Today's Amazing Children
In celebration of National Adoption Month, Florida is presenting 30 Days of Amazing Children: Explore Adoption! a statewide initiative featuring children in foster care who dream of being adopted by permanent, loving, forever families. Every day during the month of November, unique "Amazing Children" available for adoption in Florida are featured.
Aspiring performer Dominica spent the summer at an arts camp, where she filled her days with dance and song. "But I like singing better," she admits. Her favorite song is "Umbrella" by Rihanna, but she also likes Justin Bieber, One Direction and Demi Lovato."
She loves movies, too – Lady and the Tramp is a top pick – and her preferred subject in school is math. "It's like singing, because notes are a lot like numbers."
This insightful young lady describes herself as "kind, happy, loud and full of energy. My friends always say I'm fun to be around." She likes shopping, playing games on the computer and talking on the phone, though like most teenagers, she's a rapid-fire texter. "Texting is just quicker," she notes. "So many people don't even pick up their phones anymore!"
While she does long for a mom and dad – "I want to celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day" – she also hopes her future family comes with "a grandmother and grandfather and brothers and sisters and cousins and pets – I really want a dog."
♥ Miami Heart Gallery
Photo by: Jorge Parra
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.
♥ Heart Gallery of Palm Beach County
Photo by: Lori Griffith
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.
♥ Gulf Coast Heart Gallery
Photo by: DeAnna Lambeth