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Day 30

Meet Marquele

Marquele

Photo by: Dan Weisberg

Marquele is a charismatic young man with a big heart. He loves science, and wants to become a chemical engineer when he grows up. He has an insatiable curiosity, and once he latches on to an idea or interest, he’s determined to follow it through. Marquele is a good and loyal friend, and a diehard Seahawks fan! Although he’s been through a lot in his young life, Marquele still has the simple desire of any kid: to be special to someone. He will thrive in a home with one or two loving, understanding parents, and will do best as the youngest or only child.

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Meet Beverly

Beverly

Photo by: Jonathan R Photography

Strong-willed, loving, and independent, Beverly is a born leader. She enjoys learning about the world through her History and Civics course but prefers to be doing gymnastics! Beverly sees herself as being kind and beautiful. Beverly would someday like a family that loves her and allows her have a pet bunny.

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Day 29

Meet Kiera

Kiera

Kiera is best described as a social butterfly! She is a sporty, active teenage girl. She loves running track and horseback riding. She loves typical teenage girl things like going to the mall, talking with friends on the phone, and going to the movie theaters. Kiera needs the love and support of a family as she matures into adulthood. Kiera would like to go into the medical field after high school. She has a passion for helping people and being outdoors. She is excited about a summer job and attending her school formal. Could you be the family that helps make Kiera a success?

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Meet Michael

Michael

Michael is a teenage boy of Caucasian descent, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a light complexion with freckles. He is currently placed in a foster home in the panhandle. He enjoys swimming, fishing, playing video games, singing, watching television and movies, listening to music, and socializing with friends. Michael is in need of a forever family who will dedicate their time and energy into giving Michael a safe and loving home where he can learn to bond and trust the family.

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Day 28

Meet Holden

Holden

Holden is a Caucasian male. He is full of energy and very lovable. Holden loves to give hugs and get hugs in return. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He loves to ride his bike and be outdoors. Holden also enjoys playing video games and watching movies. His favorite movies are super hero type movies such as the Hulk. Due to his young age Holden has a great opportunity to attach to the family open to accepting him. He would do best in a family where he is the youngest or only child.

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Meet Alexia

Alexia

Photo by: Jamie Halstead

Alexia is talkative and outgoing. As a typical pre-teen, she enjoys staying connected with her friends through social media. She also really enjoys music especially boy bands.

Described as helpful both at school and at home, Alexia does very well in school. She wants to go to college to become a teacher.

Alexia is a ready to leave the foster care system and find stability in an adoptive home. She is open-minded as to the type of family she would like, but would be really happy to have a family dog.

Heart Gallery of Jacksonville

Day 27

Meet Devontae

Devontae

Devontae is a sweet, handsome young man who has a smile that can light up a room. Devontae is a very outgoing and active child who enjoys all types of sports. He is also very creative which is exhibited though his love of fashion and dance. Devontae loves to be the center of attention and would benefit from a family who has the time and patience to make Devontae the center of their world.

Brevard Family Partnership

Meet Katie

Katie

Photo by: Leah Voss,
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Katie is a fun and caring teen who enjoys helping others. She wants to be able to continue helping people when she grows up by becoming a nurse or a daycare teacher. A natural comedian, Katie likes to make people laugh and enjoys having her friends in stitches.

Athletic and also a big-time sports fan, Katie enjoys playing football and rooting for her favorite college team, the Florida Gators. Katie also likes playing basketball and spends time dreaming of the day when she can be part of a team.

Katie wishes to find a family with both a Mom and Dad who are understanding and compassionate. She would also like to have a cat she can call her very own.

Heart Gallery of Okeechobee & the Treasure Coast

Day 26

Meet Randall

Randall

Photo by: Patrick Dove,
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Calling all basketball fans! Anyone up for a little game of hoops with Randall? His favorite pastime is playing basketball and watching Miami Heat games on TV. You can usually find Randall out on the basketball court with all his buddies working on his passing, shooting and overall game.

When not out on the court, Randall enjoys reading a good book. A natural jokester, he and his friends enjoy playing tricks on each other for fun. Randall loves to be the center of attention and having lots of fun!

Randall would do best in a family with a strong and positive male role model that will take pride and pleasure in guiding him as he continues to grow into a productive young man.

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Meet Arreana

Arreana

Arreana can be described as pleasant, bright, and likeable. She enjoys shopping and having her nails done. Currently, Arreana is focusing on school and aspires to attend college to become a nurse. Arreana has a lot of friends and says that she values honesty more than anything. Arreana enjoys hanging out with her friends and her mentor.

She most of all deserves a home where she feels safe and has a routine schedule. Wise beyond her years, Arreana has had to grow up faster than most teenagers. She is a compassionate teen who is in need of a permanent, loving, and caring family.

Heart Gallery of Jacksonville

Day 25

Meet Jonathan

Jonathan

Photo by: Sam Wolfe,
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Calling all car enthusiasts!

Nothing catches Jonathan’s attention quicker than the sight of a cool car driving past him. Jonathan can’t wait to learn how to drive and have his own vehicle. He enjoys working on cars and wants to be a mechanic when he gets older. When he’s not covered in grease, you can find him hanging out at home performing card tricks and having a snack.

Jonathan would describe himself as a foodie and enjoys a good meal. He likes to play sports and especially enjoys both basketball and football. Jonathan is quick to help others and is described as very friendly.

Jonathan would do best as the only child in a stable, two-parent household where he can learn all he needs to know to become successful with whichever dreams he chooses to follow.

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Meet Brianna

Brianna

Photo by: Jamie Halstead Photography

Brianna is a bright and intelligent young lady. She enjoys school and is particularly strong in math and science. Brianna was raised in church and still attends in her current home. Brianna likes to stay active and be involved in activities. She is on the cheer team at her school. Brianna needs the support of a loving family to help her reach her full potential.

Heart Gallery of Jacksonville

Day 24

Meet Joseph and Patrick

Joseph and Patrick

Photo by: Pezz Photo

Joseph is a thoughtful, big-hearted kid who - if he could choose to change one thing about the world - would end people stereotyping one another. He's funny and easygoing and loves to read. If he isn't reading or sleeping he's playing basketball, and his ultimate goal is to play professionally. Although he's not too sure about plane travel, Joseph wants to have some adventures in life, and thinks it would be awesome to find the Lost World of Atlantis. He looks up to his big brother Patrick because he's "kind and caring", and he's looking forward to being part of a forever family that he "can talk to when [he] has a question or problem."

Patrick is a very earnest, respectful young man with a heart of gold. He's very intelligent and loves to read - especially science-fiction novels like Marco's Millions. He doesn't share his little brother's aversion to flying, and would love to have that experience, especially if the plane takes him to Paris! He's into all kinds of music and likes to play video games. He can ofteeen seem serious and reserved, but he's got a very silly side, too! When he grows up he'd like to with be a photographer or a therapist, and if he could be famous for anythig it'd be for authoring a popular book series.

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Meet Jada

Jada

Photo by: Frank Avilla,
Children's Home Society of Florida

Lovely Jada really enjoys being active. You might catch this teenager at the movies, going to the fair, roller skating, or listening to a music of all types. Some of her other interests include crocheting, drawing, watching television, playing video games or spending time on the computer. Additionally, Jada enjoys catching lizards and snakes, feeding them and then letting them go!

With a warm smile that will light up most any room, Jada has been described as bright, charming and outgoing with a sweet personality. She is friendly and enjoys conversation once she gets to know you. Jada's favorite foods include pizza, subs and candy. Very self aware with a style of her own, Jada's adoptive family's unconditional love and acceptance will do much to help this young lady increase her self confidence and reach her full potential.

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Day 23

Meet Zhavon

Zhavon

Photo by: Christina Karst Photography

Zhavon is a tall and handsome young man. He is very athletic and enjoys being the star on the basketball court. He was recently involved in an Independent Living program that challenges foster youth to work as a team, gain new independent living skills, and even got involved in horseback riding and camping. He thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills and experiencing the outdoors with his peers. Zhavon is sweet young man that is in need of a loving family that will be there for him and help him grow to his full potential.

Heart Gallery Jacksonville

Meet Nadira

Nadira

Photo by: M. Reed

Nadira is a bi-racial child, medium built with curly black hair and bright eyes. She is a great conversationalist, very engaging and enjoys being in the spotlight. She enjoys all topics but LOVES talking about girly things! Nadira loves going to the mall to get her hair and nails done in various styles. Nadira also enjoys playing with animals and would like to be in a home that has cats, dogs or both! Like most kids her age, Nadira likes to hang out with her friends. Nadira is very smart but needs assistance to help her stay focused on her academics with her goal to eventually attend college. Therefore; it is important for her new family to be patient with her. Nadira is excited about the idea of adoption; as she wants stability. She also has siblings and wants to remain in contact with them as well as maintain her cultural ties. Nadira is very warm and loving and just wants a forever family. If you feel you can open your heart and your home to this special child; she is waiting for your call!

Heart Gallery of Southwest Florida

Day 22

Meet Angel

Angel

Photo by: Lisa Sandor

Angel is a very friendly child, he is active, loves to talk, and meet new people. Angel likes football, drawing, and going to the beach. He also likes going to school, although he struggles behaviorally and academically sometimes. Angel is receiving help within his school to keep him on track academically. Angel said he wants a mom and a dad and a family that likes to have fun. Angel is a wonderful kid who loves to have fun. Angel needs a family with a lot of structure and patience and kindness.

Heart Gallery of Broward County

Meet Lauren

Lauren

Photo by: N. Johnson

Lauren is a beautiful girl who is friendly and outgoing. Lauren makes friends easily; as she is so open and free spirited. Lauren enjoys having fun and describes herself as athletic, friendly, goofy and sometimes a little loud. She enjoys all kinds of sports and has been on the track team and cheerleading squad at her local school. She also enjoys cooking and has hopes of becoming a chef. Lauren is an average student with her favorite subject is being History and her least favorite being Math. She needs caregivers who will push her in academics and advocate for her in this area.

Lauren is very polite. She is also somewhat reserved, especially when she meets someone for the first time. This is because she finds it hard to trust. However; once she is comfortable with you, her bubbly personality shines through- she becomes happy and upbeat. Lauren needs parents that will be patient, loving, and nurturing. Lauren needs a home with good structure and guidance so as to ensure that she will make the right choices in life. Lauren is a beautiful young lady who just wants to be loved unconditionally and accepted for who she is in a forever home. If you are that family: Lauren is waiting for your call.

Heart Gallery of Southwest Florida

Day 21

Meet Shakur

Shakur

Photo by: M. Reed

Shakur is an African American with black hair and brown eyes. He is very personable young man who has an array of friends. He describes himself as cool, calm and collective. Shakur enjoys basketball and hopes to be a professional player. He also does well in school and is currently on the A/B honor roll and a member of the National Honor Society. His favorite subjects are Math and Science. In addition, he likes eating at various restaurants and playing video games.

Shakur would like to be in a home with a mother and father, and perhaps some older siblings. He stated he wants “A family that cares about me, a family that I can feel a part of.”

Heart Gallery of Southwest Florida

Meet Savannah

Savannah

Photo by: Howard Lewis

Born June, 2001, like other girls her age, Savannah likes to spend time with friends, and enjoys listening to music and hanging out at the mall. Savannah also likes arts and crafts and playing board games. Savannah needs a patient and committed family that can provide redirection, praise and encouragement.

Heart Gallery of Broward County

Day 20

Meet Smiley and Niecy

Smiley and Niecy

Photo by: Gabe Sheffield
with Perspectix

Smiley is a Haitian male who was born June of 2003. Smiley is a happy active young man that loves people. He gets along with people of all different backgrounds and interests. Smiley enjoys playing basketball and track. He loves music and dancing. Smiley is happy playing video games or building Legos while indoors. During outdoor time, he enjoys riding his bicycle or playing basketball. Smiley benefits from tutoring to help him with his math and reading skills. Smiley needs to be adopted with his sister, Niecy, who was born July of 2004. Smiley and Niecy would benefit from an active and loving family that can help keep them connected to their culture.

Niecy is a Haitian female born July of 2004. Niecy is a beautiful and gentle spirit, and brings others together. She enjoys all different types of arts and crafts. She enjoys reading or drawing while indoors. She enjoys riding her bicycle or going to the beach. Niecy is an Honor Roll student and always strives to do her best. Niecy is often described as a gift in the classroom due to her studious, and well behaved nature. Niecy needs to be adopted with her brother, Smiley, who was born June of 2003. Niecy and Smiley would benefit from an active and loving family that can help keep them connected to their culture.

Heart Gallery of Broward County

Meet James

James

James is a young man who describes himself as creative, athletic and fun! James enjoys drawing, playing video games and playing sports like football. He is a typical teenager and is of average intelligence. However he needs a family who will help motive him to remain on track academically so he may reach his full potential. James would like to be in a traditional home with a mother, father, and an older sibling. James really needs stability and a family to call his own. He needs parents who can be stern but nurturing. Parents who will be patient, consistent, provide structure and guidance. Are you the right family for this child? If so, he is waiting for your call!

Heart Gallery of Southwest Florida

Day 19

Meet Stefan

Stefan

Photo by: Howard Lewis

Stefan is an African American male born in August 2000, he has a great smile and he is very sociable. He enjoys adult attention and loves being the comedian of the hour. Stefan is physically healthy and, like his brothers, is very active and inquisitive. He enjoys any type of outdoor activity and being able to do arts and crafts. Stefan also has a specialized educational plan to help meet his unique educational needs. He needs a family who is comfortable with rules and structure who can deliver attention and care he so adamantly desires. Stefan needs a family that will recognize his every potential and help develop it.

Heart Gallery of Broward County

Meet Zafirah "Zoey"

Zafirah

Photo by: Jodi Pliska

Meet Zoey! She is a true fashionista. From the fabric, styling, sketch design and final, fabulous product, Zoey really enjoys everything to do with the fashion world. She actually wouldn't mind being a model too. When she's not working on her passion for fashion, she likes to write poetry and stories and loves attending art class! Zoey has an awesome personality and would make a great addition to any family.

Heart Gallery Jacksonville

Day 18

Meet Devin

Devin

Photo by: Michael Murphy

Devin is a White male born September of 2000. He has a happy grin and he is very inquisitive. Devin enjoys participating in activities, like going to the movies, mall and museums. Devin loves having a routine and structure in the home. He seems easily fascinated and may be pre-occupied by television programs. He can be very affectionate once he gets to know you. Devin is also observant and likes to know that his friends and family are okay. He may ask repeatedly about them if his concerns are not put to rest. Devin would like to continue contact with his sister. Devin is hopeful that he will find his forever family!

Heart Gallery of Broward County

Meet Selena and Jose

Selena and Jose

Photo by: Daniel Wallace

Jose's a great kid with a wonderful sense of humour. He's incredibly active, and loves to skateboard, do karate, play basketball and football, and dreams on one day going skydiving! He has a knack for science, and when you pair that with his natural ability to connect with people, it makes perfect sense that he wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Jose's witty and full of life, and brings a great amount of energy and fun to those around him.

Selena is a sweet, compassionate young woman with a lot to offer the world. She can be a little shy at first, but don't let that fool you! She has strength and confidence in droves, and she's not afraid to be herself. Selena loves animals and art, and she enjoys discussing films. She wants to learn to play the guitar, and she has a long-term goal of becoming a verterinarian. Selena has been through a lot of hardships in her young life, but she tries hard every day to live her life with hope and meaning.

Jose and Selena are two wonderful kids with an amazing amount of potential. They both have so much love and fun to offer a family, and they'll thrive in a supportive home that will nurture their interests, talents, and give them the stability they need to succeed.

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Day 17

Meet Jason and Jarkis

Jason and Jarkis

Photo by: Partnership for
Strong Families

Jason and Jarkis want a family to complete their team! They’re looking for parents who will enjoy their endless energy and enthusiasm. Jason is a great teen who’s very caring towards his younger brother. He loves to spend time with Jarkis. Jason’s very active and enjoys playing basketball and team sports. On the weekend, he likes to ride his bike around the neighborhood and hang out with friends. Like his big brother, Jarkis likes to play basketball and be outside. He can be a little shy at first, but he’s quick to open up. With friends and adults he trusts, he’s very energetic. Jarkis is looking forward to being part of a structured family with an active lifestyle. It’s important that Jason and Jarkis be adopted together. They’re looking forward to having loving, supportive parents who will advocate for their education. With a patient, loving family, they’re sure to succeed.

Partnership for Strong Families

Meet Cameron

Cameron

Photo by: Michael Murphy

Cameron is an African American female born February of 2000. Cameron is a vibrant young lady that is full of life. Cameron can initially be shy when first meeting people. Cameron tends to be a people pleaser but needs to also build high self esteem in herself. Cameron loves to listen to music, and this helps her to cope with difficulties she has had in her life. Cameron also enjoys hanging out with friends, and making others laugh. Cameron has shown an interest in music, but needs a family that will encourage that interest. Cameron needs a family that will be a forever loving presence in her life. Won't you be that committed family.

Heart Gallery of Broward County

Day 16

Meet Kendrick

Kendrick

Photo by: Partnership for
Strong Families

Kendrick is outgoing and enjoys everything the outdoors has to offer. He enjoys fishing, camping and team sports. Kendrick’s Partner Family describes him as friendly, calm and easy to please. He’s very polite to others. Kendrick would like the support of a strong male role model who can offer guidance and teach him important life skills. He’s looking forward to having someone to look up to. Kendrick would benefit from a family who is patient, structured and willing to assist him in meeting his educational goals. Above all, he hopes to have a family who will offer love and understanding when he needs it the most.

Partnership for Strong Families

Meet Collin

Collin

Photo by: Partnership for
Strong Families

Collin is a talented guitarist who writes his own music and even puts on great impromptu performances for his friends. When he’s not practicing on his guitar, Collin can often be found on the basketball court or playing video games. He’s a very outgoing kid who values his many close friends. Collin finds it easy to include everyone in conversations. He’s quick to open up and would be glad to teach you a thing or two about music and his favorite games. Recently, Collin was on the honor roll at his school. With parents who will advocate for his education success, Collin will certainly be an exceptional student. With your love, structure and support, Collin will be a wonderful son who’ll bring laughter and music to your family!

Partnership for Strong Families

Day 15

Meet Brianna

Brianna

Photo by: The Childrens Trust
Miami Heart Gallery

Little Brianna is a happy and affectionate child who playfully interacts and communicates nonverbally with her foster family. Despite her physical limitations, which include cortical blindness and a restricted diet, she's definitely progressing, according to her foster dad. "She's a one-on-one child that needs one-on-one attention, yet she's very much aware of what's going on around her at all times, and every day she's learning something different," he says. Brianna expresses her needs and is able to identify her caregivers and foster siblings through sound and touch. She loves music and musical toys, and will bounce around delightedly when she hears a favorite melody. "When I see her," says her foster father, "I see a very intelligent little girl with unlimited prospects." As to any fears prospective parents may have in adopting a child with special needs, "Once you accept that child into your home, make him or her a part of your family and see the joy that brings_you," says her foster father, "those fears just go away."

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Meet Zaymon

Zaymon

Zaymon is an athletic young ma who loves to play basketball. He enjoys sports, video games, and likes to hang out with his friends. He has overcome a lot of obstacles in his life and needs a family that will suppot him emotionally so that he can meet his full potential. Zaymon doesn't feel that he will ever be adopted but desires a family that will accept him for who he is. Zaymon would greatly benefit from strong, positive male role models in his life that can guide him in a positive and supportive manner that will be there for him throughout his life.

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Day 14

Meet Mekdes

Mekdes

Photo by: Sara Kearney Photography

Mekdes is beautiful young lady that is would benefit greatly from a two parent, loving household with lots of patience and a strong education background. Mekdes would do well with a younger sibling, and an active family. Mekdes has a cultural background steeming from Africa that we would love to embrace, and a family explore with and for her. Mekdes has requested a family with two parents, lots of children, and a siblign her own age. She would also like a mother who enjoys shopping, and fahter who is into traveling and learning new things.

Lake County

Meet Jeremiah

Jeremiah

Photo by: Pezz Photo

Jeremiah’s a sweet, playful kid who loves games of all kinds. He can be a little shy, but he has a big heart and he cares for other people, and so it makes sense that his biggest goal is to become a fireman when he grows up. Jeremiah tries hard in school - excelling especially in math - and he’s very proud of being chosen as a library aide this year. Jeremiah is a very thoughtful, loving kid who wants and deserves to have his sweet, affectionate nature reciprocated by a forever family. He’ll thrive in a loving, patient two-parent home that will nurture his many talents and help him to retain contact with his family out-of-state.

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Day 13

Meet Ja'miyah

Jamiyah

Photo by: Brittany Anderson

Ja'miyah's an adorable, sassy little girl who loves all things pink, glittery and girly. She adores playing dress-up, and says that if she could be famous for anything it would be owning the most dresses! Ja'miyah looks up to the Little Mermaid, and is trying to follow after her fin-steps by learning to swim underwater. Naturally bubbly and engaging, Ja'miyah is quick with a smile and a giggle. She'd love to have a puppy of her very own, and if she could travel anywhere it would be to Disney World - home of the princesses! Ja'miyah has overcome much in her young life, and has retained her sweetness and optimism. She needs a forever family with at least one stay at home parent who also has the ability to homeschool if necessary. Ja'Miyah needs someone to love and encourage her, and to help her find and nourish her strengths. A true-life Happily Ever After!

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Meet Lonnie

Lonnie

Say hello to Lonnie. Despite all of his llfe challenges, he has survived with much strength. Lonnie loves to dress up and go to church. He enjoys listening to music and singing along. Lonnie does very well with routines and will need a home that will maintain structure and stability for Lonnie to blossom. The parents for Lonnie would need to attend to both his medical and educational needs and have the patience and understanding required for such a child.

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Day 12

Meet D'Zyre and J'Twain

D'Zyre and J'Twain

Photo by: The Children's Trust
Miami Haert Gallery

They make each other laugh, finish each others' sentences and share a love of corn dogs. Siblings J'Twain and D'Zyre may be three years apart, but they're as close as close can be.

"She's funny, she's cute and she's very playful," says J'Twain of his younger sister. "He's nice and he knows how to fix phones," says D'Zyre.

The two attend the same school, where they're both straight-A and -B students.

"I got honor roll this year," says D'Zyre, proudly, "and perfect attendance too!"

"Honor roll is hard for me," admits her brother. "I have to do a ton of work to get on honor roll."

J'Twain likes social studies an􀂋 science, "but I don't like math that much and my writing is terrible," he says. His sister likes computers, and science class too: ''.We're learning about the moon!"

Both dream of travel to faraway places (J'Twain wants to go to Alaska or Venice, Italy, where he can paddle a gondola; D'Zyre would like to ride across Africa on the back of a cheetah), and of a future forever home and family.

"I want them to know that I am strong and smart and pretty," says D'Zyre. "And I want them to k_now that even though I've had a rough life," says J'Twain, "I'm still very loving."

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Meet Joshua

Joshua

Joshua is a handsome young man who is looking for a family that wants him and that will love him. Joshua has requested a religious family because he likes to attend church and be part of a youth group. Joshua likes to do word searches, play his guitar and read books. Joshua needs a structured and consistent family. The family needs to be strong, patient, loving and caring. He would like a family who is opened to maintaining some minimal contact with his biological family.

Heart Gallery Big Bend

Day 11

Meet Noah

Noah

Photo by: Petal & Vine Photography

Noah loves to smile and laugh – especially when accompanied by Elmo! He enjoys watching Bob the Builder on the Nick Jr. channel. His favorite colors are red and blue. His significant and pervasive medical challenges make daily life a challenge to navigate, but he does it with happiness and joy. Noah will need a family that will empower him and help him engage in the world on his own terms.

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Meet Savannah

Savannah

Meet Savannah, she is a sweet and loving young lady with a big personality. Savannah is Caucasian and Hispanic and has big brown eyes and brown hair. Savannah can be singing, dancing, drawing, and acting silly with friends most of the time. Savannah is so deserving of a loving and caring forever family that can prove to her that she is worthy of love and having a family that will never give up on her. She has overcome a lot in her life and although she still has a long way to go to see her full potential with the right family Savannah's possibilities are endless.

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Day 10

Meet Miguel

Miguel

Meet Miguel! Miguel can't wait to see his dreams of becoming a marine biologist become a reality with the support of an adoptive family. When the University of South Florida College of Marine Science and the Florida Institute of Oceanography heard about Miguel's passion for marine biology, they offered him a chance to experience what it is like to work on their research vessel, the R/V Weatherbird.

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Meet Marquele

Marquele

Photo by: Dan Weisberg

Marquele is a charismatic young man with a big heart. He loves science, and wants to become a chemical engineer when he grows up. He has an insatiable curiosity, and once he latches on to an idea or interest, he’s determined to follow it through. Marquele is a good and loyal friend, and a diehard Seahawks fan! Although he’s been through a lot in his young life, Marquele still has the simple desire of any kid: to be special to someone. He will thrive in a home with one or two loving, understanding parents, and will do best as the youngest or only child.

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Day 9

Meet Beverly

Beverly

Photo by: Jonathan R Photography

Strong-willed, loving, and independent, Beverly is a born leader. She enjoys learning about the world through her History and Civics course but prefers to be doing gymnastics! Beverly sees herself as being kind and beautiful. Beverly would someday like a family that loves her and allows her have a pet bunny.

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Meet Boyia

Boyia

Photo by: Brian Kasm

Boyia is a confident young man who describes himself as handsome, smart, and cool. Boyia would like to make a living in the music industry like his icon Drake. To get himself there, he is practicing his writing skills in addition to singing. If he could change the world, Boyia would make sure we all did a better job at keeping it clean. Upbeat and engaging, he enjoys cleaning, hanging out and playing basketball. Boyia hopes to be part of a forever family that would include a dog and siblings around his age.

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Day 8

Meet Adrieonna and Navaih

Adrienonna and Navaih

Adrieonna’s sense of adventure shows when she’s baking in the kitchen, swimming in the pool, or practicing her gymnastics. Smart and silly, Adrieonna loves telling jokes and playing pranks. If she could change the world, she would end homelessness and help people become more successful. Caring and observant, Adrieonna wants to work as a nurse or in a field that helps the elderly. Adrieonna’s favorite foods include collard greens, Takis, and shrimp pasta alfredo. She’s not a fan of most fruit, onions or anything made with tomatoes. Adrieonna’s favorite include pandas and lady bugs, pop musicians Ariana Grande and Zendaya, her math classes, swimming, and playing games like Life and Tag.

Active, inquisitive and funny, Navaih recently found a love of drumming in addition to baking and riding her bike. Someday, Navaih would like to become a pediatrician but for now she’s just enjoying her math classes and playing Disney Infinity games. If Navaih could change the world, she’d save the homes of all the animals. Navaih’s favorite include listening to Nicki Minaj, macaroni and cheese, the color baby blue, and tigers. Navaih describes herself as kind, loving, and funny.

Adrieonna & Navaih recently filmed a recruitment video at swah-rey dessert bar (coming soon!) fulfilling their dreams of baking cupcakes like on their favorite TV shows on the Food Network and are looking forward to a family that will bake with them!

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Meet Michael

Michael

Michael is a teenage boy of Caucasian descent, with brown hair, brown eyes, and a light complexion with freckles. He is currently placed in a foster home in the panhandle. He enjoys swimming, fishing, playing video games, singing, watching television and movies, listening to music, and socializing with friends. Michael is in need of a forever family who will dedicate their time and energy into giving Michael a safe and loving home where he can learn to bond and trust the family.

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Day 7

Meet Tanner

Tanner

Photo by: Jamie Halstead Photography

Tanner is an affectionate young man. Like most teenage boys he is active and full of energy. He enjoys watching movies and going to theme parks. This child does well in a structured home environment with a family that can devote plenty of one on one attention. He is looking for a family that can provide guidance with a lot of love and understanding. Tanner would thrive in a home where he is the youngest child or an only child. He is waiting for a loving family who can accept him for who he is while helping him reach his full potential. Are you willing to open your heart and your home to Tanner?

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Meet Terrence

Terrence

Photo by: Studio One to One

Terrence is an active kid who enjoys playing basketball and football, and loves playing video games on his XBOX. Terrence is really into fast cars and is fascinated with Ferraris. His favorite type of music is hip-hop. Terrence can be a bit shy when he first meets someone, but will open up and relax once he gets to know you.

Open to being adopted, Terrence would do well in a structured home. He has a lot to offer, and looks forward to the day he leaves foster care and becomes a part of a forever family.

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Day 6

Meet Kiera

Kiera

Kiera is best described as a social butterfly! She is a sporty, active teenage girl. She loves running track and horseback riding. She loves typical teenage girl things like going to the mall, talking with friends on the phone, and going to the movie theaters. Kiera needs the love and support of a family as she matures into adulthood. Kiera would like to go into the medical field after high school. She has a passion for helping people and being outdoors. She is excited about a summer job and attending her school formal. Could you be the family that helps make Kiera a success?

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Meet Holden

Holden

Holden is a Caucasian male. He is full of energy and very lovable. Holden loves to give hugs and get hugs in return. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He loves to ride his bike and be outdoors. Holden also enjoys playing video games and watching movies. His favorite movies are super hero type movies such as the Hulk. Due to his young age Holden has a great opportunity to attach to the family open to accepting him. He would do best in a family where he is the youngest or only child.

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Day 5

Meet Alexia

Alexia

Photo by: Jamie Halstead

Alexia is talkative and outgoing. As a typical pre-teen, she enjoys staying connected with her friends through social media. She also really enjoys music especially boy bands.

Described as helpful both at school and at home, Alexia does very well in school. She wants to go to college to become a teacher.

Alexia is a ready to leave the foster care system and find stability in an adoptive home. She is open-minded as to the type of family she would like, but would be really happy to have a family dog.

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Meet Arreana

Arreana

Arreana can be described as pleasant, bright, and likeable. She enjoys shopping and having her nails done. Currently, Arreana is focusing on school and aspires to attend college to become a nurse. Arreana has a lot of friends and says that she values honesty more than anything. Arreana enjoys hanging out with her friends and her mentor.

She most of all deserves a home where she feels safe and has a routine schedule. Wise beyond her years, Arreana has had to grow up faster than most teenagers. She is a compassionate teen who is in need of a permanent, loving, and caring family.

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Day 4

Meet Brianna

Brianna

Photo by: Jamie Halstead Photography

Brianna is a bright and intelligent young lady. She enjoys school and is particularly strong in math and science. Brianna was raised in church and still attends in her current home. Brianna likes to stay active and be involved in activities. She is on the cheer team at her school. Brianna needs the support of a loving family to help her reach her full potential.

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Meet Devontae

Devontae

Devontae is a sweet, handsome young man who has a smile that can light up a room. Devontae is a very outgoing and active child who enjoys all types of sports. He is also very creative which is exhibited though his love of fashion and dance. Devontae loves to be the center of attention and would benefit from a family who has the time and patience to make Devontae the center of their world.

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Day 3

Meet Markel

Markel

Photo by: Patrick Dove,
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Say hello to Markel. While staying fit in his spare time, Markel enjoys playing both basketball and football. School is an important part of Markel’s life and his favorite subject is Reading.

Markel’s favorite pastime is hanging out with his peers. While he certainly enjoys making new friends, he is also quite sensitive to what others think about him and is working hard to come to terms with his strong emotions. He will flourish with a family that can provide a strong - yet loving - guiding hand.

Markel’s wish for a forever family with a solid male role model could do wonders for his ultimate success.

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Meet Randall

Randall

Photo by: Patrick Dove,
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Calling all basketball fans! Anyone up for a little game of hoops with Randall? His favorite pastime is playing basketball and watching Miami Heat games on TV. You can usually find Randall out on the basketball court with all his buddies working on his passing, shooting and overall game.

When not out on the court, Randall enjoys reading a good book. A natural jokester, he and his friends enjoy playing tricks on each other for fun. Randall loves to be the center of attention and having lots of fun!

Randall would do best in a family with a strong and positive male role model that will take pride and pleasure in guiding him as he continues to grow into a productive young man.

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Day 2

Meet Jonathan

Jonathan

Photo by: Sam Wolfe,
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Calling all car enthusiasts!

Nothing catches Jonathan’s attention quicker than the sight of a cool car driving past him. Jonathan can’t wait to learn how to drive and have his own vehicle. He enjoys working on cars and wants to be a mechanic when he gets older. When he’s not covered in grease, you can find him hanging out at home performing card tricks and having a snack.

Jonathan would describe himself as a foodie and enjoys a good meal. He likes to play sports and especially enjoys both basketball and football. Jonathan is quick to help others and is described as very friendly.

Jonathan would do best as the only child in a stable, two-parent household where he can learn all he needs to know to become successful with whichever dreams he chooses to follow.

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Meet Katie

Katie

Photo by: Leah Voss,
TCPalm/Treasure Coast Newspapers

Katie is a fun and caring teen who enjoys helping others. She wants to be able to continue helping people when she grows up by becoming a nurse or a daycare teacher. A natural comedian, Katie likes to make people laugh and enjoys having her friends in stitches.

Athletic and also a big-time sports fan, Katie enjoys playing football and rooting for her favorite college team, the Florida Gators. Katie also likes playing basketball and spends time dreaming of the day when she can be part of a team.

Katie wishes to find a family with both a Mom and Dad who are understanding and compassionate. She would also like to have a cat she can call her very own.

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Day 1

Meet Beau

Beau

Beau is a wonderful child with a great smile. Beau get's along well with the other children, and his a complete joy to his current caregivers. Beau likes to throw things in the air and watch them fall, and he also enjoys electronics. Beau will watch Sponge Bob and prefers musical toddler toys. Beau will benefit to have a family that is dedicated and committed to his lifelong success.

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Meet Jada

Jada

Photo by: Frank Avilla,
Children's Home Society of Florida

Lovely Jada really enjoys being active. You might catch this teenager at the movies, going to the fair, roller skating, or listening to a music of all types. Some of her other interests include crocheting, drawing, watching television, playing video games or spending time on the computer. Additionally, Jada enjoys catching lizards and snakes, feeding them and then letting them go!

With a warm smile that will light up most any room, Jada has been described as bright, charming and outgoing with a sweet personality. She is friendly and enjoys conversation once she gets to know you. Jada's favorite foods include pizza, subs and candy. Very self aware with a style of her own, Jada's adoptive family's unconditional love and acceptance will do much to help this young lady increase her self confidence and reach her full potential.

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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).