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Day 19

Meet Shiniece

Shiniece

Photo by: Lorrie Snodgrass
Children’s Home Society of Florida

The first thing you'll notice about Shiniece is her infectious laugh and sense of humor. Her peers in school would describe her as outgoing and friendly. Shiniece enjoys cheerleading and is hoping to try out for the local cheerleading squad. When Shiniece is at home, you can find her watching Hannah Montana on Nickelodeon or riding her bicycle in the neighborhood. Shiniece is a gator fan and hopes to someday attend the University of Florida. Shiniece’s idea of a fun day would be to go swimming and then out to eat at her favorite restaurant, Golden Corral. With the right influence from a loving and dedicated family, Shiniece certainly has the potential to achieve her goals and dreams.

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Meet Jaylah, JaBaria, JaKiria, Joe and Jamar

Jaylah, JaBaria, JaKiria, Joe and Jamar

Photo by: Lorrie Snodgrass
Children’s Home Society of Florida

Say hello to the sensational six-pack siblings! These siblings each have their own unique personalities but have an undeniable strong bond with each other. The oldest sibling, Jaylah, has big ambitions to go to college and become a lawyer. Her sister, JaBaria, loves her drama class in middle school and dreams of being an actress one day. JaKiria is an active girl who enjoys running and skating. Their brother, Joe, dreams of being an artist when he grows up. Ja'Marah has an infectious smile and is described as friendly and silly by her school peers. And the baby of the bunch, Jamar, is a lively boy who loves to play soccer. Some of the siblings' favorite things to do together are to jump at trampoline parks and ride roller coasters at theme parks. These six-pack siblings love spending time with each other and wish to be adopted together. The children would do best in a family that is loving and patient, and can provide them with structure and guidance.

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Day 18

Meet Jose

Jose

Photo by: Heart Gallery of Palm Beach

Jose is an active, energetic and handsome teen who enjoys time spent outside with the other children whether throwing a football, playing soccer or skateboarding. Jose has been working diligently in school and has made strides to continue to improve his grades. Jose takes pride in being talented enough to be one of the few in his group of friends who has mastered the art of being able to YoYo! He is able to bond with caregivers and enjoys interacting with peers. Jose would like to live in Tallahassee, Florida, in hopes his family will be open to continued contact with his birth family.

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Meet Lamar

Lamar

Photo by: Studio One to One

Meet Lamar! This sweet little boy is described as a very social and great kid. Although Lamar is medically complex and wheelchair bound, he adores his caregivers and thrives on one on one attention. He thoroughly enjoys social interactions, music, and hand over hand activities. His smile is infectious and he loves to laugh. Lamar communicates his feelings through laughter, smiles and sometimes, tears. Although Lamar’s medical needs will require that his adoptive parents have the time to devote to learning what is needed to keep him healthy, they will be rewarded with smiles that will last a lifetime.

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Video by: Nicole Redford | Transcript

Day 17

Meet Jaden

Jaden

Photo by: Heart Gallery of Palm Beach

Jaden is an outgoing young man with a big personality and great smile. He enjoys one on one attention, swimming, riding bikes, and drawing. Jaden has missed out on a lot of opportunities and is hoping to find a family that will provide love and support to help shape is future plans.

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Meet Javarius

Javarius

Photo by: Wandering Light Photography

Javarius is a talented young man with a passion for sports. When not on the field practicing for game day, he can be found in his room writing musical lyrics. Javarius has experienced a significant amount of loss in his young life and is in need of a loving family that can make a permanent commitment to him and show him the meaning of unconditional love. Javarius hopes to continue to do well in school and move on to college. He is not yet sure what he would like to study, but hopes it will be something that can include his creative talent.

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Day 16

Meet James

James

Photo by: David Steele Photography

James is a hard working young man who is committed to reaching his goals. He enjoys helping others and gets along well with his peers. James is dedicated to improving his grades and creating a bright future for himself. He is in need of a loving family who can support him and guide him as he navigates his teenage years and becomes a young adult.

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Video by: Selfless Love Foundation, Nicole Redford (ANIMOTO), Forever Family / Channel 12 | Transcript

Meet Dovontae

Dovontae

Photo by: Children's Home Society

Dovontae is an outgoing teen who dreams of a successful future. He has had a very successfule year n bot his studies and being on the track team. Dovontae is in need of a supportive family that will help him reach his goals and overcome any obstacles in his path.

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Day 15

Meet Thomas

Thomas

Photo by: Historia Photography

Meet Thomas! This young man is very pleasant to be around. He makes good grades in school and his favorite subjects are Math and Science. Thomas enjoys art, painting, roller skating and swimming in his free time. He likes to work with computers and technology and hopes to work in this field for his future career plans. Thomas is looking for his forever family in hopes to have the family support for his future.

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Meet Maijor and Zyah

Maijor and Zyah

Photo by: Lisa DeLong

Maijor is a smart little boy who loves to dance! He is described as goal oriented and loyal. Maijor is always on the go and would do well with an active family that can help focus his energy on positive outlets. Maijor would like to be a Police Officer when he grows up.

Zyah is a resilient little girl with a positive attitude about life. She loves to play with her dolls and enjoys dancing. She dreams of one day learning to dance like her idol, Michael Jackson. When she grows up, Zyah would like to be a teacher. Zyah is part of a sibling group of two. Her brother, Maijor loves his sister and is protective of her. Families with experience are preferred.

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Day 14

Meet Danny

Danny

Photo by: Historia Photography

Danny is an extraordinary young man who is eager to find his forever family. He likes to watch and play his favorite sports, basketball and football. Danny could be described as laid back and he is very social and easy to engage with. He has a big heart, is very smart, and has a fantastic sense of humor. Danny has dreams of becoming a rap artists, a professional basketball player, or a fire fighter one day.

Danny would do well in a structured two parent home or in a single parent home with a strong female. Danny wishes for a smaller family, with not too many siblings, but is okay with a having some brothers or sisters.

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Meet Marcus

Marcus

Meet Marcus! This is a fun-loving boy that is full of life and needs his forever family to provide him love and support. Marcus enjoys cars and video games. He is an active boy that likes run, bowl, and play basketball. He is outgoing and can make friends easily. He has been described as having a loving heart and shows the ability to bond with people. Marcus definitely leaves a lasting impression on others and is always smiling. He needs a special family that is willing to have the patience and loving hearts to provide him the stability he needs.

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Day 13

Meet Reynaldo

Reynaldo

Photo by: Jessica Pomar Photography

Reynaldo’s smile is likely to make anyone’s day better! Those who know Reynaldo describe him as polite, sweet, and kind. He is athletic and enjoys being active with the school’s Football and Track teams. Tacos are his favorite food and he loves Taco Bell. Reynaldo is bi-lingual and speaks Spanish fluently and would most likely be comfortable in a family that speaks both Spanish and English if possible. In addition, he would do well in a family who are active, positive, structured yet flexible, nurturing, and has a strong support system.

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Meet Trinity

Trinity

This kind, bubbly, affectionate, and social 17 year old has the ability to light up a room with her kind heart and fun personality. She is a self-advocate, as well as tremendously resilient and tenacious. Trinity is creative, and enjoys art and has an appreciation for hair and makeup. She also enjoys dancing, swimming, bowling, skating, and playing basketball. In the future, Trinity has expressed interest becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant or a Veterinarian. Trinity would thrive with a committed family who will honor her current connections and who can provide a calm, structured environment where she can receive positive support and one-on-one attention.

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Day 12

Meet Eric

Eric

Photo by: Jessica Pomar Photography

Eric is an active and free spirited young man. He loves NASCAR and can tell anyone all about the drivers, the cars, and the sponsors! He also enjoys building things with Legos. Eric needs a family that can provide him lots of love and stability. He describes his ideal family as Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, or Tom Cruise but would be fine with any family who loves him and allows him to be himself. Eric has an older brother named Glen who is also in foster care. Eric would like to be adopted with his brother.

Meet Glen

Glen

Photo by: Jessica Pomar Photography

Glen is a determined young man. He communicates through sign language and an app on his tablet. Glen likes to listen to music and eat. He thrives on schedules and does best when he knows exactly what to expect next. He also appreciates some time to himself throughout the day. Glen will need a lifelong advocate to ensure that his needs are met not only throughout his childhood but into his adult years as well. Glen has a brother named Eric is also resides in foster care. They would like to be adopted together.

Day 11

Meet William "Billy"

William

Photo by: Miami Heart Gallery,
The Children’s Trust

When asked about William, the words used to describe him is always "so sweet". He is a loving, honest child who is comforted by a genuine hug. He enjoys bike riding, dancing and drawing. He didn't grow up going to church but looks forward to going to church now. He is an animal lover, especially dogs. He'd love to have pets again. He has an "old soul" with a love for old-fashioned games like checkers and older music like Stevie Nicks, jazz and rock and roll. He does still enjoy the things that typical teenagers like though; video games and eating sweets. He likes Florida but misses the cold winters of the North. He'd like to learn a sport and especially has an interest in learning karate. He enjoys Kung Fu movies. When William grows up, he wants to be a policeman and most importantly, a dad. Mostly, he wants to be loved, accepted and safe. He likes to go on fun outings and would enjoy an active family. William enjoys making friends and treasures friendship and companionship. He needs a parent who will be a role model in social norms so that he can learn to make friends more easily. He needs a patient parent who will set clear expectations and provide consistent encouragement and positive attention. William learns best in a one-on-one learning environment. He attends a school that is designed to better meet his emotional and learning needs than a general public school. He would benefit most from continuing to attend a specialized school that can meet his needs. Above all, he is a very sensitive and emotional young boy who is in need of someone who will unconditionally love and accept him for who he is. Furthermore, William needs a stable environment where he can feel secure, supported and accepted by his forever family.

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Meet Lily

Lily

Lily is a friendly, curious, talkative, loving, and funny young lady. She particularly values quality time and enjoys one-on-one time with friends and caregivers, especially if it involves shopping! Lily loves to dress in bright colors and having her hair and nails done. She also enjoys swimming, arts and crafts, and playing games. Lily would flourish in the home where she can be the center of attention and obtain all the nurturing and praise her extroverted personality craves. She would also strive with a family who has ample time to focus on building a relationship, has a strong support system, and a calm and structured home setting.

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Day 10

Meet Leyla

Leyla

Photo by: Studio One To One - Wellington

Leyla is an outgoing girl who is not afraid to speak her mind. She enjoys doing her makeup and attending church. She is fascinated by history, theatre and acting. Leyla also likes to draw. Leyla thrives on positive attention and is in need of loving and firm guidance to keep her on track. She is seeking a forever family that is patient and can work with providers to help her reach her full potential.

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Meet Marisol

Marisol

Photo by: Heart Gallery of Palm Beach

Marisol is a creative girl who enjoys writing in her journal and drawing. She has experienced a lot of loss and has two siblings in foster care. Marisol would benefit from a loving and stable family who will support her as she finds her way in life. Marisol would love a two parent family who will continue to support her ongoing contact with her siblings.

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Day 9

Meet Mikhail

Mikhail

Photo by: Selfless Love Foundation

With Mikhail, there is never a dull moment. He’s an outgoing, young man who’s quick to strike up a conversation. He enjoys reading, drawing and playing video games. Mikhail also enjoys watching and reading anime. His favorite subject in school is Science, and his least favorite is Algebra. Mikhail prides himself in being involved in his school where is in a part of the ROTC and Color Guard. Mikhail dreams of becoming a fighter pilot when he grows up. Mikhail would like a family that allows him the freedom to make his own choices, loves him unconditionally and brings out the best in him.

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Meet Michael

Michael

Photo by: Selfless Love Foundation

Michael is a fun-loving young man who likes to be silly and can light up a room with his smile. He loves electronics and playing video games. Michael dreams of being a video game designer when he grows up. His favorite class in school is physical education, and he says he would love to learn to play baseball. Michael's favorite foods are "weird but good things, like sour candies and fruit loop milk shakes." He likes to listen to country music. Michael is very anxious to get adopted and wants a family that will love him unconditionally. Michael is okay with being in a home with other children (but "not too many" as he says) and would love a family that has pets. He says he wants a family who will accept him the way he is and who will do activities together so they can grow a special bond.

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Day 8

Meet Shakeria and Dominique

Shakeria and Dominique

Shakeria, pictured on the left, is a smart and resourceful girl. She loves to dance and would love be a pmt of a dance team. She also likes playing charades and snap chat. She dreams of becoming an engineer one day. She would like to be adopted by a family with no young children. She is open to a one or two parent home.

Dominique, on the right is a smart and beautiful girl. She dreams of becoming a lawyer when she gets older. She is a teenage girl who enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping, and dancing. She has the potential to be successful in life and needs a family by her side to accomplish this. She would benefit from a home with a strong female figure who can help her develop into a mature young woman.

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Meet Leo

Leo

Photo by: Nicole Redford

Leo is a bright young man with goals for the future. He is motivated to hold a job and improve his grades in school. Attending church has been a source of inspiration for Leo. He enjoys playing the Baratone, drawing and roller skating. His friends would describe him as sweet, kind, complimentary and positive. Leo is interested in joining the Marines when he is older and is continuing to focus on bettering his life so that he can achieve all of his dreams. He also has recently rekindled relationships with some important people in his life and would like to continue to strengthen these ties. Leo is searching for a forever family that will encourage him and support him throughout his life and help him to process the significant losses he has experienced.

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Day 7

Meet Elaina

Elaina

Photo by: Emma Huddleston

Elaina is an energetic slender teenage girl who loves drawing, writing poems, coloring and singing. She also enjoys animals and loves going horseback riding. Her favorite band is Green Day and favorite movie is Titanic. Her favorite foods are salads, pizza, hamburgers, McDonald’s bacon egg cheese biscuits ad cheese cake. Elaina will benefit from a home where she is the youngest child. It is suggested that whomever is interested in adopting this wonderful young lady, is trained in therapeutic interventions.

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Meet Casper

Casper

Casper is an all-around fun kid! He enjoys outdoor activities such as bike riding, fishing, playing with his friends and shopping. He is smart and enjoys school. Casper has four siblings whom he would like to maintain contact with.

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Day 6

Meet Daniel

Daniel

Loyal, polite, and fun are a few key words that describe Daniel! He loves to joke around and sing along to songs on the radio. Daniel also has an interest in music, movies, fishing, and any sports, especially baseball and basketball. Daniel would benefit from a family who are calm natured, have flexible schedules, and who are looking forward to spending one on one time with him.

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Meet Glen

Glen

Photo by: Jessica Pomar Photography

Glen is a determined young man. He communicates through sign language and an app on his tablet. Glen likes to listen to music and eat. He thrives on schedules and does best when he knows exactly what to expect next. He also appreciates some time to himself throughout the day. Glen will need a lifelong advocate to ensure that his needs are met not only throughout his childhood but into his adult years as well. Glen has a brother named Eric is also resides in foster care. They would like to be adopted together.

Day 5

Meet Jamiah

Jamiah

Photo by: Selfless Love Foundation

Jamiah is a smart, ambitious young lady who dreams of becoming a pediatrician. She describes herself as a little shy but after she warms up, her personality shines, and she is quite the jokester! Jamiah prefers a more laid back life style, and enjoys spending time at home cooking. She hopes that her future family will hold family dinner and movie nights. When she is not completing school work or at work, she also loves to go shopping. Jamiah hopes to find a family that will support her dreams and help her grow into a successful young adult.

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Meet Kiera

Kiera

Kiera loves to play football, and sing. Mostly just listening to music and singing along.

She is so motivated, with dreams of going to Arkansas University and becoming a nurse.

Kiera would do so great in a family who can help her reach her goal, who can love and support her. A family who’s very active.

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Video by: Forever Family

Day 4

Meet Anthony

Anthony

Photo by: Lisa DeLong

Anthony is an outgoing boy with a variety of interests. Described as highly intelligent, Anthony thrives on positive attention and opportunities to release his energy and engage him in thought. He enjoys playing outside with friends and participating in sports. He is interested in playing soccer but has never played on a team. Anthony also enjoys music. Anthony feels a strong connection to his biological family and his hoping to find an adoptive family that is comfortable with helping him to express his feelings in a positive manner. Anthony has had some challenges with his behavior in the past and is in need of educational support to help keep him on track. With appropriate guidance and encouragement, Anthony has the ability to exceed even the highest expectations.

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Meet Paula

Paula

Photo by: Double Exposure

Paula is an outgoing and assertive young lady who knows what she wants in life. She may be petite but she has a big personality. Paula has experienced a lot of loss in her life and strengthening relationships with family is important to her. It may take her a while to trust but with the right family she is sure to reach her full potential.

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Day 3

Meet Kevin

Kevin

Photo by: Dina Ivory
Photography

Kevin is a quiet, but active young man who enjoys playing outside and interacting with children his age. Kevin is very affectionate with those he is strongly bonded with. He takes pride in opening doors for women and is very polite. Kevin is bonded with his older sister, Omni and would do well in a home that will allow contact to continue.

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Meet Omni

Omni

Photo by: Dina Ivory Photography

Omni is an African American teenage female who loves to smile and be around her friends. She enjoys writing, reading, singing, and acting. Omni is a part of her school's chorus and theater program. Omni is also a part of her church youth chorus. She enjoys her French class. Omni will read at least two books at a time. Her favorite books are fiction. Omni is very big on loyalty and respect. She is very intelligent and likes to express herself in artistic manners.

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Day 2

Meet Serafina

Serafina

Photo by: Lorrie Snodgrass
Children’s Home Society of Florida

Serafina has a bright and wonderful smile that will light up a room. Serafina loves going to school and learning new things. Her peers would describe her as friendly, outgoing, and adventurous. Serafina sees herself as somewhat of a daredevil and especially loves fast roller coaster rides. Serafina dreams of someday being able to visit Disney World. Serafina likes to draw and color and would like to be an artist when she grows up. Serafina would love to introduce you to her favorite teddy bear named Miss Amy and one of her many stuffed animals. This special little girl needs a forever family that will be patient, caring, and loving. Could you make Serafina a part of your family?

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Meet Valecia

Valecia

Photo by: Lorrie Snodgrass
Children’s Home Society of Florida

Say hi to Valecia! A typical fun day for this bubbly teenager would consist of shopping, hanging out at the mall with friends, or going to the local movie theater. Valecia's friends would describe her as friendly, funny, and a very loyal friend. Valecia loves Italian food so it's no surprise that her favorite restaurant is Olive Garden. In her alone time, Valecia likes to color in adult coloring books and she also likes to read The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. A family that is energetic and ready to give Valecia the attention and love she needs would be perfect for her. Perhaps your family can be the one to help Valecia make her dreams come true!

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Day 1

Meet Shiniece

Shiniece

Photo by: Lorrie Snodgrass
Children’s Home Society of Florida

The first thing you'll notice about Shiniece is her infectious laugh and sense of humor. Her peers in school would describe her as outgoing and friendly. Shiniece enjoys cheerleading and is hoping to try out for the local cheerleading squad. When Shiniece is at home, you can find her watching Hannah Montana on Nickelodeon or riding her bicycle in the neighborhood. Shiniece is a gator fan and hopes to someday attend the University of Florida. Shiniece’s idea of a fun day would be to go swimming and then out to eat at her favorite restaurant, Golden Corral. With the right influence from a loving and dedicated family, Shiniece certainly has the potential to achieve her goals and dreams.

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Meet Jaylah, JaBaria, JaKiria, Joe and Jamar

Jaylah, JaBaria, JaKiria, Joe and Jamar

Photo by: Lorrie Snodgrass
Children’s Home Society of Florida

Say hello to the sensational six-pack siblings! These siblings each have their own unique personalities but have an undeniable strong bond with each other. The oldest sibling, Jaylah, has big ambitions to go to college and become a lawyer. Her sister, JaBaria, loves her drama class in middle school and dreams of being an actress one day. JaKiria is an active girl who enjoys running and skating. Their brother, Joe, dreams of being an artist when he grows up. Ja'Marah has an infectious smile and is described as friendly and silly by her school peers. And the baby of the bunch, Jamar, is a lively boy who loves to play soccer. Some of the siblings' favorite things to do together are to jump at trampoline parks and ride roller coasters at theme parks. These six-pack siblings love spending time with each other and wish to be adopted together. The children would do best in a family that is loving and patient, and can provide them with structure and guidance.

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