Bio's of our available Children.
Meet Jacob! This special 16 year old young boy is playful, energetic, confident, and very direct with how he feels. He loves the way he is and if given the chance, he wouldn’t change a thing about himself. His favorite color is green and on his free time, he likes to go skateboarding and loves to read. Jacob enjoys eating Chinese food and is also a dog lover. All Jacobs wants is a mom and dad who will provide him with love, care, and support. For more information about Jacob, please submit your completed home study to OsceolaAdoptions@embracefamilies.org
Meet Dariel! Dariel is a very handsome 16 year old boy who takes much pride in his appearance and clothes. He always likes to look and dress nice. His favorite activities are basketball and football. When he grows up he would like to be a professional football player. He would like to go to Florida State University or University of Alabama. Dariel loves going to school and Church. He struggles with reading and writing, but is receiving tutoring. His favorite subjects are Math, Science and Social Studies. He is willing to work to learn new things and benefits from repetition and over-learning to embed new information. Dariel likes to figure out how things work and that he is eager to learn and understand as much as he can. He feels that he is clear with others about what he wants and "doesn't beat around the bush." This sweet boy with a warm personality needs a devoted family who is able to provide him love, a lot of structure and that will help him with his educational needs. Help Dariel be a part of your loving family. Interested in learning more about Dariel ? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
YAROMIE Yaromie has a deep affection for the military especially the Marines. Yaromie is happiest when she gets to hang out with her friends, as well as watch movies. Yaromie loves going to the mall, mostly to look at shoes. Her favorite colors are red and black, at school, her favorite subjects are reading, math and history. If you’re serving pizza or tacos, Yaromie is there, but she will pass on sandwiches. Yaromie is looking for parents who like to spend time together as a family – playing Monopoly on rainy days or going to the park or beach when it’s sunny out. Siblings would be a bonus! Photo courtesy of Misty Miotto
Jaquari is an outgoing 18 year old boy with an infectious smile who enjoys playing basketball and football. He is smart and funny and would like to be on his school football team in the fall. He wants to be a lineman. He says that being a lineman means hard work and that you are putting others first. He enjoys school and shares that his favorite class is his computers class. When not playing basketball or football, he likes to spend time playing video games or surfing the internet. Interested in learning more about Jaquari? Contact email@example.com
Shyann, 14 Mermaid-in-Training Shyann is an outgoing, fun-loving kid who’s always ready for adventure! She loves Go-Karts, skateboards, and running loose at amusement parks, but her greatest love is the water. She’s happiest when she’s swimming, and could be named an honorary mermaid. When she’s ready to chill, she enjoys reading a good book like the Percy Jackson or Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and in school she’s fascinated by her science lessons. Shyann’s a sweet, determined kid who has come such a long way, and she craves the support and encouragement of a forever family. She’ll excel in a patient, active two-parent home where she can be the sole focus and learn to truly believe in her strengths and abilities. Shyann is Placed in Central Florida but her Agency is in Tampa. For more info on Shyann contact the Heart Gallery of Tampa at 813-314-2021
Luis is a fifteen year old who is wise beyond his years. Known for his polite demeanor and intelligence, Luis can hold deep discussions with both adults and peers. He may first come across as shy and reserved, but once he becomes more comfortable his great sense of humor shines through. Like other young people his age, Luis loves listening to music and playing computer games in his spare time. Luis has had a failed adoption in the past, and is eager to be placed in a home that truly is forever. Please email OsceolaAdoptions@embracefamilies.org for more information.
Amoni is a kind and caring young lady. She is self- aware, thoughtful and loves being a big sister. Amoni likes to dance and enjoys school. She has a good head on her shoulders, allowing her to avoid conflicts and make good decisions. She enjoys eating pizza and her favorite color is green. When she is ready to have fun Amoni, likes to dance and go out with friends and family. When asked how she would like to change the world, her reply was to help others. She wishes that her super power could be Invisibility. One of her hidden talents is that she is skilled at playing the flute and trumpet. Amoni is also naturally very stylish. Amoni would like her forever family be active and kind hearted. Interested in learning more? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Troy is an outgoing 17 year old who prefers to stay to himself. He sometimes appears shy at first, but soon warms up to people who continue to engage with him. He enjoys playing basketball and being outdoors. His academics are improving, so Troy has begun enjoying his time at school more. When not playing basketball he likes to spend time playing video games and watching animated cartoon movies in TV and Netflix. Troy’s favorite foods are Pizzas and Spanish food. He likes joking around and has established some good friendships in his current placement and gets along with his peers. When asked what kind of family he would want, Troy answers that he would be happy with any kind of family, a single mother or single father ,or both would work for him. He has also no preference if he would find a forever family in a two mothers or two fathers household. The only request he has, is to be the only child in the family, with his own room. Troy dreams of becoming a police officer in the future. With the assistance of his "Forever Family", Troy will have the opportunity to continue to progress in school, take a summer vacation and work hard to achieve his dream of becoming a successful adult. For more information about Troy, please email OrangeAdoptions@embracefamilies.org
Preston is a caring and loving young boy with such a big heart. He has a sweet soul and loves helping others. His favorite colors are orange and blue as he is a true Gator fan. Like most boys his age, Preston enjoys playing with his toys and loves eating pizza. He is non-verbal so he uses computer programs to communicate his wants and needs. Preston has the ability to attach to others and he needs a two-parent forever family that will dedicate their time, efforts and love to him. For more information about Preston, please submit your completed home study to SeminoleAdoptions@EmbraceFamilies.org
Jamie is a sweet, quiet 11 year old boy with a laid back personality. He is extremely bright and creative. He enjoys reading especially adventure fantasy stories such as Harry Potter, playing video games such as Minecraft, playing mind-teaser games, board games, wrestling and building blocks. He interacts well with others his own age or older. He enjoys going out on outings and enjoys the outdoors. He is reserved when you first meet him but opens up as he begins to feel comfortable and gets to know you. He is in need of a family that is able to meet his needs and provide him permanency. He will like to be part of a forever family where he can get the attention and love he deserves and continue to thrive. He would like to be the only child or have an older sibling. He will do best with a family that is active, can provide structure while still demonstrating love and acceptance and a family that is committed to his well-being. For more information about Jaime, please submit your completed home study to SeminoleAdoptions@embracefamilies.org
Jacob is a very friendly, easy to talk to 15 year old boy. Jacob would like to become a truck driver or join the Army when he is older. His favorite hobbies are playing video games, watching TV, outdoor sports and social media. He loves to eat and chicken is his favorite. He is a very talented drawer, excels in math and is very compassionate and helpful with others. For more information about Jacob, please submit your completed home study to OsceolaAdoptions@embracefamilies.org
Sha’maya is a fun-loving, 15 year old girl with high spirits. Sha’Maya enjoys watching television and Reading in her spare time. She is very social and enjoys activities such as going to the movies, spending time with friends and children her age. She is an intelligent and strong-willed young woman, as indicated by her personality and conversations you can have with her. Once she gets to know you, she is quick to talk about her story and plans for her future. Sha’Maya has some developmental delays and needs continued reinforcement of her good behaviors to keep growing to her maximum potential. For more information about Sha'Maya, please submit your completed home study to OrangeAdoptions@embracefamilies.org.
William is a sweet, intelligent 16 year old young man. William has a kind smile, and he connects well to mother figures. He can be shy and quiet and does not talk much until he feels comfortable enough to open up. He is energetic and enjoys being active. William has been through some emotional struggles that he continues to overcome. He enjoys playing with his friends, listening to music and playing video games in his cell phone and computer. He is very affectionate and desires a two parent household. For more information about William, please submit your completed home study to OrangeAdoptions@embracefamilies.org.
Nahari is a big hearted 15 year old teddy bear. He is a loving and warm young man. He interacts well with others. He hopes his forever family will like his pleasant personality enough to adopt him; a family that will let him experience recreational outdoor activities, as he enjoys going out on outings and loves fishing. He could fish all day everyday; it is what brings a smile to his face. He is in need of a family that is able to meet his needs and provide him permanency. A family who is active and needs strong advocates as parents to make sure he gets his needed services. He would thrive with a strong adult role model. For more information about Nahari, please submit your completed home study to SeminoleAdoptions@embracefamilies.org
Zachary is not placed here in CFL so if you are interested please see the contact info on his actual photo and contact his team directly. About Zachary: Born on Christmas Eve, Zachary is a literal gift to be around. Very amicable and optimistic, Zachary enjoys being around people. As a child with autism, Zachary is often extremely thoughtful before answering questions, but he doesn’t hesitate when it comes to naming his favorite video game, Minecraft. A lover of music, football and fishing, Zachary also enjoys going to the mall and the park. He’s also happy just being at home or hanging out with his best friend, George, to listen to tunes and eat lunch together. His attentiveness when speaking to someone is underscored by his great eye contact and his favorite subject in school is math. When it comes to cuisine, his favorite foods include eating breakfast for dinner, cheeseburgers and chicken nuggets. Zachary is looking for a forever family that includes a mother, father and siblings. Zachary's ID is 11334991 Click on this image to watch this short interview with Zachary to find out more. ***PLEASE SEE PICTURE BELOW FOR CONTACT INFORMATION ON ZACHARY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFQ0oXe6bJk&feature=youtu.be
Enoch is a friendly, outgoing, and caring thirteen-year old boy. He is gregarious, considerate of others, and is a real team-player. He has formed lasting friendships with peers, teachers, and counselors he has encountered throughout his life. Enoch has a wide, bright smile and joins in activities very enthusiastically. He is very intelligent, and, despite his visual needs, he is keenly aware of his surroundings and the feelings of others. In 2019, Enoch participated in a summer music program at which he was exposed to a variety of musical instruments. Enoch quickly gravitated to the bass guitar where he amazed the instructors with his innate ability. Since that time, Enoch has participated in several musical productions and is currently taking private bass guitar lessons. In spite of his severe visual needs, Enoch participates in many activities enjoyed by sighted children. He enjoys basketball, swimming, music, and electronic games. Enoch also loves pets and enjoys walking the dogs in the yard at his foster home. Enoch is a sixth-grade student at a public middle school. Enoch is primarily a braille reader and uses audio as his secondary method of learning. One of Enoch's preferred classes is math, because working with numbers come easily to him. He uses his incredible memory to do quite a bit of mental math. Enoch likes a school setting and attending class with other students; however, he is unique in his current placement. Enoch wishes he could attend a school which specializes in the education of children with visual needs. Enoch has an older half-brother with whom he has a strong relationship. Enoch really comes to life in the company of friends and peers. Enoch never forgets a friend and his friends never forget him. Enoch recognizes old friends after they have spoken only a few words. The ideal family for Enoch will be one that loves him unconditionally, gives him a sense of belonging and permanency, provides proper guidance and counselling, ensures continuation of treatment, and affords him the opportunities and encouragement to further develop his talents, relationship skills and moral character. Since Enoch is not placed in Central Florida please contact his direct adoption recruiter Jacquisa Dunbar, directly to discuss how you can be apart of his life. ph. 954-952-7245 email jjarrelldunbar@ChildNet.us .
Christopher is a very mature and polite 17 year old teenager. Christopher enjoys doing make-up, shopping, and hanging out with friends. Christopher is a leader and always sticks up for his friends. He enjoys open conversations and speaking his mind. Christopher is also a very caring individual. He is inquisitive and supportive of those he is close too. Christopher respects authority and gets along very well with adults. Christopher is intelligent and knows he can achieve anything he puts his mind to. Christopher is a very strong individual who has overcame many obstacles that life has presented to him. He continues to overcome anything thrown his way. He does this by maintaining a positive attitude and close relationships with people he can count on. He is truly one of a kind. For more information about Christopher, please submit your completed home study to SeminoleAdoptions@embracefamilies.org.
Elise is smart, spunky, and loves to joke around! Her outgoing personality makes her the center of attention. She is easy going and enjoys most foods and also likes animals. Elise is passionate about art, gymnastics, and band. She feels that she could use art as a way to help the world. When asked what her super power would be, she replied flying! Elise is part of a sibling group with Amoni and Hannah. Like her siblings, she would like her forever family to be active and willing to explore. Interested in learning more? Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Hannah is a sweet, funny and a kind girl who likes to make a statement with her style and bright colors! She enjoys most foods and loves everything related to emojis. Hannah truly loves sports like her siblings and excels at gymnastics. For fun, she enjoys singing and watching movies. Her wish for the world is to help others. If she could have a super power it would be X-ray vision. Hannah is open to a loving family where she could receive attention and be able to continue her love for sports. Hannah is part of a sibling group with Amoni and Elise. Interested in learning more? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Joshua - ID number 105074120 Meet Joshua! This sweet young man is best described as a kind and caring teenager. Joshua can be shy and quiet when you first meet him, but warms up as he becomes more comfortable. Like many of his peers, Joshua enjoys video games where he has developed a network of friends who share the same passion for video games. Joshua also enjoys the peaceful art of fishing. Joshua struggles in school. He does better in school with one on one direction. Joshua is considered to be well liked by his peers and has even earned a citizenship award in school. Joshua has aspirations of creating his own video game one day. Joshua longs to belong to a family to call his own. Joshua would do best with a family who are open to him maintaining contact with his older siblings. Will you help us find a forever family for this young man. If so please like and share this video. You never know how far one share will reach. It could mean the difference of this young man finding a family before Christmas. Joshua - ID number 105074120 and inquiries can be sent to email@example.com Thank you Sierra Ford Jones for photographing this young man for the Heart Gallery and all you do to help our foster children here in Central Florida.
Alaythia – ID number 104752948 Meet Alaythia, This beautiful young lady is a personable and intelligent. . She has a contagious smile that will brighten anyones day. Alaythia excels academically and is a grade ahead in school, as a sophomore in high school. She participate in ROTC and enjoys Rocketry and playing Volleyball. Alaythia enjoys helping others and has learned sign language to communicate better with a deaf peer in her group home. She will thrive in a home with a couple willing to provide her with patience, consistency, and unconditional love and support. As of October 2020 she is fourteen years old. Alaythia – ID number 104752948 and inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
William is a very kind, polite and talkative young man. He is very intelligent and liked to read. His favorite foods to eat are pizza and ice cream. If he were to have pets he would want at least one dog, but ideally three. One would be a pit bull with 3 specific names that he had chosen from a book series he is currently reading. Ideally, his future home would have lots of space to ride bikes and play. William comes from a large family, and would like his future family to include little brothers, because being looked up to makes him proud. He hopes that his adoptive mother will be an advocate for him, being an amazing cook, and love him no matter what. He hopes that his adoptive father would play sports with him. He is in the 11th grade and after high school he would like to go to school to be a mechanical engineer, as he loves the way things work. He is a great teenager open to and wanting a forever home. For more information about William, please submit your completed home study to OrangeAdoptions@embracefamilies.org
Destiny is a fiery and intelligent 13 year old young lady. She is charismatic. She enjoys spending her time hanging out with friends. Destiny is a studious academic, excelling in her studies. She loves theatrics and dreams to become a singer or actress. Destiny will do well with a family that demonstrates patience and guidance and will love her throughout life’s challenges. Destiny seeks strong love and respect. She has a sister whom it would be important for her to stay connected to. For more information about Destiny, please submit your completed home study to SeminoleAdoptions@embracefamilies.org Thank you Ashley Jane Photography for photographing sweet Destiny for the Heart Gallery and helping her find her forever family.
Meet Tracy, Tracy is a delightful and very friendly young lady. She describes herself as a very chill and relaxed person. Tracy has many diverse interests. She enjoys watching television and listening to music. She will happily watch a basketball game with you and her favorite team is the Memphis Grizzlies. Tracy is also a great fan of music and enjoys singing and loves to eat different kinds of food. She is a reader and has a collection of books in her room from books she had read. Tracy started high school this year and has identified theater as her favorite class so far. Tracy can be very talkative when she feels comfortable around you. Tracy is seeking a family to help her explore her culture and support her as she continues to grow into an adult. As you know our older teens do not get as many inquiries as our younger children. Many of them age out every year. Please do not let that be Tracy's story. You can make a difference in her life right now just by liking and sharing her post, you can help her to find her forever family before Christmas. We never truly know how far the ripple effect will go. Child ID# 10234381 For more information about Tracy, please submit your completed home study to OrangeAdoptions@embracefamilies.org Thank you Tam Ho with I Heart Photo Bomb for photographing Tracy for the Heart Gallery and helping her find her forever family.