Meet the Weekend Miracles Kids by exploring their adoption photolisting below. These kids are living in group homes or foster homes in Los Angeles County. Kidsave is seeking families who are willing to host these children and share their family life, mentor them and help them find a permanent home. These are children available for adoption.
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These Kids Need Host and Adoptive Families
SPOTLIGHT – Gilbrina
Gilbrina, born in 1998, is a sweet-natured young lady with high hopes and big dreams for her future. She takes pride in presenting herself as a mature individual who is serious about improving her grades and graduating high school. She wants to explore different career options in college, and is considering several ideas — studying forensic science, joining the FBI, or even opening up her own daycare.Gilbrina wants to cherish her teenage years. She is athletic and active, enjoying various sports like softball and soccer. Like most teenage girls, Gilbrina loves to shop at the mall and hang out with her friends. She’s a smart shopper and knows how to stretch her money. Gilbrina describes herself as a pleasant and thoughtful person who gets along with adults and her peers. She genuinely enjoys helping others. Her selfless nature shined through while attending Kidsave’s 2014 Girls Camp Weekend. While at camp, Gilbrina went out of her way to befriend everyone and was a true team player. She is not afraid of a challenge, she flourished while participating in a high ropes course and zip lining.Gilbrina is in need of a family that will allow her to explore and relish her childhood years, while helping her prepare for the future. This girl is going places and would love to have a family that supports her every step of the way!
Could yours be the family for Gilbrina?
Alexis, born in 2000, is a delightful young lady of African American and Hispanic descent. Her interests are quite varied—Alexis enjoys playing with younger children, especially with dolls, but also likes to go shopping and to the movies with other teens her age. She loves swimming, and you might also find Alexis reading a good book.
Alexis is doing well in school and is in the 7th grade. Some of her interests and behaviors are slightly immature compared to other girls her age, but she is currently working on verbalizing her feelings and learning effective communication. Alexis enjoys going to church and is looking for a family who will appreciate and support her spiritual side. She is open to any type of forever family, but might do best in a home where she is the only child.
Could your family provide the love and attention Alexis needs and deserves?
Abraham and David are two charismatic brothers with a zest for adventure and the great outdoors.
Abraham (right), born in 2002, is the easygoing older brother with a great sense of humor. Usually armed with a quiet and mischievous smile, Abraham likes to joke around and make others laugh. When he’s not playfully teasing his little brother, Abraham can be found outside playing several different sports. His biggest passion, however, belongs to soccer where he hopes to one day join a professional team.
David (left), born in 2003, is the more sensitive younger brother who tends to wear his heart on his sleeve. While a bit strong willed, he is a genuinely sweet and thoughtful kid who aims to please others. David enjoys living life on the adventurous side and admits that he isn’t afraid to try new things. He has discovered that he really likes to go bowling and camping!
Abraham and David have great energy and are extremely close. Together, they would like to find an active family who will enjoy the great outdoors while providing the continuous support and unconditional love that they need. Can you be the family for Abraham and David?
Dejuan, born in 2002, is shy when you first meet him, and takes a little coaxing to come out of his shell. Once he’s comfortable you will find an intelligent, spirited child who can joke and tease with the best of them! Dejuan loves to eat with his favorite food by far being ribs! He is a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and loves to both watch and play football. Dejuan is on a special education plan in school so he can receive guidance and help in dealing with his frustration over the assignments. He is currently learning how to better express his feelings and communicate his needs to others. Dejuan is a diabetic but takes an active role in managing his diabetes. He needs a
family that will provide him with a loving and structured environment. Could yours be the right family for Dejuan?
Elemmar is ready to join a family that is willing to get to know her and provide unconditional love to support her path to adulthood. She said that she wanted a “good family that cares about me”. When referring to herself, she said “I’m lovable. I love a lot of people.” Elemmar faces challenges head on and has proven to be a determined and independent teen. She was born in March of 1999 and is of Latino descent. One of her favorite past times includes sports. So if you are a soccer or football enthusiast, this child is for you. She is not limited to her love of sports though; she also enjoys arts and crafts such as drawing and ceramics.
Elemmar is diagnosed with Type I diabetes. She is managing it very well and has been able to control her sugar levels with a combination of medication and diet. Elemmar feels sad often and struggles with the effect of the events that brought her to the foster care system. However, she is making effort to work on these issues with the help of therapy and a medication regimen.
Elemmar would be a delightful addition to any family and she would enjoy having an instant family with sibling(s) too. Could your family provide the lasting love and support Elemmar is seeking?
Edgar, born in 2002, is a shy young man but with the right topic Edgar will open up immediately. During his free time, Edgar skate boarding around his neighborhood. Sometimes he finds skate boarding challenging and would love for someone to teach him new tricks and moves. Edgar also enjoys playing video games and especially loves any game having to do with sports.
Edgar enjoys school and looks forward to his science class. He loves to conduct experiments and learn how things work. Edgar also likes his PE class because he gets to play volleyball and baseball with his friends. He hopes to have a family who is active and will encourage his love for sports.
Edgar has 2 older siblings who he remains connected to. He loves to spend time with them and would like a family who will support his relationship with his siblings.
Elijah, born in 2003, is a delightfully spirited youth with a great sense of humor. He gets along with everyone he meets and makes friends easily. He considers himself to be a bit of a comic who enjoys making others laugh. It is difficult to be sad around Elijah with his infectious grin and vibrant, positive attitude. People who know Elijah describe him as a thoughtful and kind youth with a big heart.
Like most teenage boys, Elijah loves to unwind at home and play video games. During the summer you may find Elijah at the pool with friends. In the future, Elijah would like to join the Armed Forces and climb up the chain of command. With hard work, dedication, and the support of a loving family – Elijah could be the next Commanding General!
Eric, born in 2000, is a bright and creative teenager with a wide range of interests. He describes himself as an outgoing young man who loves meeting new people. During his free time, Eric likes to stay active by playing soccer, skateboarding, gardening, and even gymnastics! He would love to take karate classes in the future and earn himself a black belt.
When it is time to relax, Eric likes to play video games. He also has a big soft spot for animals and would love to someday have his own dog or cat. At school, Eric is a responsible student who enjoys learning and likes to participate in different extra-curricular activities on campus. He knows the importance of good grades and has earned several academic achievement awards.
Eric wants a family who will offer encouragement and support throughout his future.
Could you be the family Eric is seeking?
At age 14, Holly is quite the charming young lady. Very outgoing, Holly has an engaging and bubbly personality! One of Holly’s passions is swimming, and she just recently became a junior life guard! Despite the challenges she’s been through, Holly has a positive outlook on life and really wants a forever family. While Holly is diagnosed with Autism, she is making great progress and actually interacts very well with adults and her peers. Holly has an Individualized Education Plan and is in a special education program due to her need for extra help in school. She would thrive in a family that will give her loving attention, consistency, and structure in her daily routines. Holly also has a good relationship with her brother, and wishes to maintain contact with him. Holly is looking for a family that will provide the unconditional love and nurturing she needs to grow up to be an independent and self sufficient adult. Could that family be yours?
Jeremy, born in 2001, is an intelligent and articulate young man with an engaging personality. He is remarkably well spoken and verbalizes his thoughts and feelings. Jeremy does well in school and takes a lot of pride in maintaining good grades. But Jeremy isn’t all work and no play. Like most teenagers, Jeremy likes to hang out with his friends, go to the beach and go shopping. He stays active by riding his bike and playing sports such as football and basketball. Jeremy also enjoys horses and recently started volunteering at a local horse stable.
Jeremy wants an active family who can provide him with the unconditional love and support that he needs. Could you be the family Jeremy is seeking?
Born in 2000, Jeffery is a handsome boy who is shy and reserved at first but becomes expressive and open once you get to know him. With a go-getter attitude, Jeffery knows how to advocate for himself. He does well in school, where he is well-liked and has several friends.
Jeffery has twin older sisters and is a proud uncle. He always looks forward to spending time with his siblings and nephew. His sisters are very close to their little brother and they want what is best for him.
During Jeffery’s spare time, he enjoys playing baseball and videos games, going to the mall, and hanging out with friends. He is also adventurous and likes to try new things. Jeffery’s current caretaker describes him as a bright young man who is polite and good-natured. Jeffery hopes to belong in a family composed of a single mom or a mom and a dad.
Could yours be the family Jeffery is seeking?
Joshua, born in 2003, is a friendly and outgoing young man. He loves to meet new people and can hold a conversation with just about anyone. Joshua enjoys spending his free time riding his bike, drawing, and listening to music. When Joshua wants to relax he likes to put on a good movie. His three favorite movies are Rio, Home Alone, and Are We There Yet.
Joshua likes to stay active and enjoys wrestling, swimming, and is always up for a game of basketball or football. He hopes to one day play on a youth sports league and wishes for a family who will help make this a reality. There is more to Joshua then just the love of sports. He loves to garden and help cook dinner, specifically Chinese food. Like most kids, Joshua’s favorite part about any meal is dessert; his all-time favorites are chocolate and lemon cake. Joshua loves animals, especially dogs and one day he hopes to have a dog of his own.
Joshua puts forth a lot of effort in every school subject, but he admits his favorite subject is math. He strives to get good grades and feels proud of himself when he gets A’s. Joshua wants to go to college and become an FBI agent. With the help of a supportive and loving family Joshua’s hopes and dreams can come true.
Jesus, born in 2000, is a bright and well-mannered young man who really comes alive while exploring the great outdoors. Jesus is passionate about outdoor activities that allow him to camp, hike, surf, and study nature. When he was a Boy Scout, he enjoyed learning how to build a campfire and pitch a tent. He even took surfing lessons and learned how to really carve out some waves on the board!
When Jesus is not taking advantage of the outdoors, he enjoys reading detective and mystery novels. He also loves animals and likes learning about them. His favorite animals are dogs; someday he would really like to have a dog of his own.
Jesus is initially reserved when meeting new people, but will open up once he feels comfortable. He has a sweet demeanor and a good sense of humor which makes him popular. He is doing very well in school and takes pride in getting A’s and B’s in his classes.
Jesus would like to become part of a permanent, loving family who is patient, supportive, and likes to have fun outdoors.
Linda, born in 1997, and Matthew, born in 2003, are very close and want to be adopted together. Linda is very responsible and looks after her little brother. She loves to play basketball and her favorite food is Chinese. She is an outspoken girl who gets along with everyone. Academically she is doing well and will benefit from a family that will help her reach her ultimate potential. Linda has aspirations of working with animals; her goal is to volunteer at an animal shelter or veterinarian clinic.
Matthew is kind hearted and active. He is bonded to his sister and loves to go with her everywhere. He loves to play basketball, video games and build with Legos. He is doing well in school and makes friends easily.
Matthew and Linda need an adoptive family who will keep them together while supporting their individual needs.
Marqual is a shy, soft-spoken, kind 14 year-old. He has a wonderful smile, and is very polite and well mannered. He gets along well with others, but is sometimes shy at first. Marqual enjoys spending time with his friends. He loves skateboarding, video games, movies and paintball. He sometimes struggles in school, and needs a little encouragement and support with his homework.
Marqual is very resilient, loving and caring. He longs to have a forever family. He would benefit greatly from a family that could provide him with lots of attention, affection and praise to help him reach his full potential.
Pablo (1997), is a teenage boy of Hispanic decent with a quick and easy smile. Pablo is a friendly, likeable young man who aims to please. He is artistic and enjoys drawing. Pablo also likes different sports, with his favorite sport both to watch and play being soccer. Somewhat of a foodie, Pablo enjoys going out to dinner and trying new, unique foods. Like most other teenagers, he also likes shopping at Target and listening to music on his iPod. Pablo has an adventurous side and loves going on trips to new and different places. Pablo enjoys cooking, and would like to attend a culinary arts program, with the goal of becoming a chef someday.
Pablo is currently doing well in school and has made significant progress in his behavior over the past year. He’s proud of his accomplishments, but wishes he had a family to help him celebrate his successes and support him during setbacks. He would do well with a family with older children or as an only child.
Could you be the connection Pablo is seeking?
Robert, born in 2000 has a sweet and relaxed demeanor and can at times come off as shy in big crowds. He enjoys playing sports with baseball being his favorite. One of his favorite things to do during his free time is play video games with friends. In school, Robert would benefit from tutoring services so that he can reach his maximum potential.
Robert has 2 siblings he is very close to and always takes any opportunity to visit with them. He is looking for an adoptive family that will support his relationship with his siblings. Robert would also love a family who spends time together and will make him feel at home.
Rosa, born in 1998, is a vibrant and energetic young lady with a beautiful smile. Her friendly, pleasant nature makes her easy to get along with. She is a social butterfly and enjoys helping others. In her free time Rosa loves hanging out with her friends and listening to music. She also really loves playing basketball and enjoys trying new sports.
Rosa attended Kidsave’s 2014 Weekend Miracles Girls Camp where she revealed her adventurous side by participating in a high ropes course and zip lining. She remained positive and upbeat when facing challenges. Rosa was the first to cheer on others who needed encouragement during the high ropes course and displayed great team work.
Rosa needs a single female family who will help her take advantage of life’s adventures and thrive.
Good looks and brains—that’s Rosalynn! Rosalynn (1999) describes herself as having a big heart. She loves animals and plans to start volunteering at an animal shelter as soon as she is old enough to do so. She loves dogs and hopes to have a pet dog of her own someday. Rosalynn’s clothing style is self-described as “rock.” She enjoys listening to alternative music and would like to learn to play the drums. Rosalynn is social and spunky, with a unique personality that leaves you wanting to learn more about her.
Rosalynn is able to acknowledge that she can be argumentative and bossy at times, but she’s making a sincere effort to work on these behaviors. Rosalynn has a softer side, too, and longs for a family who will be able to provide the loving care and attention she has been missing. Rosalynn wants to be part of a forever family and all that such entails.
Could yours be the family Rosalynn is seeking?
Stevie is a 13 year-old boy who enjoys trains, cars, transformers and video games. He also likes to read, draw, and swim. The movie “Titanic” is his current favorite.
Stevie tends to be somewhat of a loner and sometimes needs help socializing with others. But he can carry on plenty of conversation if the topic is something he is interested in.
Stevie attends special education classes and does well in school. He needs a family that can be very patient with his autistic/Asperger’s behaviors, and that can give him a lot of attention and love.
Toby, born 2002, is very handsome and charming. He can be a little shy at first, but will quickly warm up. Toby is full of life and energy. Toby enjoys just about any sport. He likes to go swimming, skateboarding and play video games. He favors football the most. He hopes to join a Pop Warner football team one day. Being goal oriented is one of Toby’s strengths. He struggles in school, but strives to better himself. Toby is learning new ways to be socially engaged and manage his frustrations. With the help of a family with lots of love and care, Toby can meet his life goals. He’s destined to accomplish great things, but can’t do it alone. Could you be the encouraging and loving family Toby needs?
Violeta, born in 1998, enjoys playing basketball and hopes to make her high school varsity basketball team in early 2015. When she is not playing basketball she can usually be found working out at the gym or spending time with her friends. Violeta is in the 11th grade and is thinking about her future. She hopes to one day attend UCLA and major in psychology.
Violeta needs a supportive family to help her graduate high school and make her ambitions a reality. She is looking for an adoptive family who will attend her basketball games and cheer her on in the stands. Could you be the family Violeta is seeking?
US Kids with Hosts Who Need Adoptive Families
Anthony (age 15) loves video games, i-Pods and computers. He is interested in basketball and football, and hopes to play football in high school. He would love to find a family that enjoys the great outdoors.
Anthony has a lot of dreams, aspirations and interests. He would like to become a DJ to earn money while he is in high school. Anthony’s long term goal is a career in law enforcement. He believes his size and people skills would be an asset to a police department. When he graduates from high school he plans to enlist in the military, and then pursue his law enforcement career when his tour of duty ends. But most of all, Anthony dreams of having a permanent home and family.
Endya, born in 2003, is an outgoing, sweet, and clever girl. Energetic in nature, she has a passion for dance and cheerleading. Endya is also very interested in style—she loves getting her hair done and rockin’ new outfits! Endya is very friendly, with great communication skills, and can easily convey her feelings and wishes.
Endya struggles a bit in school but is receiving academic and counseling services. However, the support of loving adults could help her succeed by encouraging good attendance, good behavior, and homework completion. Endya is very willing to help out at home and also very eager to please. She would thrive under the guidance of trustworthy adults who can provide her with a stable routine that lets her enjoy being a child.
Endya wants to be a part of a forever family; could that family be yours?
Jacob is an avid reader who is interested in Greek Methodology. He has read over 40 books on the subject. He also enjoys reading the Bible. He sees reading as a refuge and a way of coping with stress. Jacob considers himself an athlete and plays various sports, like football, basketball, and baseball. He is a good student and has excellent grades. He also likes Rap music. He has read and researched the entire history of Rap and can probably answer any question regarding its origin.
When he grows up, he wants to join the United States Marines.
Jacob hopes to have a Christian family with older teenage children adopt him. Can you be the family Jacob is looking for?
Jason, born in 1998, is a reserved boy who opens up quickly once he warms up to you. His foster parents describe him as a polite young man who is good-natured and respectful of their household rules.
Jason enjoys skateboarding with his friends in his neighborhood and at skate parks. He struggles with some of his classes but is taking tutoring sessions to raise his grades. Jason is also learning karate and participating in a college prep program twice a week. Jason felt a sense of accomplishment when he graduated the 8th grade because he is the first of his 4 older siblings to achieve this milestone. Supportive adults have helped Jason come so far. Imagine what a loving, forever family could do.
Could yours be the family for Jason?
Jermaine, Born in 2002, is full of energy and is always up for having fun. He is often described as being friendly and considerate of others. One of his favorite things to do during his free time is write music, rap and sing. Currently, Jermaine is learning how to play the guitar and would like to take private lessons. When Jermaine is not using his artistic skills he likes to play sports, such as soccer. Jermaine hopes to play on a soccer team one day.
Jermaine would love a family who enjoys music and loves the outdoors. He is always up for an adventure so if you are a family who likes to travel, Jermaine would love to meet you.
Joshua, born in 1998, is a handsome, animated young man. He likes to play sports, especially basketball. He also enjoys playing video games and watching action films. Joshua gets along with adults and kids, and enjoys the company of pets. He can be particular about foods, but loves pizza!
Joshua is making steady academic progress; his favorite subject is math. He is currently in special education and is a Regional Center client. Joshua is open to trying new activities and is learning to compromise in relationships. He can be outspoken about his desires, but is learning to express his wants in more appropriate ways. Joshua has regular visits with his birth father and he would like to maintain this relationship. Could yours be the family for Joshua?
Lizbeth, born in 2002, is very friendly with the demeanor of someone younger than her age. She is playful, sociable and loves attention! Lizbeth also enjoys playing computer games, watching movies, painting, and reading books.
Lizbeth loves listening to pop music and can identify the artist for any song that comes on the radio. There’s something about her that is endearing, and though she sometimes struggles to get along with her peers, she connects very well with adults.
Lizbeth wants to be adopted, and would do best in a family where she is the only child, so she can get the love and attention she needs. She also has a brother with whom she shares a close bond, and would want to remain in contact with.
Could that family be yours?