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Las Vegas Heart Gallery

The Las Vegas Heart Gallery is a compelling exhibit that introduces children who are waiting to be adopted by their "forever" families.
 

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Meet the Children

Note: Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. For Nevada children, homestudied and
non-homestudied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.

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Michelle Scott


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Aloyalty and Aunesty
Born in April 2006.  
Aloyalty and Aunesty go together like peanut butter and jelly! These twins share an unbreakable bond.

Going to the park is seen as an adventure for Aloyalty! She has a deep affection for soccer, and on a warm day you can often find her outside engaging in a game of tag with friends. Entertainment is never far as this comical child loves to tell stories. Aloyalty is a third grader who is enthusiastic about P.E., because she loves to run and participate in engaging games.

Aunesty's biggest dream is to break into the performing arts business some day. Singing, dancing, and her interest in fashion give her the most enjoyment; creativity never stops for this girl! Aunesty's favorite outside activities include tennis, swimming, and riding her bike. In the third grade, Aunesty is bright and articulate.

Both girls benefit from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

Their caseworker prefers a two-parent family, where they can be the youngest child in the home; however, all family types will be considered. They would like to maintain contact with their siblings after placement. We only accept inquiries on the sibling pair, who will be placed together. 

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Amanda
Born in January 2005.
Charm is Amanda's middle name! This gal will quickly grab your attention with her passion to entertain people by singing and dancing. Her favorite movie is "Meet me in St. Louis"; she would like to visit there one day because of this musical movie!

Amanda is in the third grade and benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Program) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Amanda’s dream is to be part of a loving forever family.

The caseworker is looking for a family who will provide predictability, advocate for education related services and encourage learning at home. A two-parent family where Amanda can be the only child is sought; however, all family types will be considered. Amanda has two siblings with whom she hopes to remain in contact.

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A’maria
Born in July 2004.
f racing, riding scooters, and playing tag or mancala sound fun to you, then you already have something in common with A'maria. Smart, happy and friendly are just a few words she uses to describe herself- and we can't disagree! Anything girly, having her hair done, and watching Monster High are some of her most-loved activities. A'maria's favorite color is hot pink, her favorite food is pizza, and she dreams of going to Disneyland or Disneyworld someday.

This fourth grader knows she wants to help people when she grows up, and wants to be a police officer, a doctor, or someone who cares for animals. She currently benefits from counseling.

Her caseworker prefers a two-parent family willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement. A'maria would like to be a middle child; however, all family types will be considered.


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Priscilla Davis


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Amiyah amd Ar’Dejani
Born in March 2000.
Born in January 2004.
Ar'Dejani and Amiyah are outgoing girls with so much to offer! Ar’Dejani is a helpful teen who loves to spend an afternoon relaxing at the park. She takes pride in her ability to care for her surroundings. Playing a game of volleyball, or simply taking with friends is all she needs for a good day. Ar’Dejani’s favorite color is pink, and her most desired dish is spaghetti. As a seventh grader, her favorite subject is history.

Fun and outgoing, Amiyah is a social girl who enjoys spending time with her friends. When she’s not catching up by chatting, you might find her outside playing kickball, basketball, or even camping! This strong willed child is drawn to the color purple, and chicken is her favorite food. As a fourth grader, Amiyah easily engages in conversations and does well with direction. Her favorite subject is math. Both of the siblings currently benefit from IEPs (Individualized Education Plans) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

The caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-mother family where Ar’Dejani and Amiyah can be the youngest children; however, all family types will be considered. These girls need a family who can shower them with a lot of attention and affection. We only accept inquiries on the sibling pair, who will be placed together.


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Andrew
Born in January 2000.
Andrew is a boy who simply loves to laugh. He has a kind disposition, gives lots of hugs, and is very friendly. Listening to music and dancing around are two activities on Andrew's priority list! Riding his bicycle is one of his favorite things to do; others on his list of favorites include shrimp, the color pink, and Britney Spears.

A ninth grader, he benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), as well as counseling, which will need to continue after placement. His favorite class is physical education, because he gets to dance. Andrew may need some assistance as an adult, but he can have a great life.

The caseworker prefers a two-parent family willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement, and a home where Andrew can be the youngest or only child; however, all family types will be considered. This endearing child desires a family, and dreams of going on a family vacation.


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David Blake


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Brianna
Born in October 2002.
It’s rare to find a kid with a soul as beautiful as Brianna’s, and even more rare when you find a smile to match! Although she can be a little shy at first, this inquisitive child will quickly warm to others and be ready to play. You’d better be prepared to keep up, though; her favorite setting is outside, which means that getting dirty is her specialty!

This active girl likes to play with bugs, dolls, dinosaurs, fish, and stuffed animals. Reading and drawing are her favored indoor activities. Her loving and caring side is often on display. In the fifth grade, where her favorite subject is math, Brianna benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. It is expected that Brianna will need some assistance as an adult, but she can have a wonderful life!

Her caseworker would prefer a single-mother or two-parent family who are willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. Brianna needs parents who can provide structure, supervision, and rules and expectations in a patient and loving manner.


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Priscilla Davis


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Caleb and Joshua
Born in October 2001.
Born in November 2003.
This dynamic duo, Joshua and Caleb, are hoping you are the forever family who can show them unconditional love and welcome them both into your home. Fun-loving Joshua has a kind heart and is always looking out for his younger brother. He greatly enjoys playing basketball and baseball. Who knows, you might just see this outgoing kid on ESPN one day! His favorite movie is "Star Wars" and he also likes to play video games. Some other preferred activities of his are playing with cars, spending time on his bike and bowling! Joshua is in the fifth grade and benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). He is well behaved and relates nicely to both peers and adults.

Caleb's brother must be rubbing off on him, because Caleb is a big sports fan! Playing soccer and basketball are the games he likes the most, not including video games, which he adores. He wants everyone to know that his favorite superhero is Spiderman and he loves cars. Listening to music relaxes him and he may even start dancing, if he is inspired. With a great sense of humor, this funny, outgoing, well-liked chap is always laughing and joking. Drawing, video games and movies are tops on his list! When he grows up, he wants to work with animals. Caleb is in third grade and is affectionate and loving towards other people.

Both children benefit from counseling, which may need to continue after placement. They may need some assistance as adults, but they can have fantastic lives! Their caseworker prefers a home with no other children and a parent, or parents, who are willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. These brothers have hearts of gold, and would thrive in a home that offers patience and unconditional love. We only accept inquiries on the sibling pair, who will be placed together.


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Michelle Scott


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Camille, Jordyn, and Makiyah
Born in January 2008.
Born in December 2005.
Born in August 2004.
Makiyah, Jordyn and Camille love to dance, sing and play together! Reading is a joy for Makiyah who loves discovering new stories! When she isn't reading, you can find her playing tag, enjoying a game on her DS or participating in a soccer match. Makiyah would like to visit Disneyland someday. She is in the third grade and makes good grades.

If Jordyn could wish for three things they would be, to have a puppy, live in Candyland and visit California! Dancing, basketball, riding her bike and playing hopscotch are always tops on her list. In the second grade, Jordyn is proud of her good grades. She enjoys her math class because she likes to add and subtract.

Camille loves to ride her scooter and eat ice cream! Cheerleading, soccer and painting are all things that she enjoys doing in her free time. Her favorite colors are pink and purple and she loves to eat enchiladas. This cutie is in kindergarten where her favorite class is choir.
Camille, Jordyn and Makiyah benefit from counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Their caseworker would prefer a two-parent home for placement; however, all family types will be considered. We only accept inquiries on the entire sibling group, who will be placed together. 

This is a LEGAL RISK ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT. In a legal risk placement, it is expected that the family will eventually adopt the children, even though the parents' rights have not been fully terminated at the time of placement.

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Christasia, Kamarion, and Kwantez
Born in February 1998.
Born in October 2004.
Born in April 2009.
Let us tell you about Christasia, Kamarion and Kwantez! Christasia is a polite, soft-spoken teen with so much to offer this world. She never turns down an opportunity to visit the library and discover a good book. If Christasia could go anywhere in the world, she would travel to Paris because she finds it pretty, and thinks it could be fun. Her favorite color is purple, her least favorite food is cauliflower, and she takes pride in her great organizational skills. In the ninth grade, Christasia’s favorite subject is art. She hopes to attend college in the future.

Kamarion is a good humored guy who enjoys telling jokes and making others laugh. Playing football, soccer, kickball, or simply sitting in the sun and soaking up some rays make for a great afternoon. If Kamarion could visit anywhere in the world, he would choose Legoland to meet all his favorite Lego characters. His favorite color is light blue, his favorite food is Raman Noodles, and he prides himself on being artistic. In the third grade, Kamarion loves to read and is excited when his class takes a trip to the library.
Kwantez is a compassionate boy with energy to spare. You might find him playing games of chase, painting, running, riding his tricycle or climbing on the jungle gym. When asked what he is most proud of, Kwantez reported that he has worked hard learning to dress himself. In an early childhood education program, Kwantez benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), and speech and occupational therapies. 

Christasia and Kamarion benefit from counseling, which may need to continue after placement. The caseworker prefers a two-parent home for this trio; however, all family types will be considered. Christasia is hoping for a family with a mom and dad, and a dog. Kamarion is hoping for a family who likes art, is nice, and has a hamster. We only accept inquiries on the sibling group, who will be placed together. 

This is a LEGAL RISK ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT. In a legal risk placement, it is expected that the family will eventually adopt the child, even though the parents' rights have not been fully terminated at the time of placement.

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Collin
Born in February 1998.
Collin is one cool kid! Like most teenagers, this young man enjoys being outside on his skateboard or his bike. Playing sports, especially baseball, is also a favorite. If you’ve got a free weekend, he’d love to go camping or swimming. He may seem shy at first, but this kind and friendly guy will open up when he gets to know you. It’s easy to see how caring and responsible Collin is by the love and attention he gives to the animals in the home; he makes sure they get fed, bathed and groomed.

Collin is currently in the ninth grade where he benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. It is unknown whether Collin will need any assistance as an adult, but his life holds great possibilities!

His caseworker has suggested a home with parents who are willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement, and where Collin can be the youngest or only child; however all family types will be considered. A great family would be one who will have the ability to keep a structured and nurturing environment for his needs. Much benefit will be derived from continued services, along with family outings and individual attention.

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Darrell
Born in December 2004.
What makes Darrell happy? Lets find out! Listening to music, humming and dancing are big favorites of this charming guy. He likes being tickled under his arm and on his neck, that always makes him laugh!

You can find Darrell running whenever he is outdoors. When he's hungry, he would never say no to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Currently is in an ungraded classroom. It is not expected that Darrell will live independently as an adult, but he can have a great life!

Darrell's caseworker would prefer a two-parent family with parents who are willing to participate in an extensive transitional treatment plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. He has siblings with whom he hopes to remain in contact. 

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Elijah
Born in April 2000.
Take the time to meet this delightful guy! Elijah is very energetic and has a great sense of humor; he's always willing and able to make those around him smile. He loves to keep busy playing sports, his favorites being football, basketball, soccer and baseball. He is a big fan of the New York Giants.

Indoors Elijah can be found playing video games or watching Sponge Bob. This is one happy-go-lucky kiddo with a huge heart and his enthusiasm is contagious. Pleasing others and receiving compliments make him happy. When it comes to food, anything goes except carrots! His favorite color is red.

In the eighth grade, Elijah works hard in school and has made tremendous strides there this past year. He gets along well both with adults and other children and appreciates clear expectations that he strives to meet. Elijah benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). He currently benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement. It is unknown whether or not Elijah will be able to live independently as an adult, but he can have a bright future.
The caseworker is looking for a family with committed parent(s) who are willing to go the extra mile to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement, and where Elijah can be the youngest or only child. However, all family types will be considered. Patient, calm parents who are clear about expectations would be ideal. Elijah needs to maintain his relationship with his siblings.

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Elijah
Born in November 2002.
Not only is Elijah considered very polite, he also enjoys helping others! Some of his favorite things to do are play a game of basketball, riding his bike, and playing on the playground. When he needs to do something low-key, you can find Elijah creating origami creatures or playing video games.

In the sixth grade, Elijah likes his PE class the best. He benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. It is unknown whether or not Elijah will live independently as an adult, but he can have a great life!

All family types will be considered by his caseworker. Elijah has siblings with whom he hopes to remain in contact. He would do well in a loving, patient and positive home.


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Giovanni, Robert, RJ, and Saada
Born in June 2007.
Born in November 2005.
Born in November 2004.
Born in April 2008.
Meet Robert, RJ, Giovanni and Saada, siblings who would love nothing more than to find a forever home together!

Being active and enjoying the outdoors is important to Robert! It's no surprise that he loves all sports. Although staying active is top priority, video games are also a favorite of his. If he could visit any place on earth, he would go to LEGOLAND! This third grader likes Math and P.E. the best. You can always find him on the playground with his friends telling jokes.

RJ wants everyone to know that he is kind, sweet, nice and that he likes to share! This funny guy loves to ride his scooter and jump rope whenever he can. The foods that this kiddo gravitates towards are lima beans, broccoli, carrots and string beans!
In the second grade, his favorite classes are Art and P.E. where he plays Battleship and Freeze Tag. He benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), which will need to continue after placement. He would like a pet in his forever home, and wants all of his siblings to be together. 

Do you know what you want to be for Halloween? Giovanni does! Batman is his favorite superhero and future Halloween disguise! When he isn't saving Gotham, you can find this chap playing hide and seek with his friends. He also enjoys basketball, tetherball and football. Like his brother Robert, he hopes to go to LEGOLAND someday. Currently in the first grade, he is interested in Science. 

Saada may be the only girl, but she likes it that way! She would love to own a princess doll and some make-up, hopefully soon! This happy girl loves to dance and go to gymnastics. When she's hungry, she enjoys McDonalds, Burger King or peaches. In kindergarten, she likes Math and states that it is easy for her. She benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), which will need to continue after placement. Her dream is to be with all of her siblings and to be a singer when she grows up. 

All of the children benefit from counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Their caseworker would like parents who are willing to participate in a transitional treatment plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. We only accept inquiries on the entire sibling group, who will be placed together.


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Isaiah
Born in July 2001.
Grab your rollerblades, Isaiah will show you some moves! Some of this kiddo’s favorite things to do are skateboarding and hanging out with friends. When not on the rails, you'll find this guy listening to music or playing video games. He's a resilient, optimistic, friendly, affectionate lad. In sixth grade, Isaiah performs well academically.

Isaiah benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. He is close to his siblings, with whom he would like to remain in contact. The caseworker prefers a two-parent family, with parents who are willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered.


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Isaiah
Born in April 2009.
This little guy with an irresistible smile is Isaiah! Although he faces many challenges, he has been making progress and is thriving. This sweetie enjoys toys and is responsive to their presence. Isaiah participates in occupational and physical therapy, utilizes a G-Tube, as well as a wheelchair for mobility. It is not expected that he will live independently as an adult, but he can have a beautiful life!

The ideal home for Isaiah would be one with patient, loving parents who are committed to helping him make as much progress as possible and are able to meet his medical needs. His pre-adoptive parents would need to be willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement, and the caseworker believes a home with wheelchair access would be ideal. All types of families will be considered.

This is a LEGAL RISK ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT. In a legal risk placement, it is expected that the family will eventually adopt the child, even though the parents' rights have not been fully terminated at the time of placement.


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Jesse
Born in March 2002.
If Jesse could have three wishes, he would like to have a billion dollars, marry Selena Gomez and be an actor. This guy loves to perform, he really enjoyed being in a play at his school. When he isn't on stage, you can find Jesse playing soccer, basketball or baseball. He has also participated on the chess and bowling team at his school.

When he's with his friends, he likes to go swimming or play video games. Although someday he would love to have pets, his main desire is to find his permanent family. In sixth grade, writing stories is interesting for Jesse. He benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement.


The caseworker prefers a two-parent home for placement; however, all family types will be considered. He would like to have a nice, active family that like to do things together.

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Jordan
Born in May 1998.
Jordan is a fun loving teen that likes to make others happy!

He is a talented artist and is especially fond of drawing Dragon Ball Z and Yu gi oh characters. Creating things with LEGOs is also fun for him. He enjoys all kinds of foods, but McDonalds is his absolute favorite.

Jordan will need a forever family that will accept him and be a positive influence. This ninth grader loves to talk and ask numerous questions. He benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Program) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

It is expected that Jordan will need assistance as an adult, but a fantastic life is a possibility for him! Jordan's caseworker would prefer a two-parent or single father family for placement; however, all family types will be considered. 


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Julie
Born in May 2000.
Introducing the creative and bright Julie! Cooking is her passion, which can easily be seen with one delicious bite. She would love to someday share her talents with the world by becoming a chef.

Listening to music and singing along also make Julie happy. Sharing her opinions and emotions is important for this articulate girl.

Julie is doing well in the ninth grade and currently benefits from counseling. The caseworker prefers a two-female parent or single-mother home; however, all family types will be considered. Julie would like to maintain contact with her brother. This child would do well in a home that is loving, patient and can embrace her character.


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Junmarrion
Born in December 2001.
Junmarion is excited to join an active family! This loving, well-mannered and happy guy has a deep desire to begin his journey in his adoptive family. His great attitude is part of what makes him so enjoyable and fun to be around. If you want to take him out for what he considers a delicious meal, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and French fries should be on the menu. Favorite outdoor activities include playing basketball, riding his scooter, and hiking.

Junmarion hopes to visit New York some day to visit a giant toy store, see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and skate on the ice rink. In the seventh grade, he does well in school and favors English, math, and social studies. Junmarion currently benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. It is unknown if Junmarion may need some assistance as an adult, but he can have a wonderful future!

His caseworker prefers a two-parent family willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. Remaining in contact with his siblings is important to him.

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Matthew
Born in September 2004.
When Matthew was asked where he would go if he could visit any place on earth, he had a very unique answer! He said, "A place where you could get into a teleporter and go anywhere." This imaginative boy likes to hear jokes and his favorite color is light green. Matthew loves to be active by participating in soccer, baseball and wrestling.

This fourth grader likes his P.E. class and playing dodgeball. Matthew benefits from and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

Matthew's caseworker would prefer a two-parent family for placement; however, all family types will be considered. He would like to remain in contact with his siblings in the future. 


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Michael
Born in March 1999.
Would you like to go on a fishing trip? Or on a long hike? Then Michael would be a great guide, he is always ready to enjoy the outdoors! Like most teens his age, he likes sports, video games and hanging out with friends. He doesn't always like to watch sports, but football and tennis are his top two sports to play.

Michael is a member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe. This ninth grader likes math and would like to participate on the baseball team at school. Michael benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

His caseworker would like a two parent or single father family for placement where he can be the only child; however, all family types will be considered regardless of American Indian status. Michael has siblings with whom he hopes to remain in contact.


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Michelle Scott

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Trinesty, Damian, Darian, and Nya
Born in April 2006.
Born in June 2008.
Born in April 2011.  
Born in April 2012. 
Good things often come in threes, but with four, life could never be a bore!

Trinesty, the eldest of this brood, loves to laugh and read. Activities that really put a pep in her step are playing outside, going for a walk or putting together a puzzle. Trinesty is artistic and loves to draw, adores chocolate ice cream, and dreams of visiting California. Currently in the third grade, she works hard in school and benefits from counseling, which may need to continue after placement.

In this set of four, Damian is next on the floor for a grand introduction. Swimming, running and racing keep him active and smiling. In school he enjoys reading and science class, and would visit the moon if he could go anywhere in the world. Tackling his first grade year, Damian benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement.


Darian may be a little guy but he is also a big helper! This friendly and good-tempered child enjoys showing that he is a big boy by helping pick up his toys. Coloring, playing outside, shooting hoops, visiting the park, or taking a stroll around the mall is where Darian can be found.

Even though she is the youngest, Nya's personality is flourishing and is known for being tender-hearted and good-natured. She is always happy playing with her baby dolls or riding her bike. Nya's favorite color is yellow, and ice cream can always elevate her mood.

This lively group of four would thrive in a two-parent home; however, the caseworker will consider all family types. We only accept inquires on the entire sibling group, who will be placed together. Trinesty, Damian, Darian and Nya would like to maintain contact with their current foster parents after placement. 


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Quinnye
Born in January 2002.
Loving Quinnye is always ready to play any kind of game! When he's hanging out with his friends, he likes to play and read with them. If there's a chance for some down time, he can be found watching T.V. or enjoying some video games. Going to church is another treasured activity. He will eat anything, but steak is a particular favorite. His goal is to have a wife and children someday.

Quinnye is in the sixth grade and makes friends easily with children of all ages. He likes to play with the I-Pads and computers at school. He benefits from physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. It is unknown whether or not he will need assistance as an adult, but he can have an awesome future!

His caseworker would prefer a two-parent placement who are willing to participate in a transitional treatment plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. Quinnye would like a home with dogs and other siblings that he can play with. He has siblings with whom he hopes to remain in contact.

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