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  • 78% are 9 years old or older
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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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Albert and Jeffery
Born in March 2001.
Born in February 2002.
Jeffery and Albert are two brothers who just can’t wait to meet their forever family.

If you need help with your computer, Jeffery is the guy to call! He has a real talent for working on computers, and making computer generated figures. Jeffery can easily be described as creative, and would love to have a family to chat with about his newest endeavors. This eighth grader does well in school and enjoys attending.

Do you dream of the sweet sound of music filling your home? If Albert’s wish to learn to play a musical instrument comes true, it could be a possibility! This musician in the making is interested in all aspects of music. Albert is definitely not a picky eater, and is pleased by frequent culinary adventures. This seventh grader currently benefits from and IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and speech therapy.

Their caseworker is seeking a two-parent, or single-parent family where Jeffery and Albert can be the only children; however, all family types will be considered. We only accept inquires on the sibling pair, who will be placed together.


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Priscilla David


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Aloyalty and Aunesty
Born in April 2006.
Aloyalty and Aunesty are special, funny gals who like to play outside and laugh together! If Aloyalty had three wishes she would like a scooter with three wheels, her own nail polish and to share a room with her sister that has bunk beds. When she's with her friends she likes to play tag and go on the playground. Her sport of choice is soccer as it is her favorite to play. Currently in the second grade, she states that her favorite class is P.E. because they play games.

Aunesty would like for you to know that she is a sweet and nice person! Playing a game of tennis, riding her bike or going swimming are all activities that she loves. She can also be found listening to music, singing and dancing. In the second grade, Aunesty is bright and articulate. She benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), which will need to continue after placement.

Both girls benefit from counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Their caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-mother family; however, all family types will be considered. They have siblings with whom they would like to remain in contact. We only accept inquiries on the sibling pair, who will be placed together.  


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Michelle Scott


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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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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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Angelie
Born in May 2002.
Angelie is a true charmer and will melt your heart the minute you meet her! She loves music and enjoys having her hair brushed. Being around other kids is a favorite pastime of hers, and she loves to look at colorful things.

Angelie is a third grader who benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan). She is non-verbal and receives physical, speech and occupational therapy, which will need to continue after placement. She utilizes braces and a wheelchair. It is expected that Angelie will need assistance as an adult, but she can have a great life!

The caseworker will consider all family types for placement. This child has a huge heart and truly deserves the right family to step into her life. She is worthy of committed parents who are willing to go the extra mile to help give her the best that life has to offer. Angelie will need parents who are calm, patient and supportive as she requires a lot of attention and assistance for her daily physical needs.


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Michelle Scott


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Antonio and Cicilia
Born in March 2006.
Born in October 2002.
Calling all animal lovers! You may have something in common with Cicilia and Antonio.

Cicilia is a considerate girl who knows what she likes! Dressing up, listing to music, and shopping interest her. When the weather is favorable, Cicilia enjoys heading to the park to play a game of tag. This girl absolutely treasures animals, and having a dog is her dream. Comfort foods such as pizza, fried chicken, and ribs are her favorite; and she loves the color purple. This second grader enjoys math class, and currently benefits from counseling, which may need to continue after placement.

Antonio is a charming young boy who loves everything football! He has a good time playing football at school, and after with his buddies. Like his sister, Antonio is also fond of animals and would love to have a pet. Raviolis, corn, snap peas and carrots are his most desired foods; and his favorite color is green. As a kindergartner, Antonio enjoys math class and currently benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement.
The caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-female family willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. Cicilia expressed that her ideal adoptive family will have a mom and dad, a dog, and lots of good Mexican food. Antonio described his dream family as having a mom and dad, a family dog and a swimming pool, and reports that "a brother would be okay."

A fun, happy and loving family, who prioritize education, is a must for this pair. Cicilia and Antonio wish to maintain contact with their aunt. 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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Hank deLespinasse


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Arquaezeona
Born in June 1999.
Arquaezeona is a loveable teen who likes to keep busy! When she isn't outside in the fresh air and sunshine, this gal likes to draw and read. Basketball, football and gymnastics are some of her favorite activities.

When she's with her friends they like to talk and watch movies. If you looked inside her room, you would be able to tell that she likes the color purple and is a fan of the band One Direction.

Arquaezeona is in the ninth grade and has worked very hard to bring her grades up. Her favorite class is Art because she is learning new techniques and expanding her skills! She benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Program) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

Her caseworker would prefer a two-parent placement where she can be the youngest or the only child; however, all family types will be considered.


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Hank deLespinasse


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Ayanna
Born in February 2002.
Meet the bright and amazing Ayanna, who cannot wait to meet her forever family! This endearing preteen may come off as a bit shy at first, but once she tests the waters she will warm right up to those around her.

Ayanna is well spoken and is able to clearly express herself and her needs to others. She enjoys dolls, dressing up, spending time with friends, and playing outdoors. This child dreams of being adopted into a loving home with a dog, and having a successful future. Ayanna would like to learn to play volleyball, and her favorite color is purple.

In the sixth grade, she has the ability to do well and with positive motivation can go far! Ayanna's favorite subjects are science and math, but she also feels confident with her writing skills. She has formed good relationships with adults and peers as she is very caring and considerate. Ayanna benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

The caseworker and Ayanna prefer a single-female or two-parent family who are willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however, all family types will be considered. Ayanna would benefit from a home with clear expectations and regular routines.


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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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Hank deLespinasse


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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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David Blake


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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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David Blake


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Damieon
Born in August 2001.
Caring, intelligent and loyal are just some words that describe Damieon! Like most boys his age, you can find him playing basketball or baseball with his friends outside. Video games are another activity he enjoys. He would either like to be a nuclear physicist or an actor in the future.

Damieon is currently in the sixth grade where he enjoys science and gym class the most. He benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

His caseworker would prefer a two-parent family; however, all family types will be considered for placement. He has siblings with whom he would like to remain in contact.


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David Blake


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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 Darrell 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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Hank deLespinasse


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Donovin
Born in April 2008.
Donavin is an active playful guy who likes to stay busy by playing with his toys! He is interested in technology as he loves to watch movies and play with computers. In kindergarten, this loveable kiddo is capable of learning with patience and persistence. It is not expected that Donavin will live independently as an adult, but he can have a great life!

He benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Donavin's caseworker would prefer a two-parent placement where he can be the youngest. Also parents who are willing to participate in an extensive transitional treatment prior to placement; however, all family types 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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David Blake


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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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Nicole Pursell


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Harmoni
Born in March 1997.
Creative, driven and funny are just a few words to describe this young woman! Allow us introduce you to Harmoni, who loves playing basketball. When she isn't shooting hoops, dancing or laughing, she relies on artwork as an outlet for her creativity.

Harmoni's favorite color is purple, and she likes Mexican food. During down time, she watches television with her friends. Because she believes it would be a really fun experience, Harmoni hopes to one day visit Disneyland.

Harmoni says she dreams of having a forever family who will love her. Harmoni is in the eleventh grade, and is doing her best to keep on track. She thrives with positive reinforcement, and is able to articulately express her feelings.

She currently benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement. The caseworker prefers Harmoni to be an only child in a family willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement; however all types of families will be considered.


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Helen
Born in July 2001.
Being creative and good at crafts are just two of the many special things about Helen! Expressing herself through singing and dancing is fun for this gal. She enjoys doing things with her hands, especially drawing.

Like most kids her age, she is fond of hanging out with friends, eating pizza and listening to music. In the eighth grade, she is an avid reader. She is intelligent, articulate and knows what she wants.

She benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Program) and counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Her goals are to graduate from college and become either a lawyer, doctor or an FBI agent.

The caseworker prefers a two-parent or single mother home; however, all family types will be considered. She has a sister with whom she hopes to remain in contact.


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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. He 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.

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 birth parents' rights have not been fully terminated at the time of placement.


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David Blake


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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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