Alexander - 12 years old
Alexander, also known as “Alex,” is a charming nine year old boy. Like most young boys, Alex loves to ride his bike and play outside. He is very active and curious. His current caregiver reports Alex is very intelligent and has a lot of potential. Alex loves to give hugs to his current caregivers and enjoys receiving attention. He would most benefit from a family who will be patient, loving and understanding with his needs.
Anthony - 9 years old
Anthony is a young boy who loves music, loves the piano and enjoys swimming and especially the outdoors, which he can't get enough of. He is a very sweet child who loves family and friends once he gets used to them. Anthony would benefit from a family with a background in sign language and a family that can be dedicated to working with Anthony on his developmental and educational needs. Anthony would benefit from a family that can provide lifelong support and stability to a special child.
Champagne - 15 years old
Energetic, lovable, bright and outgoing, Champagne has a smile that can light up a room. Despite some setbacks and disappointments, Champagne is determined to make the most out of every situation and is especially eager to share her love for life with a “forever family.” Champagne is very outgoing and has an extremely positive attitude, finding the fun and bright side in every situation. Enjoying singing and dancing, she is a member of the church choir and Praise Dance Team. She is big sports fan, especially when it comes to basketball. A natural leader, Champagne is very helpful and loves people. She knows the right family is out there for her, and she can’t wait to be adopted. When asked what type of family she wants, Champagne responded, “a mom and a dad, or just a mom …someone who will love and accept me for me.”
Chrissy - 17 years old
Chrissy is a very outgoing young lady who loves being the center of attention. She often changes the color of her hair. She is a bright student who enjoys attending school. Chrissy likes to take long walks on the beach and listen to her music. Other hobbies are writing poetry, which she does when she is feeling sad. Chrissy needs a family who is strong and supportive. The family should be committed to her and understanding of her needs. Chrissy would love to have siblings.
Christina - 15 years old
Christina is an outgoing young lady and loves to fit in and make friends. She enjoys playing her Wii video games. Christina has stated that she wants to be a Nurse when she grows up. She has also expressed interest in being a politician or a tattoo artist. Her favorite subject is reading and her least favorites are math and World Geography. She likes to play basketball, play on the computer and color. Christina is the oldest of five children. Her siblings were adopted by non-relatives and she currently has no contact with them.
Cyrus - 11 years old
Cyrus is Caucasian male who may be small for his age but doesn't let his size affect him. Cyrus enjoys playing with toys and board games, and he has a smile that will light up any room. He is very playful and relates well with his caregiver, and he loves when he is the center of attention. Although young in age, Cyrus has faced many obstacles in his life. He needs a family who knows sign language and can assist him with his medical needs and appointments. Cyrus deserves a family who will commit to loving, supporting and nurturing him for a lifetime.
Dalton - 15 years old
Quite the storyteller, Dalton has a great sense of humor and likes hanging out with his friends and going to the YMCA. He loves to play video games but also enjoys being active. He plays basketball and soccer and loves swimming. He is fond of dogs and cats and would love to have a dog to play with. When relaxing, he likes to listen to music on his mp3 player. One of his favorite foods is pizza, and he enjoys a piece of candy every once in a while. Though he struggles with school, he has improved his grades with extra support. He has an older brother, and it's important that they remain connected and can visit with each other. Dalton needs a family that would advocate for his educational needs and take him to necessary therapy appointments. He would benefit from a structured, stable, loving family willing to be flexible to meet his individual needs. His main wish in life is to be adopted and have a family of his own.
Deja - 13 years old
Deja is a very happy child, and she's almost always in high spirits! Her caregivers describe her as "fun-loving" and a child who "goes with the flow." She rarely fusses, unless she's tired or hungry. She loves all kinds of different foods! While Deja needs a lot of one-on-one attention and assistance with her daily needs, she continues to make steady, consistent progress with her current foster family. Deja learns a lot from her teachers and other adults in her life. She deserves a family with patience and lots of love.
Dillon - 17 years old
Dillon is full of life, energy and curiosity. He is an active, good-natured young man with a delightful personality. Dillon likes fishing, swimming and dancing. He enjoys taking pride in his personal appearance and will be the first person to jump in front of a camera! Dillon is ready to belong to a family and share in the lives of those who will offer him the chance to learn and grow while accepting him for who he is.
Eric - 13 years old
Eric is a young man who likes to dress well. He loves looking good in his button down shirts, fancy jeans and dress shoes. He can be quiet and reserved or quite expressive. Eric likes to play video games, watch television, listen to Michael Jackson, play basketball, draw and go to church. He is need of a two parent household in which he can benefit from a positive male role model. He will need a family to be patient with him as he grows and learns and who will be involved in his counseling. He would also like to remain in contact with his two brothers who have already been adopted.
Erika is an energetic 13 year old, Caucasian female. She has dark brown hair and blue eyes and enjoys the outdoors and riding horses. Erika would benefit from a strong two parent household or a strong single female household that is willing and determined to give Erika what she needs to make the smooth transition into adoption.
Gabriel - 17 years old
Gabriel is an young man with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a keen interest in gems and minerals and has a large collection in his room. He would like to mine gems or learn to become a gemologist. He has also talked about wanting to work at a video game store. He likes video games, computer activities, card games, pottery making and comic books. He enjoys music, particularly rap music. He loves to ride his scooter, but otherwise does not particularly like the outdoors. He enjoys going to church weekly. He also participates in tae kwon do three times a week. Gabriel needs a strong and supportive family that is fully invested in participating in therapy, school and vocational activities. He would do best as an only child so that his family can focus on his needs. He would benefit from a strong male role model in his life. He will need continued assistance as an adult to ensure his success and well-being.
Germele - 13 years old
Germele is an African American boy. He has brown eyes and black hair. He loves to eat, and sweets are his favorite food. He likes to play outdoors, and he loves music. He plays the trumpet in a community Christian band. Germele likes to draw; his favorite drawings are marine life, especially fish. Germele is a loving, sweet child with a good attitude, very affectionate and appreciative.
Heath - 10 years old
Heath is a curious child and has a vivid imagination. Heath needs permanency in his life and a family that is willing to offer him the support and unconditional love that he needs and deserves. Heath can be a challenge at times, however, Heath enjoys helping out, playing outside and he can very loving. Heath has experience a great deal of trauma in his life and needs an environment that can offer him structure and stability. Heath needs a family who will give him consistent structure, help him stay on task academically and assist him socially. Heath is looking for that forever family to come along and be what he needs them to be in his life.
James - 15 years old
James has curly brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. Friends of James describe him to be funny but quiet at times. Some of his favorite foods include: pizza, spaghetti, chicken alfredo, fried chicken, corn, beans, apples and bananas. James enjoys going fishing, to the movies and to the skate park. He also likes watching action movies and playing on the X-box.
Jaqueria - 8 years old
Jaqueria, who goes by Janay, is a friendly, organized, caring, loving, bubbly child who is always willing to help out and loves to smile! Janay's favorite food is pizza. Her least favorite food is beans. Janay doesn't really have a favorite color since she likes all colors. She enjoys playing soccer and basketball, playing outside and roller skating. She also enjoys reading but doesn't have a favorite book. Her favorite movie is Finding Nemo. Janay would like to be adopted by a family who lives in the North Central Florida area so that she can be close to her brothers who have already been adopted.
Jennifer - 17 years old
Jennifer has wavy brown hair and brown eyes. She is described as an outgoing and chatty girl. She likes to watch TV, play on the computer and listen to music. She also likes to read and put puzzles together. She would like to be a doctor when she grows up. She needs a family with understanding and patience who is committed to helping her become a young adult. She has cognitive delays and will need a family who can advocate for her educational needs. She needs a supportive family who will provide her with structure, consistency and love. At this point in time she does not have the necessary skills to live on her own when she becomes an adult and will need a family who can provide her with continued support and guidance in her early adulthood.
Joseph - 13 years old
Joseph is described as quiet and funny. He likes to play video games, ride bikes and watch Johnny Test and wrestling on TV. He also enjoys riding horses. His favorite subject in school is computer class, and when he grows up he would like to be a police officer. He has some trouble expressing himself and can get frustrated easily. Joseph needs a family that understands his special education needs and will advocate for him in school. He also needs a family that will make sure his mental health needs are met. Joseph needs a stable and committed family that will provide love and support.
Kylashia - 14 years old
Kylashia is a sweet young lady who loves attention and has a beautiful singing voice. Kylashia has black hair and brown eyes. Kylashia is currently very interested in art and has expressed that she would love to participate in gymnastics. She is friendly and talkative. She loves to eat and really enjoys pizza and hot wings. She enjoys music and joking around with friends. Kylashia needs extra academic and emotional support and a family who will help her overcome the events she endured in her childhood.
Matthew - 16 years old
Matthew, also referred to as Matt, was born in the Bahamas. He is an adorable young man who generates warmth with his smile. He has a pecan-tanned complexion with black hair and brown eyes. Matt is friendly and smiles often, though he's not very talkative. Some of his favorite dishes include shrimp, fish, lobster, corn, string beans, squash and apples. He also likes candy and cookies. Matt enjoys playing video games, basketball and soccer. Matt said he likes dogs that stay inside the house but does not like other animals. He is afraid of spiders. Matt would like to be adopted by a family that consists of a mom and a dad, who live in Gainesville, Florida so that he can be close to his older brother.
Nichole - 14 years old
Nichole is an articulate young girl. She uses her great vocabulary skills to express herself. She enjoys playing video games and listening to music. Her favorite foods are pizza and macaroni and cheese. She will need someone to work with her patiently and be a positive role model in her life.
Rabbreauna - 16 years old
Rabbreauna is a sixteen-year-old who does well in school and states her favorite subject is math. She enjoys athletics, basketball and cheerleading. She would love to have a family to watch and support her in her extracurricular school activities. Rabbreauna has reported that she would like to run her own daycare business in the future. She loves interacting with younger children. Rabbreauna needs a strong, stable family to assist her in her journey into adulthood.
Rebecca and Samantha - 9 years old, 15 years old
Rebecca and Samantha are very outgoing sisters and different in their own way. They would love a family that will support them in school activities and on a day to day basis with school work. Rebecca and Samantha get along well with each other and support one another in whatever they do.
Rebecca: Rebecca makes friends easily and gets along well with those she meets. She tends to be quiet and reserved at times but is very engaging once you get to know her and has a really sweet personality. Her favorite subject in school is Math. She enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the movies, mall and riding four wheelers. She has a close relationship with her sister, Samantha. Rebecca needs a forever family to provide her with love and security and also assist her with her educational needs to ensure she is able to be a successful and reach her full potential.
Samantha: Samantha is a very talkative and outgoing young lady. She enjoys spending time with her friends, talking on the phone and listening to music. She enjoys playing musical instruments and has her own guitar. Samantha is currently playing in her school band and enjoys performing at the football games on Friday nights. She has a younger sister, Rebecca, with whom she is very close to. Samantha needs a home to provide her with consistent structure and stability to help her become a successful adult and assist her in her career path after graduation.
Richard - 14 years old
Richard is a teenage boy with light brown hair, blue eyes and a light complexion with freckles. He enjoys watching TV, playing outside, and playing video games. He tends to be outgoing, affectionate and sociable. Richard likes to participate in sporting activities such as football. He also enjoys artistic activities. Richard describes himself as a picky eater. He loves chocolate chip ice cream and soda. Richard likes mathematics and does not like reading.
Sharina - 12 years old
Sharina has brown eyes and brown hair. She is an outgoing, giving and loving child. She likes to watch TV and especially enjoy cartoons. She loves attention and having a support system that makes her feel secure. At times Sharina can be talkative and at others very quiet.
Timothy - 17 years old
Timothy, though a teen is a child at heart! He loves sports, he especially enjoys watching basketball and football and keeping up with the latest sports stats. Timothy also enjoys listening to music, riding his bike and playing the latest in video games on his Play Station. Timothy loves animals and enjoys watching animal planet on television. Timothy is a teen who really desires to be adopted and have a family to call his own. Timothy needs a family who can help him daily with his schoolwork and be involved in his education to ensure he is able to reach his full potential. A family who could encourage Timothy to seek out further extra curricular activities would be especially beneficial for his social development.
TJ, Christopher, Lee, Brandy, Cody - 11 years old, 8 years old, 7 years old, 6 years old, 5 years old
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 welcome addition to anyone who has always longed for a large family and a home that will always be full of love and laughter!
Toni - 17 years old
Toni is a beautiful brown-hair, brown-eyed teenage girl. Her favorite foods are pizza, macaroni and cheese, tater tots and chicken fingers. She enjoys sports like football, soccer, skate boarding and swimming. Like most teenagers, she also likes playing video games, talking on the phone and shopping. She describes herself as having a sense of humor. She states that she can entertain herself for long periods of time on the computer. Her favorite subjects in school are reading and computer sciences. Toni is ready to belong to a family and looks forward to the chance to learn, grow and love.
Trinaty - 11 years old
Trinaty is an outgoing girl who loves music, singing and Hello Kitty. She enjoys listening to music on her portable CD player, especially Justin Beiber. Trinaty says she is also a Hannah Montana fan. Her favorite foods include: chicken, fries and Doritos. Trinaty’s favorite color is pink and her favorite television shows are Hannah Montana and iCarly. Trinity would like a family who will be committed and dedicated to helping her be the best that she can be. She deserves a family that will give her love and structure and a family who will understand her needs.
Tyneshia - 15 years old
Tyneshia is a teenage girl with black hair and dark eyes. She enjoys watching television, listening to music and spending time with friends. She is a very funny and affectionate child. She struggles in school but has made improvements. Tyneshia will need a committed family who will set firm, consistent boundaries. Tyneshia will do best in a devoted two parent household with a lot of structure and unconditional love. Tyneshia will need a family who will provide her the support she needs to be successful in school.
Victoria, Summer and Matthew - 13 years old
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 who 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.