Archive: December 12, 2022

Forever Family Friday – Javari and Javion

Christmas is here! I mean like within hours and as children, and actually adults too, eagerly and excitedly await all the specialness (is that a word?) of the season to come together to celebrate the birth of Christ, I just wanted to again say thank you to each and everyone of you that helped us clear our Christmas wish lists for our #ForeverFamilyFriday foster kids. These kids won’t be surround with family and friends nor will they be eating some fabulous meal that is made with old family recipes. However many of them, because of you, will be opening gifts. These gifts are things they had hoped for and receiving them tells them that they matter and are valuable and worthy. For many foster kids Christmas is a time of confusion, fear and pain. So know that because of you and your generosity, many will have a magical day…as they should. And our prayer for every child will be a forever family this year!! Please allow me to introduce you to two brothers who would want nothing more than parents this Christmas.

Javari is 15 and Javion is 14 and they live in South Carolina. They describe themselves as funny, athletic, intelligent, and respectful. Javion likes action and scary movies and Javari likes them all. Both brothers want a family that has good intentions and good hearts. Wow. That is not a long list. Surely we can help find a family for them with good intentions and good hearts. I know all of you guys have both those characteristics. Your help would be greatly appreciated and Merry Christmas!

For more information please contact Hezekiah at [email protected] or 864-953-9458. OR DM us!

Forever Family Friday – Amara

Happy #ForeverFamilyFriday Christmas edition! WOW! The support you have shown over the year commenting, posting, sharing and praying for these kids has been huge. And now I’m asking one more thing….to help make their Christmas a little brighter. We have dozens of kids on our website with wish lists. Kids who will not get any other gifts. Socks and hoodies. Candy. Wow. Older kids asking for towels and kitchen appliances. Basics. Of course some want headphones, air pods and technology and you’ll see that on their lists too. We can all do something. So whether its clearing an entire list or purchasing a $10 item I hope you’ll join us! But most of all pray. That they feel valued. And loved. And that they one day have their forever family. Please meet Amara.

Amara is 12 and lives in Alabama. You may remember Theodore and Keegan who we shared a few weeks ago. Now I would like you to meet their sister. She is an outgoing, talkative and extremely intelligent girl with a great personality. She loves to read, sing, play the violin and the piano. She enjoys swimming, art, walks and playing with animals. She is very mature for her age and loves all things “science” and would like to be a scientist when she grows up….or a singer, or a nurse! One day she would like to travel to Hawaii as she loves the beach and the water. When asked what she would like for a gift, she said “A family. Any kind of family. I’m ready to find a home.”

Amara will do best with a mother who is very patient and can provide her with unconditional love and one on one attention. Can you be that person for Amara? Please contact [email protected] for more information. Thank you!


Children In Crisis

Children In Crisis, Florida is a 501c nonprofit committed to finding homes for children in foster care and keeping brothers and sisters together in the panhandle of Florida. Since 2008, they have given a safe and loving home to over 995 children. They have an Emergency Shelter, five-family foster homes, and an Opportunity home, with 8-studio apartments for the young adults that age out of Foster Care. They also have a clubhouse and Administration Offices, with a new Therapy Center due to be completed spring of 2022.

In addition they have 2 specific children indeed of Christmas support and love this year. They have “Aged out” of the system and will be living at the Opportunity House.

Forever Family Friday – Johnny

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! You all have been incredibly generous and amazing in purchasing gifts for the foster kids wish lists that we have shared. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart! Please know that you have made a difference in the lives of deserving kids this Christmas season. We still have a few more items that are available to purchase if you want to join the giving band wagon. Some of you have shared with me that a gift your ordered may not arrive on time. The agencies are aware. They know Santa may be a few days late with some items this year. Even Santa has to deal with supply chain shortages 😉Everyone is doing the best that they can and even if it arrives late it will still be enjoyed! These kids are asking for t-shirts and socks and basic essentials that most of us take for granted. We asked them to shoot for the moon on their list. So there are some items that are just things that they are “wishing” for! However…The best gift of all for these kids would be a family. Please keep praying, sharing and posting them. And hopefully that Christmas Miracle will come true for some! Now please allow me to introduce you to Johnny.

Johnny is 12 years old and lives in Arizona. But…remember all children we share can be adopted outside of their home state. Johnny enjoys basketball and football – especially the Golden State Warriors. His favorite players are Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. Johnny likes school and is very sociable. He likes PE and playing sports with his friends, and math is his favorite subject. In the next year he would like to join a basketball or football team.

The ideal family for Johnny would be loving, patient, structured and active! Johnny strongly desires a family willing to go out and do fun things together, such as bowling and going to the movies, or taking him to the arcade. He needs consistency and would thrive in a family that can show him that they are in it for the long haul, and are also willing to maintain connections to his sister.

For more information please contact Heather at [email protected]


Mikhail is 20 years old and has been a resident of Opportunity House for 2 years within “Children In Crisis.” Mikhail spent most of his life in Pensacola, Florida, but moved to Fort Walton Beach for his high school years and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School. He has worked a variety of jobs since being at Children in Crisis and attended Okaloosa Technical College where he enrolled in their IT program.
Mikhail saved up his income and purchased his first vehicle this year and will be applying to take classes
at Northwest Florida State College. Mikhail has a strong interest in computers and enjoys


Kevyn is 22 years old and has been a resident of Opportunity House within “Children in Crisis” for three and a half years. He grew up in Crestview, Florida and graduated from Crestview High School. He is currently a senior at Northwest Florida State College where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. In
addition to being a full-time student, Kevyn also works a full-time job and is saving money to purchase
his first car. Kevyn is a hard worker, intelligent, soft spoken, and has a very kind heart.

Forever Family Friday – Haley

Happy Forever Family Friday y’all! Ok… Listen to me for just a minute. I know everyone is getting all jacked up about Christmas and you are decking the halls and shopping and wrapping presents and making your list and checking it twice. I get it. I’m right there with you And my heart is so full as I think of the birth of Christ and the celebration of that miraculous night. We are all so focused on so many things this time of the year that I’m concerned that we might not pause just a moment to talk about and share this amazing young lady. Please meet Haley, who deserves our undivided attention.

Haley is 14 and lives in Florida and has a heart of gold! She is generally a happy girl who has a bubbly personality. She is energetic, fun loving, and always tries to make everyone around her happy. Haley is an avid soccer player, and is happiest when she’s kicking the ball around, perfecting her shots or her footwork. She is an all around active kid, and also loves swimming. Her perfect day would be “going to the beach or playing dodgeball all day.” She often thinks about others before herself, buying presents for her brothers with her allowance. Haley wants to be a teacher when she grows up and does great with younger children. Haley would like a family that will love her, support her, and cheer her on in life. Can you take just a minute out of your busy Christmas schedule and share this young lady on your social media? Can you be that forever family for Haley? Do you know someone that could be her family? Your help is greatly appreciated! Many blessings to you and your family this Christmas season! ✝️❤️💚

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