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Liam is an intelligent, inquisitive and determined child. He takes pride in learning and enjoys school. His favorite subject is math. Liam enjoys a multitude of activities from “shooting hoops” and playing in the pool to going to the beach and grocery shopping. Liam enjoys discussing topics that interest him and is described as not being “much of a small talker”. He takes pride in his appearance and is considered very stylish. He enjoys doing things by himself and being independent. Liam can present as guarded at times and takes a while to warm up to others due to the changes and trauma he has experienced in his young life. Liam has learned how to advocate for himself and his needs. Liam will thrive in an environment with a family who has experience in providing trauma informed care as he continues to grow and develop trusting relationships with adults. Liam would also benefit from being in an environment with nurturing and patient caregivers who recognize and support his need for independence, self-advocacy and routines. Liam would do best in a family where he is the youngest or only child. Upon being matched, a family should be prepared to participate in a slow transition.
Cyrus and Cayleb are described as “little angels from heaven”. They are happy, always have a smile, and always glad to be picked up. Cayleb has medical conditions that require specialized care and attention. They require a family that is capable of meeting their specific medical and developmental needs. The twins would benefit from residing in a loving family that can create an environment where their individualities are celebrated and supported. Together, they will be a gift of joy and love for the family who welcomes them into their hearts.
Keenan is a talented, outgoing, and inquisitive child. He enjoys trying new foods, camping, exploring, swimming, and engaging in independent play. He also loves reading and is described as a “bookworm”. While Keenan loves being outdoors, he also loves playing Legos and board games. Keenan is a sensitive child and enjoys having praise and attention. Keenan would thrive with a family who has experience in providing trauma informed care, is patient, nurturing, and understanding. Keenan continues to work through his trauma and is learning to apply his coping skills. He would thrive best in an environment where he can receive individualized care, attention, and is encouraged to reach his full potential. Keenan would do best in a family with two caregivers where he is the youngest or only child.
Evannie “E” is an adorable young lady. She gets along well with peers and adults. She is working hard through her past trauma and learning new coping skills. She is very proud of the progress she has made and so are the people on her team. Evannie is a very artistic person and enjoys painting, coloring, and drawing. Evannie loves to spend time with animals and watching and reading anime. Evannie is searching for a family that will provide her with unconditional love, support, and guidance as she continues to process her trauma and build her self-esteem.
Isabelle “Izzy” is described as very artistic and persistent. She loves animals, reading and watching anime, coloring, and science. She enjoys having attention and keeping routines the same. She has an individual sense of style, and loves to explore. She is in search of a family that is “not too busy to spend time with her”. She is continuing to work on appropriate coping skills and has made significant progress in therapy. Isabelle needs a family that is trauma informed, patient, understanding, and able to support her as she navigates life. Izzy would love a family who has pets of any kind, except spiders. Upon being matched, a family should be prepared to participate in a slow transition.
My legal name is Jewel but my nickname is ‘Moody’ for self-explanatory reasons. I have a variety of interests but at the top of the list is: skating, neon things, and music. My overall goal for post- high school is to Major in CSI Forensics and Minor in Photography. The colleges of interest are Jacksonville University and University of Florida. I based my dream career off of rite 3 TV shows: Bones, Scooby-Doo, and Prodigal Son. Although I am still learning myself, I know that I mostly favorite Shoes, Smell goods, and The music artist Trippie Redd. The best way I’ve learned to describe or express myself is through lists. That being said here are 2 main lists to know about me.
PROS: I am a realist, good hygiene, open minded, adventurous, and can clean
CONS: can’t cook doesn’t like accepting help, procrastination, easily frustrated, and a messed up sleep schedule
THE TRAITS I SEEK IN A PERSON:
Honesty, Loyalty, Respect, Patience, and Understanding
Tatiana is a 15-year-old that loves to be creative and draw. She is a very smart, academically inclined child that excels at her studies while having some big goals for her future. She has a very bubbly personality and enjoys having fun with those around her and watching good movies/TV shows.
Aussom is smart and very outgoing. He enjoys meeting new people and making friends. He is funny, very inquisitive, and curious about his future. He desires to have a family who will be active with him as he is interested in playing different sports. Aussom loves playing basketball. Aussom will thrive with a family who has experience in providing trauma informed care as he continues to heal and grow from his experiences. Aussom would benefit from being in a nurturing and structured environment. Aussom is in search of a family that can provide love, support, patience, and consistency. Aussom has experienced several placement disruptions and continues to process his grief, loss, and unresolved issues relating to abandonment and disappointment in therapy. He would thrive best in an environment where his individuality and experiences are acknowledged and understood.
Sebastian is a quiet 15-year-old young man. Sebastian can be a man of few words; however, when he becomes comfortable with a person he will open up. Sebastian enjoys playing video games with his friends, but he also enjoys playing football and basketball with the guys in his group home. Sebastian is open to adoption and wishes to be adopted by a mom and dad, and wants to be the only child.
Ava is a 16-year-old energetic teenager who loves to make new friends. She is smart and communicates well. She enjoys drawing, doing make-up and hair and listening to music. Ava would like to meet a family with a mother figure who she can look up to as a positive role model. She would like to remain in Florida once adopted.
Keyon’dre is a happy and optimistic child. Although he is outwardly optimistic about the future, he has been known to hide his emotions. He has great manners and is helpful around the house. He is an artistic child. He enjoys dancing, gymnastics and other creative arts. He also likes to draw and take photos.
Jason is a handsome young man. He can be very sweet and is very polite when he is having a good day. He is helpful and funny. He likes to play XBOX. Jason prefers for people to only know the positive qualities that he has. He would do well in a home with a positive role model, whether that is in an older brother or father figure.
Approaching his teenage years, Donnie is a handsome young boy. He likes to be helpful and can be talkative. He likes to talk about things he has done before. He is interested in playing soccer. He enjoys swimming, playing with walkie talkies and hanging out with children in the neighborhood. In school, he enjoys working on the computer and reading. He does well when he can work one-on-one with adults or be the leader of a small group.
McKaylah is a beautiful young lady with brown hair and hazel eyes. McKaylah likes to read, sing and play with other kids. She enjoys being helpful around the house.
She is very bright and usually does well academically. McKaylah is very active and athletic. She is proud of her athletic abilities and does not enjoy being taken away from an activity she is participating in until that activity is over. She feels that it is important to continue her athletics in an adoptive family.
Her favorite foods are pizza and ice cream. She is looking for a family with a mother and father. She feels that she does better with other children who are older than her rather than younger children. She wishes to maintain connections with family members.
Paul is a loving child. He likes to give hugs and is working on appropriate physical boundaries. Paul enjoys playing with different toys and will frequently make up scenarios as he is playing. He likes to use his imagination and initiates play with others. Paul does best in structured settings. He would do well with a family who is able to participate in a slow transition.
Kayla has a very sweet personality and adores animals. Cats are her favorite and when she grows up she would like to pursue a career involving animals.
She enjoys music, singing and dancing. She has participated in musical theater in the past. She reportedly has a good sense of humor and is intelligent.
Kayla has expressed that she is afraid to be adopted because she does not think anyone will “treat her good”. Kayla would do best in a family where she is the only child. A family with a true understanding of trauma would be best for Kayla. Any prospective adoptive family would need to be committed to Kayla despite any challenging behaviors.
Ethan is a calm and content young boy. He enjoys playing with toys that light up and make noises. He also enjoys laying in his floor saucer and watching TV. He is a lovable child and gets along well with other children. Ethan will require a family who is familiar with the medical field or is open to learning about his care and condition.
Bruce is smart and active. He has a wonderful sense of humor and is able to maintain conversations with his peers. He is very loving and usually interacts well with adults.
He enjoys going outside to play with his friends, Legos, riding his scooter and reading comics (Batman). He prays before every meal and before he goes to bed. He likes writing, crafts and science.
Bruce is working on his response to unfavorable situations and his coping skills. An ideal family for Bruce would have a positive male role model. Ideally, Bruce would also do well in a home where he is the only child or where there are older siblings.
Brandon is handsome and intelligent young man. He enjoys being active and playing sports. He is very personable and friendly, but he is also guarded and takes time to warm up to new people. He would like a forever home but is not sure how he feels about adoption.
Any family interested in Brandon should be willing to transition slowly.
Austin enjoys playing his Xbox games. He would like to be a manager of Microsoft one day. He is in good health and has a great appetite. Austin would do well in a home where he is the only child or the youngest child.
Amber is a beautiful and talented young lady. She is part of her school’s chorus group and plans to join the dance team. She has dreams of becoming a musical artist and plans on attending Julliard to study music and dance. She would like to be adopted and have a forever family. She maintains contact with family members.