Archive: March 30, 2022

Forever Family Friday – Caprice’ana, Ja’Quone and Ja’Vone

The dictionary definition of adoption is the building of family through the process of concentrated, dedicated, enduring love rather than biology. Enduring love is something that so many of us have to offer but are unsure of or afraid to take the step of offering it. Sometimes you have to take the step. You have to get out of your comfort zone and take a risk. Sometimes you have to listen to your heart if it is calling out to you to provide a home for a child. These kids are worth the risk. They deserve to be special to someone. They deserve a family and a home and happiness. They deserve enduring love. Please allow me to introduce you to 3 siblings that are amazing and want nothing more than a forever family. They deserve enduring love.

Caprice’ana (16) and her twin brothers Ja’Qone and Ja’Vone (17) live in Mississippi. Caprice’ana is a friendly and out-going girl who knows her own mind. She loves to sing and dance. She likes school and her favorite subject is math. One day she would like to travel around the world. She would like to have a family that is kind and goes to church together. Ja’Qone considers himself a nice and caring person. He enjoys playing video games, but also likes to play sports, especially basketball. He loves dogs because they love you back and protect you. Twin Ja’Vone says his best trait is that he gets along well with others and has good friends. He enjoys playing basketball and staying active too. He would like to travel one day, and maybe even be a truck driver so he can see a lot of the country. He will not have trouble finding that job! Ideally, Caprice’ana and her brothers will be adopted together. In addition to Ja’vone and Ja’Qone, they have an older brother, Jamie.

Can you open your heart and your home to these siblings? Can someone you know do that? We’d love to hear from you. For more information on these kids please get in touch with [email protected] Or DM us! Thank you!!

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Forever Family Friday – McKaya

Provide care and love…Create a stable environment…Build up their self confidence…Spend quality time with them…Share morals, values and have conversations about making good choices…Help them make tough decisions…Help with money management…Coach them up…Empower them to be all that they can be…Teach them to be kind, loving, inspiring and giving to others. Are you asking yourself what in the world is this crazy lady talking about?!?! Well…I was just sitting here watching March Madness basketball games and thinking about my post today and thinking about last night with my own kids…we were calling each other, texting each other and talking about our brackets and the upsets that happened in all the games and then I just started thinking wow just that little moment of fun family interaction is not experienced by most kids in foster care. I then started processing a list in my mind of what providing and parenting is all about to me and how foster kids miss out on so much of that. And to me that is what shapes and molds us as individuals. And that this beautiful young lady that I’m posting today probably has not experienced much of it either. It’s heartbreaking to me. McKaya, to no fault of her own, needs to experience EVERYTHING I listed above and more. Please let me tell you about her! 

She is 16 years old and lives in Alabama. She is very inquisitive and fun loving. McKaya’s perfect day would be a fun pool party with swimming and lots of smiles and laughter. After graduation she would like to be a hairstylist. When asked what a family means to her she said someone who “cares, listens, holds hands even when going through something.” With a family she would love to do activities like shopping, getting her nails done and maybe even vacay in Florida. I love all of that. If she had a new room she would decorate it with Hello Kitty. I do love me some Hello Kitty. I think I have found a new friend. 

McKaya will thrive in a stable, structured family that will provide her with unconditional love. Can you help? For more information please contact Daliscia at [email protected]  Photographed by Stephanie Fisher Photography

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Forever Family Friday – Evan

I know everyone has a lot on their plates right now and I hate to keep piling on these request because good grief things in this world are crazy enough. I hate to even turn the TV on because it’s all so heartbreaking. But I need a tiny favor from you. I need you to just share this post with one person. That’s it…Look…I’m not asking you to cook a meal or pay a visit to anyone or make a donation or even make a call. I just need you to help me advocate for these kids. We need them to be seen. We need them to know they are deserving and worthy and valuable. The more we share the post.. the more people will see it and the better the opportunity for someone to look at one of the pictures and feel a tug at their heart. I pray someone looks at Evan’s picture this week and gets that feeling of wanting to support…to protect and to make Evan a part of their family. 

Evan is 14 years old and lives in Arizona. He is adventurous and curious and does not shy away from learning new things! He enjoys being active and playing basketball, and loves to learn. Evan enjoys going to the park, playing sports and paintball. Evan’s adventurous side makes him fearless and curious about trying foods from all different cultures. His favorites are sushi, barbecue and Mexican foods. He would like to visit Mongolian Grill for a special occasion. He has a particular interest in Drama class. Evan would benefit from a family that provides unconditional love and boundaries. Every child deserves unconditional love. Can you provide that for Evan? Please share Evan with someone you know! He needs all of us to advocate for him! 

For questions and additional information on Evan please contact Heather at [email protected]

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Forever Family Friday – Haley

Almost one third of the youth who “age out” of foster care become homeless. This is not the first time we’ve discussed this. Homeless…most of us can’t even relate to that. Living on the streets…sleeping in cardboard boxes under bridges or trying to find a homeless shelter every single night…eating out of garbage cans at fast food restaurants…bathing or sponging off in gas station bathrooms…I could go on and on. I’ve witnessed each and everyone of those scenarios more times than I care to remember. And it is literally thrust upon these kids because of no fault of their own. They have little to no stability and love is rare. They just want someone to call family! Someone to be there for them. This is why we need you. I know I bug you guys every Friday but you are our difference makers. We have changed the lives of many of these kids by talking about them and sharing them in our social media. Here’s another amazing human that needs our help. Please meet Haley. She has a few years to go before she ages out, so I am prayerful and hopeful for her! We need to help Haley find her forever family.

Haley is 13 and lives in Tennessee. Bubbly and energetic, Haley wants to be a teacher or a photographer when she grows up. One day she would like to visit Paris and see the Eifel Tower! Me too Haley!  She likes playing volleyball and basketball, and has a huge love for dogs and horses. Math is her favorite subject as she finds it easy. Haley enjoys singing, reading and has an interest in cheerleading. Family and friends are some of the things that are most important to her. She describes herself as caring and loving. She cares about people, “even if they don’t care about me.” How heartbreaking is that sentiment. Please, please, please share Haley! For more information please contact americaskidsbelong.org, or DM us!

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