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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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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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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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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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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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Antonio and Manuel
Born in May 2006.
Double the fun and double the grins, who could resist these awesome twins? Say hello to Antonio and Manuel!

Antonio is a boy with the sweetest disposition. Athletically inclined, he loves sports of all kinds and enjoys spending the day riding his bike or skateboard. Antonio has fond memories of visiting Sea World, and hopes to continue his adventures with trips to Disneyland and LEGOLAND. Choosing what’s for dinner is never a difficult task if pizza, macaroni and cheese, or pasta is an option! Now a first grader, it is reported that Antonio is a pleasure to have in class. He currently benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and speech therapy, and is at his happiest during art class and recess.

Manuel has a smile that just might melt your heart. He is an active guy who enjoys learning new things and cannot resist an opportunity to be outdoor riding his skateboard, biking, or playing sports and games with his brother. When indoors, you may find Manuel working on a puzzle or exploring the world inside a good book. This first grader is developing a love for math and currently benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan).

Both boys currently participate in counseling, which will need to continue after placement. The caseworker prefers a two-parent or single-father home; however, all family types will be considered. We only accept inquiries on the sibling pair, who will be placed together.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Daniell, Gabrielle, Janaiah, Jaymon, Jeremiah, and Quiasha
Born in September 2004.
Born in September 2004.
Born in July 2005.
Born in January 2000.
Born in December 2006.
Born in August 2003.
Meet this endearing sibling group of six, looking for a forever family!

First comes Jaymon, the older brother who looks after all of his siblings. Sports, either watching or playing, are where this boy's heart and energy lie. Respectful of his teachers, Jaymon enjoys school and is moving right along in the seventh grade. Science holds his attention, especially when studying the moon.

Next comes Quiasha, the loving sister who is an emerging self advocate. Adapting to new situations is easy for this kiddo. Telling jokes, riding bikes and playing outside with friends is where you might find her. Fourth grade is fun for Quiasha, who is always excited to participate in the school talent show. She currently benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan).
The first twin is Daniell. A polite and courteous girl, she is self described as shy. Daniell enjoys spending time chatting and playing games with friends, and loves to watch cartoons. She dreams of one day traveling to Utah and Paris, and would adore having a family pet. This fourth grader enjoys art and physical education classes most, but still works hard in math, reading and science. 

Gabrielle is different from her twin Daniell, as this little girl adores being the center of attention. Being involved with her siblings is something this sister takes seriously, and she cares for them deeply. Reading, playing tag or with her dolls, and watching cartoons is how she likes to spend her free time. Fourth grade holds much for Gabrielle, who relishes learning new things. She strives to work hard in math class, and is rightfully proud of her accomplishments. 

Here comes high-spirited Janaiah! This child boast a positive attitude, a strong personality, and is a natural leader. She love to color and draw, play with dolls, and watch cartoons. When outdoors, Janaiah can be found swimming, or playing zombie or freeze tag. This bubbly young girl does well in fourth grade and favors science class. 

What Jeremiah lacks in age rank he makes up for in personality. This active boy loves spending time outside riding his scooter, blowing bubbles, or trying out a variety of sports. As a second grader, Jeremiah find math class to be easy, enjoys science experiments, and may want to become a music teacher someday. 

Quiasha, Daniell, Gabrielle, Janaiah and Jeremiah currently participating in counseling, which will need to continue after placement. The caseworker is seeking a family willing to participate in a transitional plan prior to placement, and will consider all family types.


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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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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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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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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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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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Ines
Born in April 2002.
If you want to make Ines giggle, just say cheese when you take her picture! After she's done laughing, she loves to paint her nails, draw and play. She also likes to stay active by running or playing basketball. All this work makes her hungry! Her meal of choice is tamales and beans. She would like to be a singer when she grows up.

In the fifth grade, her favorite class is reading because she learns new things about history and people. Ines can form good relationships with both adults and peers. She benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Her caseworker would prefer a two-parent placement; 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.

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.

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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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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Josiah
Born in September 2009.
Meet Josiah! This pleasant little guy is looking for his forever family to provide much deserved love and care. He is in heaven when listening to music. Being read to elevates his mood. In preschool, Josiah benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and physical and occupational therapies, which will need to continue after placement. He utilizes a wheelchair. Josiah will not live independently as an adult, but can have a great life! The caseworker seeks a family who is willing to participate in an extensive transitional plan prior to placement. All family types will be consider.


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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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Keion, Kentrell, and Letrell
Born in March 2005.
Born in August 2002.
Born in December 2008.
Kentrell, Keion, and Letrell are ready to play a game with their forever family!

Kentrell is a very active, social and friendly youth. He enjoys building, completing puzzles, and participating in sports. He loves to play football, soccer, and karate, and would like to become a professional football player one day. This sixth grader enjoys socializing and playing with peers at school, and greets each day with a positive attitude and a smile. Kentrell currently benefits from an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), and his favorite subject is reading.

Keion is a fun loving and outgoing child. He values positive time spent with others. A sports fanatic, he enjoys playing basketball and football, but would love to be a professional soccer player when he grows up. Some of his favorite things include pizza, the color red, and visiting museums. As a third grader, Keion is partial to science class.
Letrell is a talkative and engaging little boy. Like his brothers, he is developing his athletic side and has fun playing baseball, soccer, kickball and football. A great day for Letrell would include riding his bike, laughing at a few jokes, and spending time with his brothers. This kindergartner performs at grade level and enjoys learning his ABCs. Letrell would love to have someone to call "mom" or "dad". Kentrell, Keion and Letrell currently benefit from counseling.

The caseworker will consider all family types. We only accept inquiries on the entire sibling group, who will be placed together. The boys have siblings with whom they remain in contact.


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Luis
Born in July 2001.
Luis is an intuitive guy who is always ready for a game of football! When he isn't throwing touchdowns, you can find him playing in the band at school. Hanging out with his friends is always fun for him. Luis has stated that his goal is to be rich someday. In the sixth grade, this A and B student enjoys his elective classes.

Luis' caseworker would prefer a placement where he can be the youngest child; however, all family types will be considered. He has siblings with whom he hopes to remain in contact.



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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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Nainoa and Nakoa
Born in February 2003.
Twins Nainoa and Nakoa have a strong bond and love spending time together!

Nainoa has described himself as charming, funny and handsome! Jumping on the trampoline, riding his bike or swimming are favored activities of his. He enjoys all sports, but he prefers rugby and football. When he has some down time, you can find him playing video games. If you look in his room, Nainoa said you would see that he is neat and that his room is a pretty cool man cave. This fifth grader enjoys his science and P.E. classes and is proud of his good grades.

Nakoa is a natural comedian that likes to have fun! When he's not making people laugh, this creative guy likes to ride his bike and play a game of dodgeball. He also enjoys basketball, football and soccer. Going camping and hiking are fun for this explorer. Like his brother, he is a fan of video games. He'll never turn down a slice of pizza, it's his favorite food! Nakoa is also in the fifth grade where P.E. and learning new vocabulary words are of interest to him.
Both Nainoa and Nakoa benefit from counseling, which will need to continue after placement. Their caseworker would prefer a two-parent family for placement; however, all family types will be considered. The boys would like to have an active family that enjoy outdoor adventures. They have other siblings with whom they hope to remain in contact. We only accept inquiries on the sibling pair, who will be placed together.


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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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Victoria
Born in October 2002.
Victoria is a very loving and friendly child! She has many friends and enjoys hanging out with them. Swimming is also one of her favorite activities. Her favorite color is blue. This delightful girl is wise beyond her years.

In the fifth grade, Victoria performs at grade level, and her favorite class is music. Reading is another passion, she even reads to other classmates at school! She benefits from counseling, which will need to continue after placement.

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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