he faced at a young age has made it difficult for Daniel to reach his fullest potential, though he is working hard to catch up. Daniel is a sweet young man who struggles to fit in socially. He will do best in a nurturing and committed family that can provide him with the structure, attention and praise he requires and craves. Families must be open to continued visitation with his siblings. Daniel will do best in a home where he will not be condemned for misbehaviors and, instead, will be redirected, reassured and forgiven while his parents help promote his understanding of social cues, etiquette and traditional values.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Lori Griffith

Mollee

Mollee

Mollee is a kind and trustworthy young woman. She loves to socialize and her genuine curiosity makes her very easy to talk to and get to know. Mollee excels at math and reading in school, and in her free time she enjoys playing basketball or listening to music. When she grows up, Mollee would like to be a lawyer, a career well suited to her empathetic nature. Mollee has made admirable emotional strides in her life, and she needs only the consistency of a loving home to continue in her great progress. She will thrive in an experienced home that can provide her with the love, attention, and encouragement she needs.

Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay
Photo by: Angel Gray

Day 16

Paula

Paula

Paula, a natural athlete enjoys gymnastic and dance will dance into your heart and capture your attention. Her vibrant personality makes her the center of attention and this young girl truly enjoys captivating an audience. An ideal family will be able to provide Paula with a lot of one on one attention, as she needs educational support and reassuring guidance. Paula will do well in a home that is structured but offers a nurturing environment. She has strong ties to her heritage and culture.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Double Exposure

Deshaun

Deshaun

The sound of children laughing, the aroma of the bus and the chaos of rush-hour traffic are all part of Deshaun's daily routine as he rides the school bus. Deshaun loves life, revels in the fresh outdoor air and finds sheer joy when participating in pet therapy sessions. He enjoys the company of those with buoyant personalities and favors cheery melodies. He's also a cartoon enthusiast, enjoys being the center of attention and is rather curious! Though Deshaun has a number of limitations, he longs for a forever family to be committed to him and continue to help him reach his fullest potential. Is your family ready to become the object of all the love and affection Deshaun has to give?

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Teri Kovacs

Day 15

Brianna

Brianna

Brianna is one of the sweetest children you’ll ever come across. She loves to SMILE. Her exuberant smile only grows when with her most favorite companion, her Binky. An avid lover of soul food and playing on the swings at the park, Brianna is a little girl who likes to do her own thing. Her warm spirit makes Brianna easy for any family to love. This quiet little girl is partially blind and may have occasional seizures. What she needs most is a patient, caring family who will appreciate her beautiful smile.

Miami Heart Gallery
Photo by: Paul Morris

Tommy and Janiya

Tommie and Janaiya

A little introverted and shy by nature, it won’t surprise you much to know that Tommie is a big reader, and enjoys spending his free time with a good book. However, as you get to know him better, Tommie’s personality really begins to shine through and soon you have a hilarious and energetic kid with a million and one questions. He excels in sports, especially football, and does a great job caring for animals and younger kids. Tommie’s a thoughtful little boy with a sweet heart who will thrive in a loving and encouraging environment. Where Tommie is quiet and reserved, Janiya loves the limelight and is quite the social butterfly. She can make friends with just about anyone, and she finds a great amount of joy in entertaining others with her singing. She likes to write her own songs down in a special journal, and is always happy to share! She’s not sure yet what she wants to be when she grows up, but a short-term goal is to visit Disney World. Janiya has a pure heart of gold, and she truly cares for others, and loves to know that she is being cared for. Tommie and Janiya will excel together in a patient and active home, filled with lots of love and encouragement for their many interests and abilities.

Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay
Photo by: Hannah Rios

Day 14

T Anglo

T’Anglo

One of T’Anglo’s top three favorite things about himself is his “brain,” so it won’t surprise you to know that he’s a pretty excellent student, and has the high goal of becoming a doctor when he grows up. Naturally, his favorite subjects in school are math and science, and he loves to read in his free time. T’Anglo also has a silly side, and a fun sense of humor. He likes to play games--especially Monopoly--and he thinks it would be awesome to take a trip to Disney World. T’Anglo’s looking forward to being part of a family, and he’ll do well in an active, two-parent home with other kids around his age.

Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay
Photo by: Jesse Miller

Catherine

Catherine

Catherine is your typical teenaged young lady. She loves to have your attention and will talk your ear off. She is a beautiful 13 year old and has medium length, wavy blonde hair, blue eyes and fair complexion. She loves listening to music, epically hip-hop and country music. She likes to be involved in extracurricular activities and currently she is part of a volleyball team. Catherine is a very sociable young lady and has a wide group of friends at school. When asked about adoption, Catherine reports that she wants a home with an adoptive mother and a younger sibling. Catherine has experienced multiple traumas and will benefit from having a family that is well versed in caring for children with special needs.

The Heart Gallery of Central Florida
Photo by: Hannah Rios

Day 13

Talih

Talih

Morgan

Morgan

Morgan is the older of two siblings. Along with her brother, Talih, they have a love of sports and doing things together. Morgan dreams of playing in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She is easy going and funny, with a special place in her heart for her younger brother, Talih. Talih is a bright, caring young man who loves to eat and stay active. He's good in school and plays football and other sports with his close friends. Brother and sister also share a love for cool shoes and both agree, "You just can't have too many!" The children are eager to be together in an active family with a variety of interests they can enjoy. They are ready to find a wonderful two-parent home where their spirit and talents will be nurtured for many years to come.

Heart Gallery of Jacksonville
Photo by: Laura Evans

Day 12

Brittany

Brittany

Brittany is a delightful child with a smile that lights up the room! She is determined to be herself and is learning how to express her emotions through sign language. Although Brittany has difficulty with speech, she is working hard on her communication abilities. She is extremely active and affectionate - she's a 'girl on the go.' Her ideal family will be willing to accept her and be there for her unconditionally. Brittany's forever family will be rewarded with a lifetime of love.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Philip Nation

Tommy

Tommy

Tommy is a biracial thirteen year-old male. Tommy is very tall for his age, and appears much older than his stated age. He has black hair and a light complexion. Tommy is usually quiet when Case Managers or therapist are around, however according to foster parents and previous placements, he likes to talk a lot. Tommy likes to use his hands to assemble and disassemble various items such as mechanics, bikes, pocket rockets and gadgets. Tommy enjoys being outside and riding his bike or exploring his surroundings.

Heart Gallery of Sarasota
Photo by: Whittany Gibson

Day 11

Taylor

Taylor

Taylor is a beautiful young woman who would really like to have a forever family of her own. She is very engaging and she loves to talk and stay busy. She likes animals (especially horses), being outside, camping and hunting and spending time with friends. She is very good with young children. Taylor is compassionate and caring and she tries hard to please others. She wants very much to overcome a difficult past. Unfortunately however, she has a history of making bad decisions so she needs an unconditionally committed family who will help her through her mistakes and stick with her as she learns to do better. Taylor was born in June 1996.

Heart Gallery of the Gulf Coast
Photo by: Philip Nation

Waldine

Waldine

Waldine is a Haitian girl who was born in January of 1998. She has dark skin and black hair. She likes to wear long extensions in her hair. She is athletic and enjoys dancing to hip hop music and swimming. She loves to ride on roller coasters and to network on Facebook. She currently takes a Zumba dance class and attends a Christian church. She takes remedial classes and attends tutoring after school. Waldine is very excited about the prospect of being adopted. She is very good with younger children.

Heart Gallery of Sarasota
Photo by: Whittany Gibson

Day 10

Tanisha

Tanisha

This energetic teen will keep you on your toes. Tanisha has a lot to say and will openly speak her mind if she is dissatisfied. Her past attachments have let her down, she's very cautious about who she trusts and lets into her life. In her free time, she enjoys cheerleading, track and playing basketball. This young lady is not only athletic but intelligent. She needs encouragement and direction so that she may reach her potential to obtain or surpass her goals. The right family will be patient, loving, encouraging and committed to Tanisha.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Michelle Morales

Marc

Dustin

Thirteen-year-old Dustin is an energetic, sociable child with a fantastic smile, bright blue eyes and blond hair. He loves to burn off his energy playing football in the yard and would love to join a football league. Dustin occupies his time indoors playing video games, especially Madden 10 and Star Wars on Playstation. One on one attention with Dustin is not only required at times, but is something he enjoys doing, as he is a child looking for parents who can show him true love. Dustin makes friends easily and would like to live in a home with a brother or sister around his age. There are times that Dustin's emotions come forward regarding the tough road he has taken in life, however he is learning to cope with these changes in counseling and is looking forward to moving on with his forever family.

Heart Gallery of Sarasota
Photo by: Jenny Waring

Day 9

Keyvon and Trequan

Keyvon and Trequan

Keyvon is a wonderful African American young man born February 2000. He is very handsome with black hair and has a pair of the most beautiful eyes you'll ever see. His hobbies are playing video games, board games, and football, swimming and riding his bike. Keyvon had a rough start in live and still struggles because of these experiences. However, he has the potential to develop in to a strong and stable young man once a family adopts him and provides a loving permanent home. His forever family is one that provides a family environment that is nonthreatening and can shower him with lots of love and understanding.

Trequan is an African American male born June 2001. He is on target developmentally for his age and enjoys playing and participating in sports and playing video games. There is room for him to develop educationally and will in a loving home. He is looking for a forever family to provide a consistent and stable home with a nonthreatening environment. He has other siblings and would like to remain in contact with them if possible. Trequan is a child who has experienced a lot for his age and will do best in a home where he can form healthy relationships that will help him grow and develop into a strong young man.

Heart Gallery of Broward County
Photo by: Howard Lewis

Marc

Marc

Diagnosed with Down syndrome, Marc responds enthusiastically to music and loves to sing and dance. Any video or board game that includes music will always bring a smile to his face. Marc keeps himself entertained by coloring, and his ideal future family would be one that engages him and shows him a lot of love and patience.

Miami Heart Gallery
Photo by: Jorge Parra

Day 8

Caleb

Caleb

One of the first things you'll notice about Caleb is his beautiful smile. Caleb, born April of 2003, is always smiling. He loves interactive toys, especially musical toys. Caleb will sway to the music and giggle. Although physical limitations leave Caleb dependent on caregivers to meet his needs, he captures the hearts of everyone who meets him. Caleb needs a family that will be able to lovingly commit themselves on a long-term basis to his care and continuation of his growth. Could you be that special family for Caleb?

Heart Gallery of Sarasota
Photo by: Ginger Morales

Trevor

Trevor

The arduous task and once popular pastime of building towers with stacking cards over and over again is a game Trevor has been figuratively playing without ever trying. Trevor has endured many disappointments and felt misled by the important adults in his life. Having been separated from the ones he treasured most, Trevor had to take the helm and begin again. With the new cards he was dealt, Trevor built himself a new tower to protect himself, keeping others away as his sense of security dwindled. He learned to cope by trusting few. He began disrupting relationships and acting out. His way of coping with loss was difficult for others but, to Trevor, these behaviors helped him preserve stability and kept his "shield" strong in order to hide his true emotions in his ever-changing, undependable environment.

Trevor's ideal family will have high energy, have a working knowledge of behavior management and will utilize services as recommended. Trevor will also need to maintain contact with his biological siblings.

Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Lisa Delong

Day 7

Nictorious

Johnnisha

Johnnisha admires the music of Katy Perry, and her favorite song is "Fireworks." A fan of scary movies, Harry Potter and the Twilight saga movies, this talented amateur photographer and athlete can light up and shine in any setting.

The ideal family for Johnnisha will be one that enjoys a little spark and one that lets her shine as she ignites into a beautiful young woman. Prospective families must love fun, singing, cartoons and DS games. Johnnisha will be adopted with her brother Tyrell and will need to maintain contact with her other brother, Trevor.

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Kayla, Quarnesha and Theresa

Tyrell

Playing football or competing on XBOX puts the pep in the step for this energetic young boy! Whether on the field or off, Tyrell likes to be the ball carrier but is easily distracted when he’s not kept on task. Tyrell's ideal family will provide double coverage (a two-parent home), but individuals with a strong support system will also be considered. Families will have the home field advantage if they possess patience and know when to be hands-off on the sidelines as Tyrell runs for the goal but will be ready to help carry the ball back to safety when Tyrell needs guidance. Still a rookie in the game of life, Tyrell longs to be part of a bigger team and stop being a free agent. He is waiting to score the right family, increasing his odds of winning a brighter future.

Tyrell wants to be adopted with his sister, Johnnisha, and needs a patient, loving family ready to provide stability to both of them. Tyrell also wants to maintain contact with his biological siblings.

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Day 6

Nictorious

Nictorious

Nictorious, also known as "Nick" to his friends, is an active boy who enjoys playing football, riding his bike, playing video games and skateboarding. He is an active 2nd grader that does very well in school – his favorite subject is math. He enjoys playing outside, especially climbing trees. For bigger adventures, Nictorious loves to go to water parks and the mall. His favorite places to eat are Golden Coral and Chuck E Cheese, and his favorite foods are crab legs and vanilla ice cream. Nictorious loves dogs and would like to be adopted by a two parent family with a dog. He will keep you smiling as he is always coming up with beats, lyrics and new dance moves!

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Kayla, Quarnesha and Theresa

Kayla, Quarnesha and Theresa

Kayla may be a little shy at first, but once you make a connection with her you've got yourself a friend for life. One of Kayla's defining characteristics is her kind heart, and her deep care for others. She has a fierce loyalty towards her sisters and her friends, and she always tries her best to help them in any way she can. Kayla is also quite the artist, as well as a fashionista, and when these two strengths are combined: watch out! She has a talent for cosmetics and for creating the perfect outfit, and likes to give advice to anyone wil will listen. Kayla looks forward to being in an active and loving home with her big sisters.

With her beautiful smile and great sense of humor, Quarnesha lights up a room and attracts friends easily. She takes care to listen to others, and makes the people around her feel valued. She looks up to both of her sisters, becasue they have stuck by her through thick and thin, and love her no matter what. Quarnesha enjoys writing and drawing but, like her younger sister, she also has a lot of creativity in the style world, and she's gotten very good at doing other people's hair. She loves it so much, she thinks that when she grows up she'd like to become a hairdresser-possibly even a famous hairdresser in Paris! Quarnesha envisions herself in a loving home with her sisters, and she thinks it would be fun to have other adoptive siblings as well.

As the oldest, Theresa is a natural leader and a litte more outgoing than here younger sisters. She's a very well-spoken and intelligent young woman, and she has a lot of goals for her future.

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Day 5

Francesca

Francesca

Girls just wanna have fun, and Francesca is no exception! Energetic, this young lady is fun and talented, too. Free time is spent roller/ice skating, climbing trees, watching Tyler Perry movies, and having her iPod and headphones set just right for supreme listening enjoyment of hip hop, R&B, salsa and reggae music. She's a gifted artist who is often found drawing or sculpting. Francesca is likely to follow the crowd, so it is important to find a family that will help her make positive choices in picking friends. Francesca will do well in a family that will enjoy parenting a female teen and all it entails. Francesca is hoping to be adopted locally (Broward, St. Lucie, Martin or Palm Beach counties) and wishes to maintain contact with her siblings.

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Tygrey and Tyanna

Tygrey and Tyanna

Twins! TyAnna or Anna as she is known and Ty'Grey or Dre as he is known, are active and loving siblings. Anna is bubbly, very sociable and outgoing. Dre is quieter and more reserved. His caseworker describes him as "a thinker" and "a processor". Both children enjoy sports. Anna especially likes basketball and softball. Dre likes football. Dre does especially well in school. Anna struggles some but Dre is always there to help her when she needs it. Dre and Anna have said they want a fun, active family with a parent who "cooks good southern food"! The twins were born in May, 2001.

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Day 4

Nicholas

Christopher and Hunter

“I love to breakdance!”

Meet Christopher and Hunter—brothers who need a family who will love, support and mentor them through their youth and into adulthood.

Christopher is doing very well in school and hopes to join the military. He is a goal-oriented young man who has achieved a lot, but is limited in the future without a family to guide him. Hunter is not sure what he wants to do later in life, but he excels in science and math and has his sights set on college. He's an outgoing "’tween" who likes to hang out with his older brother playing computer games or skateboarding.

Don't wait to find out more about these two great kids who want nothing more than a family to call their own.

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Rashanda and Raymone

Reginiya

Reginiya is an adorable toddler who loves hearing nursery rhymes and playing with Nerf balls. Her smile is brightest when she is laughing and engaged in an activity. Though she has been diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome, she demonstrates a bright and attentive demeanor. Her ideal future family would be small and able to attend to her special needs. Patience, lots of love, and a family that will celebrate her bright spirit will be the best combination for darling Reginiya.

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Day 3

Nicholas

Nicholas

“I love to breakdance!”

Nicholas is a joyful young man who’s always ready with a big smile. He loves to make other people laugh, and his favorite thing to do is to take a long walk outside. He is quite good at riding his tricycle and can’t help but smile the entire time he’s zooming around. In spite of his difficulties, Nicholas retains an irrepressible spirit and kind heart, and he’s willing to try anything. He’s a wonderful advocate for himself, and does not give up-he just needs a forever family that will match his determination! Nicholas desires to be loved and to give love, and he relishes living life to the fullest. He will thrive in a nurturing two-parent home that is able and willing to care for his special needs.

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Photo by: Lias Mauriello

Rashanda and Raymone

Shawlen and Shawmen

Like two peas in a pod, Shawmen and Shawlen are very similar and love many of the same things. Though they were born a year apart, they enjoy acting like twins – playing dress-up, staying up late and eating popsicles. Both have warm, sweet personalities and a lot to say. Shawmen, the older of the two, wants to grow up to be a teacher or a pediatrician, while Shawlen wants to be an obstetrician or pediatrician. Shawmen loves to read and her goal this year is to learn more. Shawlen loves being in math class and is working toward improving her behavior in class. Shawmen and Shawlen love each other dearly, and are looking for a family that will love them as much as they love each other. Both girls agree that a loving, Christian family would be their ideal.

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Day 2

Skyler

Skyler

Skyler is a very charismatic and charming teenager. He loves listening to music and socializing with others. He has a contagious laughter and heart warming smile. Skyler has an enthusiasm for life and is very upbeat and personable. He is very interested in electronics and likes to independently engage in activities. Skyler gets along well with other children, older and younger, and would be a great addition to any family.

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Shawn

Shawn

Shawn loves to play football and basketball and is always up for a challenge. He also enjoys pulling apart things to see how they work. Though Shawn has come a long way, he still needs redirection in some areas to help keep him on track. He is currently placed in a special school to address some of his educational and behavioral needs.

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Day 1

Lavarian

Lavarian

Like a tornado, this feisty and fierce child will keep you on the go. Moving from place to place, caught in a whirl, Lavarian's young life has sometimes been rotated, spun around and out of control. Despite his distrust of his environment, Lavarian still longs for a forever family to read books with, to pick up a game of basketball with and to create a picture-perfect day. He hopes his family will also weather all the storms. Lavarian dreams of belonging to a family that will love and support him.

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Rashanda and Raymone

Rashanda and Raymone

Rashanda is a bright and inquisitive young lady who has a strong connection to her brother, Raymone. She enjoys playing volleyball and being active. Raymone is described as an energetic boy. He enjoys playing in the water, and playing with the toys at his home. Raymone is able to follow simple directions, as stop running, smile, mimicking words, take objects out of his mouth. He knows to hold your arm when walking and he is able to follow you if playing Simon says. Rashanda is extremely bonded to her younger brother, Raymone. She is protective of her brother and ensures that people have his best interest at heart. Raymone is able to recognize his sister and is visible happy when he is in her company. Rashanda would like to maintain a connection to some of her family members.

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To Find out more information about Amazing Children featured here please call 1-800-96-ADOPT (1-800-962-3678).


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