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 – Abigail
Abigail, born in 2000, is an intelligent girl who is initially guarded and shy around people but will open up once she becomes familiar with them. As a little girl she loved to play with dolls, but now she appreciates fashion and enjoys being able to define her personal style when shopping for clothes. She is currently performing well in school and takes responsibility for completing all her classwork. Abigail loves music and would like to learn to play a musical instrument one day.
Abigail’s current dream is to someday become a wedding photographer. She admires the elements that make up a wedding — such as the gown, the dressing up, and the romance of it all — and she wants to be able to capture the beauty on film.
Abigail has a strong desire to belong to a loving, permanent family.
Could yours be the family for Abigail?
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?
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, born in 1999, is a lovely and kind hearted young lady. She is a self proclaimed “lovable person”. Elemmar faces challenges head on and has proven to be a determined and independent teen. Some of her favorite past times include sports—so if you are a soccer or football enthusiast, then Elemmar is the child for you! She is not limited to her love of sports however; Elemmar also enjoys the arts, especially 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 struggles with depression and PTSD but acknowledges that she needs help and is currently receiving therapy. Elemmar is ready to join a family that is willing to get to know her and become a family with her. She would even love to have siblings! Could your family provide the lasting love and support Elemmar is seeking?
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?
At age 13, 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?
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?
Meet Jasmine, born in 2001, a spunky young teen interested in finding a permanent home. Jasmine recently discovered tennis and has found that she really enjoys the sport. She is extroverted and can be social and charming with adults. Jasmine is a “girly girl” who likes to wear hoop earrings and enjoys painting her nails.
Jasmine is a bright student but sometimes does not work to her full potential, and needs extra encouragement in her studies. Jasmine would like to work in the fashion, hair, make up, or nails industry when she gets older.
Jasmine previously participated in a choir; this may be something a family could explore with her. She enjoys listening to music and live entertainment. She would like to play an instrument but she is not sure of which instrument sparks her interest. She would love to have an older sister, or other teenagers and young adults in the home to “bond” with. Could your family be a perfect fit for Jasmine?
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?
Jeylyn, born in 2001, is a handsome young man. Jeylyn enjoys soccer, skateboarding, kick ball, and basketball and he likes clothes and accessories like skinny jeans, hats, beanies, shorts, and Nike shoes. Jeylyn likes to be neat, clean, and well-groomed. He views himself as funny and he enjoys making others laugh and smile. He does not enjoy homework and would benefit from having some-one who can help him in that arena.
Jeylyn has expressed that he is willing to attend events and be adopted. He hopes that he can be with his younger sisters, Keymani and Kirsten. If possible, he wants a family that is active and will get him involved with extra-curricular activities like sports and camping.
Jeylyn visits with his birth mother and other siblings and he is attached to his foster mother. It is hoped that he and his sisters will be adopted by a family that is open to on-going visits with his family.
Could yours be the family for Jeylyn?
Kasie, born in 1998, is quick to smile and an all around sociable girl. When you meet Kasie, you just want to be her friend. Kasie is somewhat a tomboy and enjoys the outdoors. She is very athletic and loves playing basketball and other sports. Kasie also has very eclectic taste in music and can be found listening to anything from “old-school” R&B to current Hip Hop and Rap.
Kasie knows her own mind and has learned to express herself well. She needs to feel heard and appreciates her feelings and opinions being taken into consideration.
Kasie would thrive with the right support and encouragement if someone would only take the time. Kasie has connections in the Los Angeles area and is looking for a family who will help her maintain those connections.
Kasie was interviewed on Fox’s Wednesday’s Child - take a look here
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?
Mariah, born in 1999, is a sweet, easy-going, and kind hearted young lady who longs to be part of a forever family. She is well-behaved and respectful, with a sweet and innocent smile that can light up any room. Mariah can be very shy in a group or when first meeting someone new, but will then shock you with her bubbly and outgoing nature once you can be with her one on one.
Mariah enjoys reading books and her favorite is the Bible. She also has a passion for writing. Mariah has difficulty with keeping up with her peers in school but Special Education services are helping her achieve in this area.
Mariah defines herself as a Christian and enjoys attending church on a weekly basis. Mariah would benefit from having a nurturing family who supports her faith. She would thrive being the only child or the youngest child in the home. Could yours be the family for Mariah?
Matthew, born in 2001, is a born gentleman, but initially presents as very shy. Once Matthew is comfortable, he is very friendly.
To spark a conversation with Matthew, mention his favorite sport—football. He’s a great football player and dreams of playing for the NFL. He also really likes playing basketball. Matthew is very smart and enjoys learning. He also has a good sense of humor. Matthew enjoys entertaining others and making people laugh. While Matthew maintains a loving relationship with his older sister, he very much wants a family he can call his own.
Matthew needs a family that will cheer for him and give him the unconditional support he needs.Could you be that family for Matthew?
Melanie and Melinda are two sisters in need of a permanent family. Melanie (left), born in 1999, is a determined and motivated young lady. She recently began high school and has expressed an interest in playing soccer and cheerleading. She is a beautiful person that has a desire to do well and strive for more.
Melinda (right), born in 2000, is a strong-willed and passionate young lady. She is making an effort to bring positive change to her life. She enjoys cooking and has taken a proactive approach to learning how to have a healthier lifestyle. Melinda is also very outgoing and loves to have fun with her friends.
Melanie and Melinda are on the right track and doing very well. Although they are not placed together, they hope to find a family who will host and/or adopt them together. Can these sisters find the love and support they need with your family?
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?
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?
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?
US Kids with Hosts Who Need Adoptive Families
Gabriel is a smart African-American boy, born in 1997, who has a caring heart and a warm smile that draws you to him. He is intelligent, goal-oriented, and knows what he wants and where he’s going in life. He is focused on his academics and has dreams of becoming an engineer. Gabriel was recently recruited to participate in the Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAP) at school and hopes to one day attend UCLA. Although Gabriel has not had many opportunities to participate in sports, he enjoys watching soccer, particularly his favorite player, David Beckham, from L.A. Galaxy. Gabriel loves to read science fiction books and watch action movies. He enjoys all types of food and emphasizes that he even likes vegetables, although he admits that he has a bit of a sweet tooth. Gabriel has eclectic tastes when it comes to music, listening to anything from hip hop and rap to country. Gabriel hopes to one day find a family who will help him grow into a successful young man and support him in his goal to attend college. Could you be that family?
Jasmine, born in 1997, is a very confident young lady with a positive self-image and outlook on life. She knows what she wants and is very articulate when it comes to expressing herself. She enjoys relaxing, listening to music and is very social with both kids and adults alike.Jasmine has had trouble appropriately expressing her emotions in the past, but is working hard to manage her feelings in a positive manner and has shown great improvement in this area. She is very interested in the armed forces and the Navy in particular. She currently participates in Navy training program where she continues to learn positive social skills and self-discipline. Jasmine is very motivated to achieve in all areas of her life. She needs a family that will provide positive support and assist her in reaching her goals. Could yours be the family for Jasmine?
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?
Josue describes himself as quiet and reserved. He loves animals, reading, watching movies, and visiting different places. He enjoys doing anything that has to do with science, and would like to be an astrophysicist in the future. Josue loves Italian food and is interested in learning how to cook. His favorite sport is swimming. Josue is intelligent and has the ability to adjust to many different situations. He admits that he needs to continue to work on his emotional issues. He describes having a lot of ups and downs.
Josue would greatly benefit from the support of a permanent and committed parent who will help him accomplish his goals. Could yours be the family for Josue?
Meet Juan, a Hispanic boy born in 1996 with a smile that draws you in. Once you sit down to talk with him, you won’t want to leave. Juan is cheerful, animated, and a lot of fun to be around. He wants to be a leader and will make up games, which includes making up all the rules and ensuring that he is the winner!
Like most boys, Juan enjoys sports and video games; but he is also a scholar. He takes much pride in his schoolwork, and his goal is to one day get “straight A’s”. Juan is making great strides in taking more responsibility for his
actions at home and in appropriately expressing his frustrations.
Juan has family ties in the Los Angeles area and is looking for an adoptive family who will help him maintain those ties, who will be very committed to him, and who will give him the attention that he deserves. Could you be that family for Juan?
Kendra, born in 2001, is an affectionate young girl who is ready to join a stable and loving family that she can call her own. She has bright eyes and a bright smile that can light up any room and make everyone to want to get to know her better. Kendra is into fashion design and really enjoys color-coordinating and matching different styles of clothing. She is also very active in playing soccer and plans to try other sports, too. She loves music and hopes to learn to play a musical instrument.Kendra enjoys attending school but needs more structure to help her remain focused on the task at hand and follow directions. She has attended after-school programs to receive assistance with her homework, and has been making progress in this area. Kendra is a pleasant girl with a great deal of curiosity in life for new adventures. She will benefit from having a nurturing family that can set firm and consistent limits for her to ensure that she feels safe and secure. She hopes that her forever family will support her ongoing relationship with her brother. Could yours be the family for Kendra? Kendra currently has a host family who is partnering with her to identify a permanent family.
Kirsten, born in 1998, is a charismatic, creative, and talented Latina girl. Kirsten is very passionate about fashion and enjoys learning about fashion trends and styles. She is goal-oriented and has many aspirations for her future. She is quite the artist and enjoys drawing during her spare time. Kirsten shares that she wants to attend fashion school and become a fashion designer.
Kirsten would greatly benefit from the support of a permanent and committed parent who will help her accomplish her goals.
Could you be the connection Kirsten is seeking?
Matthew is a charmer with a contagious, ever-ready grin. The camera loves him. He’s very open, gregarious and has a great sense of humor. People warm up to him easily and are drawn to him immediately, he’s like a magnet. That infectious smile just takes you right in and lights up the room. Matthew is quite outgoing and comfortable meeting new people, both kids and adults.
Matthew has had a lot of disappointments in life that he’s had to overcome, but you wouldn’t know it to look at him or spend time with him. Matthew says he wants to be adopted and is optimistic about having a family in the near future. Matthew describes himself as “very artistic”, he “likes to dance” “do active things — play basketball, football, and soccer. I’m not a troublemaker and I’m easy to get along with”.
As for extra-curricular activities, Matthew looks forward to having a chance to strut his stuff in a sports program. His favorite sport to watch on TV right now is WWE wrestling – particularly when his favorite wrestler John Morrison is in the ring.
Monique , born in 2001, is friendly, kind, insightful and very creative. She does well with adults and maintains positive relationships with adults she interacts with. Monique does have a hard time interacting with her peers; at times she does mumble and can get frustrated when her peers do not understand her. Monique is not very interested in sports, but she has taken Zumba and really enjoyed the classes. Monique is also competitive and likes to play board games. She is also interested in fashion and takes pride in what she wears. She is very observant and likes to ask questions about the world around her.
Monique is currently struggling in school and could benefit from a supportive family to help her, especially with science and reading. She has been improving in many areas, though, and has made great strides in appropriately expressing her feelings. Monique is ambivalent about adoption at this time, but is interested in meeting new people and exploring her options. Could yours be the family for Monique?
Enrique is a very sweet and caring young man with a positive personality. Like any typical pre-teen, Enrique enjoys playing video games as well as with hot wheels and action figures. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing baseball, basketball, and football. Enrique does well in school and is currently on track academically. In fact, he recently received an award in math! Enrique has an older brother with whom he is very close and would like a family that would be supportive of this relationship and Enrique’s continued communication with his brother. Could yours be the family for Enrique?