JAMES Age: 14 Waiting Since: 7-31-2015
James is a sponge for information who does so well academically that he’s above his grade level for reading, math and science, which makes him very proud. James loves going outside, playing on a playground or climbing a tree just so he can sit in it.
DAMON Age: 14 Waiting Since: 2-9-2011
Damon loves playing basketball and does so at any opportunity. He also enjoys snacking on his favorite food. Damon looks forward to graduating high school and attending college, and he hopes to become an actor as an adult.
DOMINIQUE Age: 16 Waiting Since: 10-12-2015
Dominique’s waking hours are nothing to yawn about. He helps out with chores. He participates in sports and takes pride in being a fast runner. When asked what he’s most proud of, Dominique says when his basketball team went to the state championship.
CHRISTOPHER Age: 14 Waiting Since: 8-23-2012
Christopher is a happy, energetic and affectionate young boy. He loves to play basketball and soccer and enjoys riding his bike. He likes to watch all different types of cartoons. Christopher is a very humorous boy and likes to laugh and joke around.
JAVON Age: 16 Waiting Since: 12-16-2015
Javon enjoys coloring, drawing and playing cards. This forever kid longs for a forever family so they can do fun things together such as shopping and enjoying sports together.
ARDEZ Age: 9 Waiting Since: 11-19-2015
Ardez’s interests are pretty typical since he enjoys fidget toys, video games and wrestling toys as well as Spider-Man. He enjoysall his home state of Michigan has to offer and he hopes to either be an astronaut or police officer.
KEVIN Age: 15 Waiting Since: 8-30-2016
Kevin describes himself as kind, caring and understanding. Kevin’s favorite activities include camping and hiking. In fact, he loves spending time outdoors where he likes running, riding his bike, climbing trees and playing baseball.
DANIEL Age: 13 Waiting Since: 7-13-2013
Daniel wants to become a police officer. His dreams include earning a million dollars and owning a dirt bike and his own house. Daniel leads an active lifestyle and says playing basketball and football are two of his favorite activities.
RYAN Age: 16 Waiting Since: 8-30-2017
Ryan tries his best to make sunshine out of a cloudy day, and he especially enjoys lifting the spirits of others. “Ryan enjoys telling jokes and making others laugh,” says his worker who describes Ryan as “an overall happy child” who’s “very kind and considerate of others.”
ACAR’RE Age: 13 Waiting Since: 5-3-2016
Playing Pokemon is one of Acar’Re’s favorite after-school activities and favorite thing to do with friends and favorite thing to do on the weekends. he wants to become a pro basketball player when he gets older. If he had three wishes, Acar’Re would use one to “be in the NBA.”
KEEGAN Age: 15 Waiting Since: 5-7-2015
Keegan is described as helpful, considerate to others, kind, smart and genuine. He enjoys working with his hands, reading and sports. He hopes for a family that will travel and eat dinner together every night.
JAMIE Age: 13 Waiting Since: 4-13-2017
It’s all about sports and being active for Jamie and his hope for his new forever family is that they will be too. He enjoys basketball, football, riding his bike and if going outdoors and playing isn’t an option, then it’s active video games or puzzles for him.
ALVIN Age: 15 Waiting Since: 2-1-2010
Alvin has been waiting for a forever family for eight years. He describes himself as a good kid, others describe him as kind, respectful and helpful. He enjoys basketball and dreams of becoming a hip-hop artist.
CHARLES Age: 11 Waiting Since: 2-4-2015
Charles wants to become a police officer when he gets older. When he’s asked about the qualities he wants in a future forever family, Charles says he wants one who likes playing with Legos and has pets.
JESSIE Age: 11 Waiting Since: 10-6-2016
This energetic boy loves staying active. Jessie enjoys caring for animals and playing with friends, especially tag. He loves reading, riding his bike, playing video games and shooting hoops. His favorites include the color blue, horses and pizza! Jessie says Halloween is his favorite holiday, which he celebrates by passing out candy.
BRENDON Age: 16 Waiting Since: 4-5-2017
Brendon is handyman who enjoys spending time in a woodshop and hopes to use his hands to either be a mechanic or a welder when he grows up. He loves horses, dogs, cars and woodworking among other things. He hopes for a mom and a dad and siblings.
DEMARKO Age: 17 Waiting Since: 2-5-2016
Football is Demarko’s thing and he could use a parent who will help and encourage him in athletics. His list of favorites includes the Green Bay Packers, pizza, the color blue and Sour Patch Kids. Along with being athletic, he enjoys video games and music. He hopes mostly for a father.
ROCKY Age: 15 Waiting Since: 5-15-2014
Rocky is a fun-loving, sweet boy and an outdoorsman at heart. His favorite activities include exploring, sledding, fishing, hunting and playing with airsoft guns, or Nerf guns. Rocky hopes for a mom and a dad to love him and keep him safe.
ISAIAH Age: 12 Waiting Since: 8-5-2015
Isaiah is an outdoorsy kid who enjoys a good game of basketball or soccer. He has active imagination and his favorite animals are those you might find on an African safari. If he could wish for anything, one of his wishes would be for a family with brothers.
ANDREW N. Age: 16 Waiting Since: 8-15-2008
Andrew has been waiting for his forever family for more than nine years now. He dreams of visiting Disney World and hopes to be a fire fighter, so he can help people. He finds joy in the simple things in life, such as unwrapping gifts.
JEREMIAH Age: 12 Waiting Since: 4-4-2013
Jeremiah is an energetic young man who has been waiting for more than four years already for his adoptive family. He hopes for an active family that loves horses, lives on a farm and loves to be outdoors and as active as he does!
HUNTER Age: 17 Waiting Since: 3-16-2016
Hunter is a curious young man. In fact, his inquisitive nature helps him interact with others. “Hunter enjoys socializing and getting to know others,” his worker says. “He is curious and friendly.” Hunter is described as a friendly boy with a “mild disposition” and “big personality.”
TAEVON Age: 11 Waiting Since: 1-14-2016
Taevon could use a good, strong male role model in his life! Someone to do math problems with, play football with, teach him all about cars, how to build things and be his superman.
DESHAWN Age: 15 Waiting Since: 12-15-2014
Deshawn loves music and hopes his future of full of it, whether he’s making it or just playing it for other people. Deshawn would benefit from a home with a pet, specifically a cat, as those are his favorite. Experienced parents with some knowledge of how trauma effects a child would be ideal for Deshawn.
WILLIAM Age: 12 Waiting Since: 10-29-2015
William hopes for a dad he can talk, watch and play all kinds of sports with! William is a sports fan and he doesn’t care if it’s tossing a football back and forth, talking about a game or watching one. This young man also has a creative side though and likes to sketch. He’s described as a good kid who will do anything to help.
KALEB Age: 10 Waiting Since: 9-13-2016
Kaleb loves all things Marvel Comics and aspires to be a super hero some day because he just wants to help people. Like most kids though, Kaleb prefers pizza to eat pizza and likes playing video games and shooting hoops. He’s good at math and hopes for a mom and a dad.
ANDREW Age: 16 Waiting Since: 11-07-2014
Andrew has a keen interest in all things weather and even hopes to be a meteorologist when he grows up. He’s a good student and does well academically. Andrew hopes for a family to love and maybe one that enjoys Chinese buffets as much as he does. Andrew also hopes to have a pet, something his worker says would be good therapy as he transitions to a new home.
CHRISTIAN Age: 12 Waiting Since: 11-05-2016
Christian is described as a “lovely child” and a good kid with a big heart. Christian sees himself as a nice, respectful youngster who gets along well with others.
AVERY Age: 14 Waiting Since: 06-25-2014
Avery’s mentor says he “is an energetic, free-spirited young man!” His early years were very chaotic and traumatic. He, therefore, would benefit from the stability of a forever family who is patient and willing to help Avery with his emotional and behavioral needs. In school, Avery does grade-level work and likes to read and do art.
DARNELL Age: 14 Waiting Since: 03/28/2013
Darnell is a caring child who loves to play with his neighbors and siblings. His foster mother wants adoptive families to know that Darnell is very nurturing and cares deeply for his siblings. Darnell’s foster mom shared that he is warm and inviting, and tries to make everyone feel comfortable. Darnell is energetic and enjoys being outside.
DIONTE Age: 14 Waiting Since: 01/26/2010
Dionte would like families to know, “I am clean, funny and cute.” He is considered to be a “go-getter.” Dionte is a brave kid who is not afraid to take a chance on new things. He cares a lot about his family and would like to visit more frequently with his grandmother whom he has a close relationship with. On the weekends, he enjoys going outside for walks, riding his bike, rollerblading and playing sports.
BRIAN “BJ” Age: 13 Waiting Since: 03/07/2013
Brian “can brighten up a room with his smile,” notes one of his workers, and he brightens up people’s days by giving hugs to others. Brian likes to play on his iPad, go swimming and dance to music. He is very outgoing and personable and enjoys being around people. He is non-verbal and communicates through his iPad.
Christopher “CJ” Age: 14 Waiting Since: 07/15/2015
One of his workers sums up Christopher the best by saying that he’s “a keeper.” Christopher is eager to please, too, and enjoys receiving attention, praise and gifts from adults. This creative and active boy counts basketball as one of his favorite activities. With a future forever family, Christopher would like to go out and play sports and video games.
HUNTER Age: 15 Waiting Since: 08/05/2014
When he’s not fishing, Hunter likes spending time alone and with those he trusts. Hunter also likes animals, enjoys playing with his hand-held video games and is protective of those he cares about. Hunter has stated a preference for a forever family who likes going fishing or camping in the woods. He would do best with two experienced parents who can spend time with him.
BRADLEY Age: 13 Waiting Since: 02/18/2010
The people who know him best say Bradley is a loving boy who’s eager to find a family. He might even teach a future forever family a thing or two about computers, which are sort of a hobby for Bradley. His ideal family will be very active and offer him unconditional love and a commitment to his well-being now and into adulthood.
DRAVEN Age: 12 Waiting Since: 10/7/2014
With his future forever family, Draven not only wants to hunt and fish, but he also would like to watch YouTube videos together or have a family game night playing video games. He would do best with two experienced parents who can give him the supervision and one-on-one attention that he needs. Draven should be the youngest child in the home.
FRED Age: 15 Waiting Since: 2/20/2013
Fred wants to do the kinds of outdoor activities that he loves such as biking, hiking and four-wheeling. Fred also has stated a desire to attend church. is an outgoing and fun-loving kid with a competitive edge who loves to challenge his friends to a soccer game or other activity. Fred enjoys playing basketball and football and playing video games.
NICK Age: 16 Waiting Since: 1-23-2012
Nick would do best with two parents and as the oldest child. His future forever family must be willing to let Nick maintain his Native American culture. He would benefit from having a male role model and would prefer to live near the country or on a farm, and since he loves animals, he wants a family who has pets.
JOSIAH Age: 9 Waiting Since: 05-18-2016
Josiah, who likes to be called Joey, is most happy when he’s outside, whether’s it’s hunting, fishing, football, soccer or just playing at the park. His hopes are simple enough, he’d like a dad and a dog. Joey needs parents who will be able to give him one-on-one attention when he needs it and guidance as he learns to make proper choices.
BRENDAN Age: 13 Waiting Since: 01-31-2012
Marcus loves animals and wants a home that has pets. Marcus also enjoys participating in community activities and would love to live in an area where he’d have that opportunity. He exhibits behavior that can be challenging for caregivers, but he thrives on positive attention and encouragement.
Maurice Age: 15 Waiting Since: 04-21-16
Maurice has a big heart! He hopes for a family that will love him and be there for him. He hopes for people to talk to about life and other important things. He’s aware of his own needs and all he wants is a supportive family.
Brendan Age: 14 Waiting Since: 02-29-2012
Brendan likes sports, especially basketball and football. He’ll take a weekend camping over staying home any time. He likes cats and dogs and hopes for a family with pets. Brendan would do best in a home where he receives on-on-one attention and is either an only or the youngest child.
CODY Age: 16 Waiting Since: 2-18-2010
Cody loves music, especially hip-hop or anything that gets him moving! He hopes to work with music, possibly as a DJ, when he grow up. He also hopes to work with children. Cody would do best in a forever family as the youngest or only child.
ROBERT Age: 10 Waiting Since: 1-08-2015
Robert’s case workers can’t say enough nice things about him. He’s active and smart. He likes to play T-ball and video games. He needs patient parents who are willing to be there for him and help him when he needs it.
KENNETH Age: 11 Waiting Since: 4-8-2013
Kenneth is a very loving and affectionate child who is also really playful! He likes to laugh at jokes and dress silly. Kenneth would do best with two experienced parents who can give him the one-on-one attention he needs to be successful.
JONATHAN Age: 12 Waiting Since: 12-17-2010
Jonathan can be shy at first but will open up to the people. He enjoys doing things with his hands, whether it’s playing football or building with Legos, K’Nex or Lincoln Logs. He hopes for a family with a mom and dad, siblings and a dog.