Waiting Children

Waiting for a family is the longest wait of all.

Waiting Children

Despite the fact that we live in one of the most fortunate nations in the world, there are 130,000 children in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted. Adopt America Network specializes in finding homes for the most difficult-to-place children.

For these children, every day that passes without a family of their own is an eternity – especially since they are dealing with very special needs and situations, including:

  • Victims of extreme neglect.
  • Victims of abuse – sexual, physical, emotional.
  • Mentally or medically fragile children (ranging from minor problems to terminally ill).
  • Part of a sibling group of two or more (the greater the number, the harder it is to find a permanent home).
  • Of minority or biracial heritage.
  • Older children with the associated problems of long-term care in the foster system.

Perhaps the best way to really see what our organization is all about is to “meet” the children who are available for adoption and so richly deserve a home to call their own.


Aaron

Aaron has matured greatly over the past few years. He is personable and polite.
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Aaron

Sitting quietly and engaging in one on one activities is where Aaron really lights up.
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Adam

Adam has expressed really wanting a family who will “love me and take care of me.”
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Ahmad

Ahmad is an introverted yet friendly teenager. Some of his favorite activities include playing basketball, playing video games and watching football.
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Ally and Joey

Joey is very bright boy who loves to be helpful. Ally is an energetic and positive young lady.
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Amber

Amber is outgoing, active, and enjoys a good competition. She is a lovable child who has a very kind heart.
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Amone

Amone has a pleasant smile and friendly personality. She is an adorable young girl who loves to sing, and dance like Hanna Montana.
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Angel

Angel has a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. He loves being around people. Angel is happiest when spoken and sung to.
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Anthony

Anthony is a very happy, excitable, and bubbly 15 year old who very much wants to be adopted. Anthony is a high energy child who has an affinity towards the holidays.
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Anthony

Anthony is a child that enjoys drawing and the arts. Anthony states that “I love art.”
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Anthony

An intelligent and happy go lucky 13 year old boy! He is at the top of his class and enjoys learning at school.
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Anthony

Anthony would like a family that would “take me lots of places and spend lots of time with me.”
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Anthony

Anthony likes sports and attending church. He has participated in church activities such as praise dancing.
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Antonio

Whether it is creating a sand art project, drawing or collecting Pokeman or football cards, Antonio will keep you on your toes!
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Aphrodite

Aphrodite is full of youthful exuberance. She is adorable and friendly young lady who loves Hannah Montana.
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Ashton

Ashton loves to makes other laugh by telling jokes.
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Benjamin

Benjamin is an avid reader, enjoys playing chess, and making origami figures. He he has plans of attending college and being successful.
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Bernard

Bernard is an active young man who requires constant supervision. This lively young man will definitely keep you on your toes.
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Beth Ann and Norman

Beth Ann loves to give great big hugs and Norman loves strawberry cake.
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Bobby

Bobby is a young teen who enjoys spending time outside swinging and playing in the snow.
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Bradley

Bradley is a ball of energy and he always has a smile on his face. He enjoys playing Wii video games and board games.
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Bradley

Bradley is a very positive and energetic. He was recently awarded “Most Affectionate” in his class.
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Brandon

Brandon is an active, caring and creative young boy who loves to play outside. It’s no surprise that he has dreams of becoming a fireman one day.
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Brandon

If you want to make Brandon happy, have a discussion about cars or music. While he is talking about either of the two subjects he is your best friend!
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Brianna

Brianna is an adorable and calm baby who is always smiling and happy.
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Britney

Britney is healthy. She makes friends easily. She is spiritual and enjoys the Youth Program at the foster parent’s church.
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Chelsea

Hi! My name is Chelsea, I like to go on walks as a family.
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Chris

Chris is a very sweet, mannerly child. He is a real gentleman and will help a lady with the door or help her carry her things.
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Cody

Cody likes to stay active, playing soccer and basketball or playing on his leap frog!
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Cornelia

Cornelia enjoys listening to music, writing poems and singing. Cornelia loves one on one attention from adults.
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Dakota

Dakota is very sweet and likes to laugh. Dakota is described as calm easy going, happy, and kind.
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Daniel

Daniel is a diehard Cincinnati Bengals fan, and he loves basketball; most days after school he can be found outside practicing his jump shot.
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Darr'ion

This bold and energetic young boy is waiting for his forever family!
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Darrion

Darrion enjoys his science class because he likes learning about different ecosystems.
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Davontay

Davontay wants a family who will be active and share new adventures with him.
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Deja

Deja is an active teenager who has many interests and loves to laugh. She describes herself as "kind, intelligent, and enthusiastic."
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Destiny

Destiny is a friendly and pretty young lady who wants so much to have a family of her own.
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Devin

Devin enjoys reading and playing sports. At his current placement, he is the chore manager.
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Echo

Echo is currently on the dance team at school and enjoys jazz and hip hop dance.
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Elijah

Elijah is a curious and sweet 13 year old boy. He is very personable and loves to be around people.
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Elizabeth

Elizabeth, who likes to go by “Lizzie”, is a friendly and bubbly young lady who likes coloring and swinging, and enjoys “taking care of” a favorite doll and stuffed dog.
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Emere

Emere is a talented child who loves to read, watch TV in his free time, play video games and draw.
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Enrique

Enrique enjoys JROTC and eventually would like to be in the military or on the police force.
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Eric

Eric is an adorable and loving boy with lots of energy. He has the cutest freckles and blue/green eyes.
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Faith

Meet 5 year old Faith with a bright smile, waiting for her forever family!
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Garrett

Garrett loves fixing things and tinkering with toys and other objects
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Gavin

Meet Gavin, he likes rock & roll music, video games and soccer!
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Haley

Haley enjoys laughing and is very active. She is waiting for her forever family.
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India

This bold, energetic, and spirited girl is waiting for her forever family.
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Isaiah

Energetic Isaiah loves to laugh and loves hands-on activities.
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Isiaih

Isiaih is a very loving and affectionate child. He has a great imagination and loves to play pretend.
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Jameir

Jameir is an adorable little boy. He loves one on one attention from his caregivers and attaches quickly to others.
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James

James is a delightful teenager who enjoys keeping up with fashion trends. He takes pride in maintaining a neat appearance.
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Jamill

Jamill is quite a loveable youngster. His big eyes and broad smile seem to light up whenever there is any kind of movement or sound.
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Jannean

Jannean aspires to continue her education by attending college. When asked about her dreams Jannean stated that she aspires to become an Army police officer
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Jesse

This young man enjoys singing, dancing, and everything else related to music.
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Jessica

Arts and crafts make Jessica smile and she is open to trying new things.
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Jesus

Jesus is often described as a “Miracle Baby” by his caregivers. He communicates by groans, cries, and minimal eye movements.
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John

John is a 12 year old boy who has relayed repeatedly he would like a permanent home.
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Jordan

Jordan describes himself as helpful, creative, kind, respectful, and likes pets.
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Joseph

Joseph's open and friendly personality draws people to him, and his optimism helps to lift others' spirits. He loves to entertain and make people laugh.
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Joseph

Joey stays busy in the summer with gardening and swimming he an active and fun loving 15 year old boy.
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Josh

7 year old Josh loves to make other happy
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Josiah

Josiah likes to entertain himself with puzzles and games. He is also very imaginative!
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Juanita "Nita"

Helpful, affectionate, determined and animated are some words to describe this great girl.
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Kanisa

Kanisa likes to talk and can be affectionate with others. She especially likes to watch cartoons.
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Kanisa

Kanisa has asked for an adoptive family that likes to cook, because she LOVES to eat!
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Kenneth

Kenneth is a sweet, loveable and easy going youth. He can be a shy child who is easy to please.
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Kevin

Kevin thrives on loving attention, and in the best of all possible worlds, he would have a dad who enjoyed sharing his son’s interests in electronics and building.
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Kris and Miranda

Kris likes to play video games in his spare time while Miranda dreams of being a professional soccer player.
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Kshawn

I show affection openly with hugs and I am accepting of animals. I am described as active, happy, and moody. I love to eat!
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Kyron

Kyron likes to interact with peers and does well with various ages. He also likes animals, especially dogs.
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Laejja

Laejja is a passionate teenage girl putting her emotions into expressive poetry. She is a teen who is confident and knows what she likes reading books, baking, and scrapbooking
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Lamont

Lamont has great success in engaging with others in one-on-one activities and appears to thrive on the individual attention.
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Makhi

10 year old Makhi loves challenging puzzles and being silly.
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Marquice

Marquice is known for his speed, whether it is running or having bike races with friends.
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Micaya

Sweet, affectionate and energetic are words used to describe Micay'a. She is a sweet girl who loves sweets, especially the candy, Skittles.
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Michael

Michael is a cute, funny and charming young man! He is a whiz at any video game, puzzle or word search he completes.
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Michael

Michael is a caring young man. He enjoys spending his time playing computer games.
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Michael

Michael is an amazing youngster with a fun personality, determination, and a tender heart. One of his favorite things is the sound of water.
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Natasha

Natasha is an affectionate child, who basks in lots of love and attention. Natasha’s favorite snacks are yogurt and oatmeal.
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Nephi

Nephi is a sweet and lovable four-year-old that has the most infectious smile and laugh.
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Nicholas

Nicholas has a wide array of interests and is a curious little boy.
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Nicole

Nicole is kind, loving, fun, playful and considerate and she'll even find time to help with the cooking and cleaning at home.
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Noah

Noah loves to be outside, play in the water, and spend time with other children. He is particularly happy in the morning and at bath time.
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Otis

Otis is an African American male child born January of 2010. Otis is an amazing child who has survived through a lot in his young life.
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Patrick

Patrick has a great sense of humor and is not afraid to show it!
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Paul

13 year old Paul loves anything and everything to do with firefighting!
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Perrish

14 year old Perrish is energetic, intelligent and active. His emotional state can be noted as sweet and he loves positive feedback from others.
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Quatrel

Quatrel is a handsome young man with a winning smile. He is athletic and enjoys the outdoors.
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Ronald

Ronald identifies himself as being creative, a great thinker, and a good chef. He states that he is good at electronics and reading and that he has good sportsmanship.
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Ryheam

Ryheam is a 15 year old boy who strives to make others happy. He is very outgoing and energetic.
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Savannah

Savannah is a girly girl who loves pink and would like to further her education.
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Sha'Myia

Sha'Myia loves laughing and smiling! She especially enjoys country music.
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Shakeela

Shakeela describes herself as “kind and helpful!” She can be shy when she initially meets someone but is a genuinely sweet person who warms up to new people.
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Skyler

Skyler is viewed as a quiet guy. Skyler really likes anything to do with space and NASA.
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Tadoka

Takoda is a sweet, polite and outgoing child. He enjoys the Boy Scouts, camping, reading and any action movie!
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Tony

Tony is definitely a joy to be around. Despite the early hardships in his life he continues to develop and flourish.
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Travis

Sixteen-year-old Travis has an inquisitive nature about him. He has a wonderful imagination and likes to learn how things work.
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Tristan

Tristan can communicate well and be assertive and involved in his planning
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Twyla

Playing with Barbie and video games make Twyla happy but her Kindle is her favorite
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Tyesha

Tyesha's smile will light up any room. Tyesha can be friendly and sociable with adults and her peers.
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Vicente

Vicente is a good humored, personable youngster. He is very outgoing and enjoys interacting with both adults and peers.
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Victoria

Victoria has a big beautiful smile. She loves to laugh and attempts to make sounds.
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William

William (Aka- Matt) is an energetic pre-teen who needs a loving and stable home with a forever family. Matt is a child with special needs but shows a curious personality.
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William

William has expressed that he wants a family who will be honest with him.
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William

William has a Leap Pad and enjoys playing activities on the electronic learning toy. He enjoys attention and affection of others.
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Zachary

Zachary is a very active and outgoing boy. He is very expressive and has no problem stating his needs and wants.
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Zakiyyah

Zakiyyah is a tall and athletic teen with an infectious smile. Her favorite pastime is music.
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Zakrie

Zakrie is a sweet child that responds well to a soft voice. He thrives on love and nurturing.
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