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Damien is 16 years old. Damen is very friendly and outgoing, he enjoys listening to music, writing music, playing basketball and football. Damien wishes to play football or basketball for high school and would like to continue at a college level if possible. Damien enjoys spending time alone at times which gives him time to himself. Damien is open to being adopted into a 2-parent home or a home with 2 moms.
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
Nicole is a beautiful young girl with brown hair and hazel eyes. She likes to swim and enjoys outdoor activities. She also enjoys participating in gymnastics and girl scouts. She loves horses and enjoys traveling and experiencing new things. She is a people pleaser and can tell people what they want to hear rather than how she truly feels. She loves to have attention and can make poor choices when she feels she is not getting enough attention. She has been working on improving her responses to situations.
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.
Kaitlyn, 14, is a very communicative and outgoing teen. She likes to read, watch TV, play video games, listen to music, and hang out with friends. She has recently begun writing poems as well. She enjoys being active and engages in church activities when able. She wants to be adopted and find a forever home in the near future.
Aussom is a funny, friendly, and smart 9-year-old. He enjoys swimming, gaming, and dancing. He is a joy to be around and very inquisitive. He is talkative about anything he finds interesting and fun to be around. Aussom desires to be adopted by a loving two parent family, and he would like to have a big brother and siblings in the home.
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.
Dulce is a beautiful Hispanic girl with long, beautiful, brown hair. She is friendly and gets along well with others. She likes to color and play outdoors. She loves spending time with her sisters. Around some of her peers, Dulce is teased but she is starting to speak up for herself more and will inform an adult. She is generally well behaved but like all kids her age, she occasionally has a day or two where she does not want to listen or talks back. For the most part, she is pleasant and follows directions well. She keeps her bedroom and bathroom area organized. She previously participated in cheerleading and really enjoyed this. Dulce is bilingual. She speaks and understands both Spanish and English, although she has not practiced her Spanish as much since coming into care.
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.
Jaden is 17-year-old teenager who is very articulate and determined about his future. He makes friends easily and is eager to learn and do well. He is described as “happy go lucky most of the time” and positive. Jaden enjoys recreation and participating in sports. He likes football, basketball, soccer, and track. Jaden is a fan of the Florida Gators and the Miami Dolphins. He also likes to read and play the flute. He is interested in being adopted by a family with both parents or a single father who will be a positive role model to him.
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.
Asia is a beautiful young lady. She enjoys playing on the basketball team and is working on improving her skills.
She has difficulty relating with children her same age and relates more to children younger than her. She enjoys watching the Disney channel and playing outside. She does well with incentive-based rewards
Asia is in need of a family who is willing to care for her into adulthood. Asia may not fully understand the idea of adoption however she is aware that she is available for adoption.
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.
Landon is an adorable young man. He enjoys video games, particularly robot and shooting games. He has recently started a collection of Pokémon cards and is proud of his collection.
He enjoys listening to music and his favorite rapper is Eminem. He has stated that Eminem helped him through some tough times in his life. He would like to be a forensic scientist when he gets older. He has stated that he wants to make a lot of money and buy a lot of cars. He enjoys earning an allowance.
Landon would benefit from caregivers who are trained and willing to manage challenging behaviors, while providing a nurturing, stable and structured environment.
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.
Colon is a handsome teenager. He enjoys playing sports, mainly basketball. He is interested in working in the medical field in the future. Colon does well in one on one situations. He has expressed that he is not interested in being adopted. He would benefit from a family who is willing to get to know him in a mentor type setting.
Christopher is a handsome, Caucasian male with brown hair and eyes. He likes fishing, video games, riding his bike and having fun. He LOVES Pokémon. He has a great sense of humor.
Christopher is very open and enjoys talking, laughing and telling stories to his friends. Christopher would do well in a home where he is the youngest child. Christopher would do best in a home that provides a lot of supervision.
Christopher also has a lot of energy and would do well in a family that is very active and allows him to participate in activities outside of the home!
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.
Ashlee is a beautiful young lady. She likes school and meeting new people. Some of her strengths include doing well one on one, helpful, keeping her room clean, great hygiene and riding her bike. Ashlee would do well with a positive female role model in the form of a parent or an older sister. An adoptive family should be prepared to have a slower transition with Ashlee so they can truly connect and get to know each other.
Aniah is a beautiful young lady. She has aspirations to become a psychiatrist one day. Aniah would like to be adopted by a single female or a same sex, female couple. Aniah would do well with a strong female(s) who can help guide her into adulthood.
Angelina is a beautiful, petite young lady with the most adorable freckles. Angelina is outgoing, friendly and often seeks to please. She enjoys drawing, coloring, puzzles, and all types of crafts which can serve as a calming and redirecting tool when she becomes upset. Angelina also enjoys listening to music. She is articulate and good at advocating for her needs. Angelina is in need of a family with extensive experience with children with challenging behaviors. She requires one on one supervision at all times.
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.
Alessandro is a joy to be around. He can be a very active and busy kid. Alessandro is very playful, sometimes impatient. He tends to get bored very easily, so needs distractions or activities that will keep him occupied.
Alessandro plays well with others. He has a fun personality. Alessandro is very good at finding things on the computer. He loves helicopters, planes, music, and looking at pictures of animals.
Alessandro enjoys running around the backyard and picking up sticks. He would benefit from a structured, routine home that is able to give him consistency. He would also benefit from a home that is able to supervise him often.