MATCHED: Siblings Spyncer and Jameson

MATCHED: Siblings Spyncer and Jameson

Jameson Age: 9 years oldBorn: December 2010YFA-70376 Jameson and Spyncer are two brothers that have a lot in common. Jameson is in 3rd grade and he loves math, science, and art. His favorite color is every color in the rainbow, even violet. His favorite animals are cats and any reptile. Jameson’s favorite superhero is Spiderman, but if he had a superpower he would want to fly and have super strength. Jameson is an active child who loves to swim, go to the park, play video games, play with his brother, and ride his bike or his scooter. Jameson’s favorite video games are Minecraft and Roadblock. The most inspiring person in Jameson’s life is his mom. Jameson wants you to know that sometimes his eye twitches and he hopes you won’t ask about it. Spyncer Age: 12 years oldBorn: June 2008YFA-70376 Spyncer is in the 5th grade and his favorite subjects are also math, science, and art. His favorite colors are red, grey, silver, gold, and gecko green. His favorite animals are huskies, cats, and all reptiles. Spyncer’s favorite superhero is Ironman and if he had any superpower he would want to be able to copy any superpower for five minutes. Spyncer loves to do anything that’s fun inside and outside. Spyncer loves video games and his favorites are Battle Cats and Fudge Ink. These boys are looking for a mom and a dad as well as “other people.” They want a family with cats and reptiles, and Jameson wants a husky with two colored eyes. They want their forever family to be fun, friendly, cooperative, and loving.   Temporary...
Henry

Henry

HENRY Age: 12 years oldBorn: January 2008YFA-101996488 Henry is in 6th grade. His favorite class is band as music plays a big part in his life, and you should know that Henry plays the trumpet. Henry’s favorite music artist is Marshmallow a DJ, however, Imagine Dragons is his inspiration in life. But his creativity doesn’t stop there! Henry also enjoys writing songs, drawing and coloring. Henry knows that when he is older he wants to be a paleontologist. He knows a lot of information about dinosaurs already. His favorite dinosaur is the TREX as he is so big. Henry likes pizza with pepperoni and Hawaiian toppings, as well as reading (the Hobbit is his favorite), cats and Batman. If he had a superpower he would want to have super speed. Henry’s best quality is that he helps people. Henry likes to treat himself well and make sure he is eating well. He is looking for a family with therapeutic background specifically when it comes to anger management. He says, “I try to breath but sometimes I can’t control it.” He is looking for a mom and a dad and older siblings.   Photos courtesy of Skip Milos...
Danae

Danae

DANAE Age: 14 years oldBorn: October 2006LSF-105042102 Danae is in the 7th grade and her favorite subject is math. Danae does very well academically with ambition to go to Plant City Highschool where she can explore the arts. She is very smart with a high IQ to prove it. One of her strengths is her inquisitive nature. Danae is very tech savvy and wants to work in IT when she grows up. Danae loves to perform and is very creative as well. She will tell you that she is the perfect mix between a tomboy and a girly-girl. The girly things she likes to do are make-up, coloring her hair, doing nails, and shopping. Her tomboy nature shines when she plays football and basketball, plays outside and gets dirty. Like most teenagers, Danae likes to play the video games, Fortnite, and Call of Duty. Her favorite superheroes are Thor, Flash and Ironman. If she had a superpower she would want teleportation. At times Danae can have a very tough exterior but once she trusts you, she begins to open up and is very fun, loving and caring. She is very energetic and loves to keep others on their toes often (smart children need a lot of stimulation). Danae would thrive well in a home where she can be the center of attention such as being a single child in a home or with older siblings. She hopes her forever family will understand her life is in Plant City, and her friends there are of utmost importance. She hopes that her forever family will have a pool and enjoy doing...
Navaeh

Navaeh

NAVAEH Age: 14 years oldBorn: April 2006LSF-12150088 Navaeh says her best friends would describe her as goofy, chill and funny. She claims her best trait is that she plays sports. Navaeh plays for the city’s basketball team as a center. One of Navaeh’s favorite hobbies is cooking and she is perfectly comfortable hanging out at home, cooking, watching tv or playing video games. Some of her favorite movies are comedies like Madea and Nanny McPhee, while her favorite video games are Fortnite and Call of Duty Black Ops. Navaeh wants to grow up to be a veterinarian or a nurse, but her fall back career would be a Pre-k or First grade teacher, especially to help children with math. If she could be a superhero she would want to be Batman because it’s her favorite comics character.  Given any superpower, Navaeh would choose to graduate high school early so that she could go to college at FAMU in Tallahassee faster. Navaeh likes to dress nicely, and although she would like to be vet, she really would prefer to not have house pets because they get her clothes all furry and dirty. And while she would prefer to have a place to call home in St. Petersburg or Tallahassee, she would consider living in other parts of Florida, but does not want to move out of state at this time. Navaeh is looking for a family with siblings, with a parent or parents who will accept her as she is without trying to change her.   Photographs courtesy of Lance...
ADOPTED: Elliot

ADOPTED: Elliot

ADOPTED: ELLIOT Age: 3 years oldBorn: December 2016ID: LSF-105642444 Elliot’s favorite toys are cars! He likes cause and effect things like opening and closing doors. He is a very sweet and caring young boy, and when he forms a connection with you he will be your shadow. Elliot loves affection and hugs and makes great eye contact. He loves to explore his surroundings and is very food driven but can overeat if not closely monitored. He is the best helper when it comes to doing laundry and cleaning up. If you lead by example and show him how it’s done, he will enjoy finishing the task at hand. He loves the park, especially when he can climb on the playground – he’s a really good climber! Elliot also loves the pool where he can “swim” with his floaties. Elliot enjoys the beach and Busch Gardens. Elliot has medical and therapeutic needs that would be best served by a two-parent home, ideally with an at-home caregiver. Elliot needs his forever family to know that his daily needs may extend into adulthood, so patience, consistency and advocacy are key ingredients for the best home. Elliot continues to thrive and shine his bright light in this world. He is starting to pick up some speech and has an easier time speaking Spanish than English, so a bilingual family would be a great bonus.   Photos by Mike...
MATCHED: Alivia

MATCHED: Alivia

MATCHED: ALIVIA Age: 8 years oldBorn: October 2011LSF- 103911871 Alivia is a special girl!  People who have met her will tell you that you will fall instantly in love with her angel-like spirit. Alivia is nonverbal, legally blind and has limited mobility, however, Alivia is playful and happy, and thrives around music! Once she gets to know you, she will let her guard down and charm you with her inner joy. Alivia likes crunchy food, such as chips and pretzels, but is otherwise a picky eater. Whenever music comes on she becomes elated and will bob her head or “dance” to the best of her ability. She would surely flourish in a family of musicians. Outside of music, bath time and hugs are things she truly enjoys. Alivia will always need a lot of assistance in her daily life, so a family with experience raising a special needs child would be great. Her ideal family would engage her in dance movement or music therapy which would likely help increase her mobility and allow her to express herself in her element. Alivia needs a family that is medically trained, protective, and ready to advocate on her behalf to provide the kind of loving, nurturing, musical life that she so definitely deserves.   Photographs courtesy of  Skip...
Justice

Justice

JUSTICE Age: 15 years oldBorn: April 2005LSF- 10460242 Justice is intuitive, innovative and spunky. Watch out friends, he is known to be quite the charmer! Justice’s lively personality is demonstrated by his bold hairstyles and stylish threads. JUST-ICE, as his friends call him, is also quite the athlete. He enjoys all sports, except golf, and he is good at the majority of them. Justice is also a foody! Justice bravely tries new recipes and is not afraid to experience new or unusual cuisines, one of his favorites being oxtails. He considers Chick-fil-A to be the best food, “On the Planet!” Why? Well, Justice claims it is one of the few places in town where you can find a decent shake, lol. Justice really enjoys being academically challenged and he is really tech-savvy. It is no wonder that his favorite subject in school is science. Justice would like to be a program designer when he gets older. He is described as a good friend because he will be there for you, no matter what you are going through. Justice is recognized as a support system to fellow foster care kids and the voice of reason for his younger friends so that they can learn from his mistakes. Justice’s ideal family is one who would accept him as himself and help him to develop the characteristics of a good man for the future. Justice is a seeker of traditions. He enjoys family dinners, game nights, and Disney marathons (Spoiler alert! Lion King is his go-to!). Justice wants a family who will involve him in decision making and be willing to try...
Joshua

Joshua

JOSHUA C. Age: 16 years oldBorn: March 2004LSF-105680709 Joshua claims that he is “super nice” and “respectfully kind” and knows he is polite and one of the most well-behaved children you will ever meet. Joshua just wants people to be happy, so he tends to be the class clown, but that doesn’t prevent him from getting on the Honor Roll in school. His favorite class is math, and he is thinking he would like to either be an accountant or a counselor for group homes when he is an adult. Joshua describes himself as “I am an old man. I am not very adventurous but that’s only because I haven’t been shown much.” With this being said he wants you to know that he is a home body, walks slowly and likes to take his time getting around. One of his hobbies is playing basketball and he plays on the school team. He loves to take swim lessons and is learning how to ride a bike. He enjoys watching tv, with WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) being his favorite. Like most teens, Joshua likes playing video games, although he doesn’t have a favorite. He loves comic books, which has facilitated him with a high imagination and level of creativity. Joshua often likes to imagine himself as a super hero named Zero who has lightning powers, where he can fight bad guys. Some other creative outlets for him are coloring, and writing “clean rap.” With all these different facets of his life, Joshua likes to collect shoes for all situations. Joshua wants a big family, and that doesn’t just mean he...
Matched: Ethan

Matched: Ethan

MATCHED: ETHAN Age: 15 years oldBorn: February 2005LSF-112291570 Ethan is a 7th grade young man who likes science class the best. Why science? So that he can learn ways to help people. He wants to be a police officer and also work at the aquarium when he grows up because he wants to help people and help animals. If he could have a pet snake, he would be happy, but he would settle for a hamster or a bunny. If Ethan could have superpowers, they would be to fly and to be invisible and have super strength so that he could swoop in and save people. Meanwhile, you will find Ethan playing basketball or football. His favorite football team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All Ethan wants in a family is a nice person to adopt him, hopefully, a mom and a sister.   Photographs courtesy of Skip...
MATCHED: Siblings Jasmine and Jayden

MATCHED: Siblings Jasmine and Jayden

MATCHED: JASMINE Age: 15 years oldBorn: July 2004ECK-11320010 Jasmine is the older sibling, although she is quieter and more reserved than her younger brother, Jayden. She likes to spend her free time outside or on her phone. Jasmine’s favorite music genres are rap and R&B. Her favorite superhero is the Flash because he can run really fast. And unlike her brother, she loves tomatoes, when it’s in PIZZA because it’s her favorite food. Jasmine wants to be a cosmetologist or model and practices cosmetology in her placement by braiding the other girls’ hair. A hidden talent Jasmine would like you to know is that she is a good reader. Jasmine is looking for a family who will love her and her brother and listen to what she is saying.  And she wants you to know that you will fall in love with her freckles and her dimples because those are her favorite traits. MATCHED: JAYDEN Age: 13 years oldBorn: August 2006ECK-1174113 Jayden is more outgoing than his sister Jasmine, and he will let you know it! Jayden likes to play soccer and his favorite subjects in school are science and math. His favorite food is sushi, but he won’t eat anything with mushrooms and tomatoes! He wants you to know he is very flexible and can go with the flow in almost every situation, and he knows everyone likes him. Jayden wants to be a scientist when he grows up. He doesn’t like the beach, but he once went to Virginia and went tubing and had a really good time. Jayden wants you to know that he knows how...
MATCHED: Blake

MATCHED: Blake

MATCHED: BLAKE AKA “JJ” Age: 4 years oldBorn: November 2016LSF-105587062 Blake is an adorable, active, medical needs child who loves to move and is very STRONG! He especially likes rocking in his soft chair and bouncing on his bed. Blake’s nickname is “JJ”, and he loves to splash in the pool.  JJ also lights up when football is on television.  Some of his favorite toys are things that light up, are crinkly, are soft to the touch, make noises, or move when you play with them. Blake’s ideal family is one who will care for him unconditionally and give him lots of soft caresses on his face while being talked to.  A dog would be a bonus. Blake needs a family that has lots of love and patience and enjoys providing a hand to hold. Blake will need at least one stay-at-home parent and a lot of support for his extensive medical and therapeutic needs.   Photographs courtesy of Brandi Image Photography...
Jeremiah

Jeremiah

JEREMIAH Age: 10 years oldBorn: August 2010LSF-102185977 Funny, energetic, smart, and athletic, Jeremiah loves showing off his back flips–something he likes most about himself. When he is at the park, one his favorite places to go for fun, he loves to practice football and anything where he can add a flip or two. Jeremiah enjoys the park so much, if he could change the world, he would make every day sunny, so he can go every day. But if he can’t get to the park, Jeremiah is happiest when he gets to watch his favorite shows or play video games. He especially likes the monsters and things most people find “scary”. But underneath the attempts to surprise you and get a reaction out of you, Jeremiah is a little boy looking for a chance for a normal childhood. Jeremiah’s favorite food is chicken, but if it’s breakfast, he’ll pass on Rice Crispy cereal. Jeremiah’s favorite subject in school is math and his other favorites include the color blue and tigers. When he grows up, Jeremiah hopes to be a football player or a police officer. He also hopes to have a cat as a pet someday. Jeremiah’s ideal forever family will live in the Tampa Bay region and include a mom and dad who can give him a lot of unconditional love and support on his journey to adulthood.   Photos courtesy of Base Camp Photo. Updated photos courtesy of Case...
Crysyant

Crysyant

CRYSYANT Age: 12 years oldBorn: December 2008YFA-100771950 Adventurous and independent, Crysyant, who also goes by, Crys, likes most that’s he smart. He particularly knows a lot about turtles, which make him very happy. It is his hope to have a turtle as a pet someday. If he could, Crysyant would spend hours at the park feeding and observing them, happy to tell you their species names. But if he can’t go turtle watching, Crysyant also enjoys climbing trees – which he’s happy to tell you he is very good at – or riding his bicycle. He hopes to be able to do bike tricks someday, like popping wheelies. At school, Crysyant likes his math class. His favorite foods are spaghetti and tacos, but hold the curry spice, please. It is Crysyant’s dream to be a police officer someday and to change the world by putting an end to racism. Crysyant knows what he wants in a family.  He wants a mom and dad who resemble him. Crys’s ideal family will be able to  keep up with his high energy and give him lots of opportunities for adventure. Crys thrives in settings where he is the only child in the house.  A family that likes reptiles is a bonus!   Photos courtesy of Brandi Image...
Siblings Deziyer and De’Zarrion

Siblings Deziyer and De’Zarrion

SIBLINGS DEZIYER AND DE’ZARRION DeziyerAge: 15Born: June 2006YFA-46776 De’Zarrion (DJ)Age: 12Born: April 2009YFA-46776 Deziyer is a beautiful 15-year-old young lady who knows what she wants to do when she grows up. Deziyer wants to be a Case Manager or a Therapist; she looks up to her YFA Case Manager as a great role model. Her favorite subject in school is reading, and comic books are her favorite. Deziyer loves the Black Widow character and can talk to you about all sorts of other characters as well. For food, Deziyer loves coffee and cinnamon buns in the morning and fried chicken for dinner.  Unlike her brother, math is her least favorite subject: yuck! Deziyer’s ideal home would be a big two-story house where she and her brother could each have their own room and their own bathrooms, mostly because she would like to keep her areas neat and clean, and she is not counting on DJ to do the same.  DJ is an athletic student who loves math, technology, and coding. His least favorite subject is health. DJ is working out to be on the football team and would love to be put on a few pounds by eating more of his favorite foods – goat, hot wings, grilled cheese, and bologna, just to name a few. A football career would be great. A huge Marvel fan, DJ loves the Black Panther the most, but he also loves Anime (Deziyer does too). These siblings need an opportunity to spend the rest of their childhood together with a forever family. Deziyer and DJ both look forward to spending quality time with...
ADOPTED: Evan

ADOPTED: Evan

ADOPTED: EVAN Age: 4 years oldBorn: March 2015LSF-104726520 Evan is a little happy giggler, especially when his buddy Elmo is around. Known to be affectionate and a lover of attention, the only things that make Evan laugh and smile more than Elmo are hugs and kisses. Evan, although non-verbal and non-mobile, enjoys when people interact with him, but he also happily entertains himself with soft  toys or musical play things.  Evan takes life’s challenges with a smile and his joy shines through. Evan will need a family that will care for his daily needs and help him engage the world on his own terms.   Photos courtesy of Skip Milos...