Steven

Steven

STEVEN Age: 12 years oldBorn: February 2008LSF-105042101 Steven is a caring energetic kid. He loves to play outside and with his friends. His friends would describe him as being a good friend and funny! In his free time, Steven likes to play video games, watch baseball and play outside! Steven likes school, especially PE! His favorite food is chicken fingers. Steven’s ideal family will be loving.   Photos by: Peter Acker...
Siyon

Siyon

SIYON Age: 13 years oldBorn: October 2007LSF-105927734 Siyon is outgoing and friendly! He says he is easy to get along with and loves to have fun. For fun, Siyon enjoys video games, movies and hanging out with friends. Siyon also loves to be active. Playing a sport is one of his favorite ways to spend an afternoon. He loves football and loves going to football games! When asked how he would change the world, he responded with “Everyone should be nicer. Let’s start there”. Another thing Siyon enjoys is food. He likes pizza and snacks. There is not a lot of food he doesn’t like. Siyon does not know what or who he wants to be when he grows up yet, but he does need a family who can help him figure that out. His ideal family will have two moms who are kind, fun and will play games with him.   Photos courtesy of Liara...
Ryan

Ryan

RYAN Age: 15 years oldBorn: March 2005DFL-11959367 Now a freshman in high school, Ryan gets himself ready for school and completes his chores daily and he is known as a nice person who gets along with others. Always humming or listening to music, Ryan is accepting and affectionate.  Ryan enjoys water balloons, puzzles, and playing Candy Crush and Sonic on his iPad. He likes baseball and shooting hoops. He would love to eat pizza, chicken nuggets and lasagna every day if he could. He likes reptiles and household pets like cats and dogs, but if there is a bird in the house, he might just leave the cage open. Ryan does best with consistency, close supervision and guidance. He needs a family that can help him continue to thrive.   Photos Courtesy of Sean...
MATCHED: Noah

MATCHED: Noah

MATCHED: NOAH Age: 10 years oldBorn: October 2009DFL-101195851 Noah loves to smile and laugh – especially when accompanied by music and videos! He likes any toy that makes noise and he gets very excited when he is able to watch or listen to his tablet. His favorite colors are red and blue. Noah has significant and pervasive medical challenges that make daily life a challenge, but he does it with happiness and joy. Noah needs a family to love him as much as his group home staff do (and they really do). Please consider how important a family can be in the life of Noah. The ideal parent or family will be familiar with medical needs children and can advocate for his safety and wellbeing, especially during hospitalizations.   Updated photos courtesy of Liara StudiosOriginal photos courtesy of Petal & Vine...
MATCHED: Siblings Alexander and Sean

MATCHED: Siblings Alexander and Sean

MATCHED: SIBLINGS ALEXANDER AND SEAN AlexanderAges: 5 years oldBorn: March 2015LSF- 105014876 SeanAges: 8 years oldBorn: November 2011LSF-105014875 If there are cars, Sean is in! Known to be affectionate, loving and sweet, Sean loves cars, racetracks – anything pertaining to cars. Matter-of-fact, Sean’s favorite movie is, “Cars.” When he’s not thinking about rubber hitting the pavement, Sean also enjoys singing, especially the camp song “Baby Shark.” Alexander loves being the star of the show. Alexander’s smile lights up any room and he enjoys making friends with anyone he meets. If you want to bring a smile to Alexander’s face, he loves mac and cheese. Sean and Alexander need a family who can keep them together while providing for their medical/therapeutic needs. Their adoptive family must be residents of Pinellas or Pasco counties.   Photos courtesy of  Mike Carlson...
James

James

JAMES Age: 16 years oldBorn: September 2004DFL-101699146 James is an intelligent, sweet, and kind teenager. He is naturally quiet and a bit shy, too. James LOVES books, especially graphic novels. He recently read “The Silver Eyes” series, which is based on one of his favorite video games, “Five nights at Freddy’s.” Like most teens, electronics and video games play a big part in James’ life, but he’s also really good at building with LEGO® bricks and he sees himself in robotics in the future. While definitely interested in all things tech, James also has a hover board that motivates him to go outside and play. James’ favorite movies are usually comedy or suspense/horror and he recently enjoyed the new Harley Quin movie. James has a passion for rings—big huge rings—and he has a bunch of them! He loves hamburgers, chocolate milkshakes, tacos and pizza, but you can have the fries. His favorite color is purple and he wants you to know that he is a night owl. James needs a family who can help him as he navigates life with limited and diminishing vision. He tells us his family MUST HAVE ANIMALS, and he’d like to be the only child, but having only one other child around—preferably a brother—would be OK. His ideal family is simply one who will love, understand and accept him.   Updated photos courtesy of Skip Milos ProductionsOriginal photos courtesy of Remember...
Wylan

Wylan

WYLAN Age: 15 years oldBorn: May 2005LSF-101159351 Wylan’s love of vanilla cookies is only surpassed by his love of twirling shoelaces, beads, and strings.  He enjoys playing games on his tablet and is continuing to learn about playing with others. Wylan thrives on consistency and will need a family ready to encourage and engage him on his terms. While he’s still working on his communication skills, Wylan is able to express himself in other ways to make his wants and needs known. Due to his significant needs, Wylan will need a forever family to visit with him, help represent him and be an advocate on his behalf. In this puzzle called life, let Wylan show you what love and determination are really all about.   Updated photos courtesy of Image Pro PhotographyOriginal photos courtesy of Liara...
Isaiah

Isaiah

ISAIAH Age: 14 years oldBorn: September 2005LSF-100506712 Isaiah is the sweet, quiet type, but once he gets to know you, he opens up. Isaiah is happiest when he’s watching television, especially his favorite show, SpongeBob SquarePants. But he also like watching The Flash, and wishes he had super speed just like him. For fun, Isaiah enjoys playing outside, especially when he gets to play football. He hopes to play football throughout college and hopefully do it as a profession later on in life. In school, Isaiah’s favorite subject is math. Some other things Isaiah likes to do is play baseball and knows some basic tricks on a scooter and a skateboard! There’s nothing Isaiah doesn’t like to eat, but his favorite food is pepperoni pizza. Isaiah’s other favorites include the color orange, dogs – especially German Shepherds, and the rapper, Drake. Being a good person is what Isaiah likes most about himself, although his good listening skills are his second-best trait. If he could change the world, he would make everyone nice, just like him. Isaiah’s ideal forever family includes a mom and dad. He is looking for a family who will take him to Dave & Buster’s often and hopes to enjoy family vacations. He enjoys seeing snow and the beach and hopes his forever family will take him to enjoy these differing climates. Isaiah would like to have siblings as long as they are younger than him, and he’d love a big house with a yard.   Photos courtesy of Mike...
Braidyn

Braidyn

BRAIDYN Age: 15 years oldBorn: February 2005LSF-105430312 Braidyn is down to earth and loves animals. In his free time, he prefers to either play with animals or watch Animal kingdom or Planet Earth.  Braidyn also likes to go to the beach, catch a movie with friends, or go play at the park. Braidyn is very artistic. He likes to paint, draw and take photos. Braidyn thinks taking photos is important because they capture memories. His favorite subject in school is art! If he could have any superpower it would be the ability to create anything. When asked what a perfect Sunday looks like for him, Braidyn answered, “Spending time with people who love me and getting Chinese food and maybe watching a movie.” Braidyn said his perfect adoptive home would have pets, siblings with adults who are respectful, kind and accepting of who he is. When asked what should people know about you? He responded with “I am a really good kid and I am working on myself.” Braidyn wants to be adopted because he wants to be loved and cared for.   Photos courtesy of The Clearwater Marine...
Siblings Erabella and Jacob

Siblings Erabella and Jacob

SIBLINGS ERABELLA AND JACOB Erabella:Age: 7 years oldBorn: August 2012LSF-102698866 Jacob:Age: 6 years oldBorn: October 2013LSF-104180765 Erabella is an energetic child. She enjoys playing outside at the park or inside with her dolls. Erabella likes to spend time with her brother, but also enjoys her alone time and she is good at keeping herself occupied. Erabella likes watching The Disney Channel and reading picture books. Although Erabella loves animals, she needs a lot of supervision as she can be a little rough on them. Jacob is outgoing and friendly. He enjoys watching Paw Patrol and playing with his trucks. He likes to be artistic by coloring and finger painting. Jacob thinks of Erabella as one of his best friends and he enjoys playing with trucks and barbies with her. These siblings are in need of structured, therapeutic forever family. They are looking for a home with lots of love and understanding of their need to maintain connections, visits and communication with their extended family.   Photos Courtesy of Brandi Morris...
Terynce

Terynce

TERYNCE Age: 12 years oldBorn: October 2008ID: LSF-103140713 Terynce is a happy kid who loves to laugh. Terynce likes to be active, so any time on the playground is greatly appreciated. When it comes to sports and being active, Terynce is all in. From football to tennis, he loves them all. He loves to swim but is wary of the deep end. He was a running back when he played football and he would like to play again when he gets to high school. Terynce loves to play basketball but he says he’s too short to touch the hoop. But Terynce’s favorite sport is wrestling, and he hopes to grow up to be a professional wrestler like his favorite, John Cena. In his free time, Terynce likes to play video games and watch Netflix or YouTube. Terynce’s favorite video games have anything to do with sports. His Netflix preference is cartoons about superheroes, with his favorite superhero being Spiderman! He loves Marvel and says if he had a superpower he would want to have super strength like the Hulk. Terynce is a big fan of pizza, but no fish please. He loves blueberry slushies and chocolate ice cream. Terynce needs a forever family who is ready to love him just as his is and to help him grow into the man that he wants to become. Terynce needs a patient but active family because he is always on the go. Terynce wants a family that has a dog, (golden retriever is preferred) and he would like some brothers and sisters to play with.   Updated photos courtesy of Mike...
Elena

Elena

ELENA Age: 17Born: August 2003LSF-102993723 Elena is sweet and down to earth. In her free time, she likes to draw and go outside. She also loves to cook, especially empanadas! She loves any kind of Hispanic food! If Elena could have any pet it would be a husky! She thinks they are elegant dogs. When Elena grows up, she wants to be a Lawyer. Preferably one for the Government. She wants to make a difference in this world. With a loving family, she just might be able to do that!   Photos courtesy of Brandi Image...
MATCHED: Siblings Zackery and Gabrielle

MATCHED: Siblings Zackery and Gabrielle

MATCHED: SIBLINGS ZACKERY AND GABRIELLE Ages: 9 and 10 years oldBorn: November 2011 and March 2010DFL-102280537 & DFL-101329307 Zackery is a happy and outgoing child who loves to have fun! He enjoys spending time with friends. Zackery also enjoys spending time outside playing sports or inside playing video games. Zackery is not really a picky eater but he really enjoys pizza and chicken fingers. Zackery doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up but he knows he wants to go into sports or wants to get into something that will help people. But one of the most important things in his life is his sister, Gabrielle. Gabrielle is a sweet and energetic child who enjoys being outside and having fun. For fun, Gabrielle likes to watch Disney movies and go on outings. She really enjoys spending the day at Busch Gardens or watching the “Descendants” on Disney.  Gabrielle’s favorite food is steak. She says she is not very picky when it comes to food or music. Gabrielle enjoys going to school. Her favorite subjects are math and art! She enjoys anything that can help her be creative. Zackery and Gabrielle have a very strong bond and love each other. When asked what kind of family Zackery and Gabrielle wanted they said they want their forever family to be “nice, maybe have a pet and will adopt them together.”   Photos by- Rich Jenkins and Base Camp photo...