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Forever Family Friday – Christopher

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week.

While most of us are preparing our homes and “ordering” our turkeys, decorating for Christmas and making lists and plans, there are children that are simply looking for hope. They are just asking for the basics. They are just wanting to be loved. They are longing for a family.

We have the opportunity to make those simple hopes and dreams a reality! If you have ever considered opening your heart and your home this is a great time.

The needs are at an epidemic level. Kids are aging out of foster care every minute of every day. These kids just need someone to remind them that they are worthy.

You may not be able to adopt but we all can do something! The one thing we ALL can do is share, repost and like #ForeverFamilyFriday posts.

Foster care is a system we can fix. But is takes all of us. All of us doing our part. Please join us in this. Please do it for Christopher.

Look at that smile! He is 12, from Louisiana, and is looking for a family to provide him unconditional love and patience.

Wow. That should not be at the top of a list. That should be taken for granted. But for most kids they do not have that. He is fun, enthusiastic, polite and has a lot of energy.

Christopher enjoys playing and watching all sports, especially football, baseball and basketball. I KNOW my insta family loves sports too! He enjoys playing video games and eating pizza and grilled cheese sandwiches. He is a very caring and thoughtful child who loves dancing and being the center of attention.

Please help Christopher find his forever family. Contact Patti Herbert for more info! [email protected] #ForeverFamilyFriday #FosterCare #Adoption #FamiliesDontHaveToMatch #UnconditionalLove #Patience #OpenHeartsOpenHomes

Forever Family Friday – Tempe

This week we recognized #WorldAdoptionDay.

Globally there are over 140 MILLION children who are in immediate need of a family. 104,236 of those children are RIGHT HERE in the United States of America. 104,236 children who just need ONE person to step up and choose them. Not one of those kids asked to be in this situation. This was not their dream and by no fault of their own are in this situation.

Tempe (short for Temperance!) is one of those children. 

Tempe is a 13-year-old high spirited and bubbly girl from Arizona who loves to be out and about. Can I get an amen to being out and about raised_hands She likes soccer, rollerblading, going to the park and her absolute favorite activity is  horseback riding.

Tempe enjoys spending time riding and caring for each horse in her equine therapy program. One day, Tempe wants to own a ranch and raise horses and other animals. I love an ambitious girl with big dreams and a kind heart. Do you know someone that has a ranch or farm with horses? What a great fit that could be for Tempe.

Please help us find her a #foreverfamily. Let’s make this the best Christmas Tempe has ever had!

**Please know that all children we share can be adopted from any state. Also, we have had many questions about cost. There is little to no cost in adopting from foster care! The first step is getting your home study completed. That is necessary for all children.

Please contact [email protected] and they can answer all your questions!

#ForeverFamilyFriday week three!

Forever Family Friday – Antonio

Wow. It has been quite a week. I for one am exhausted!

While we have been worried about elections and pandemics and toilet paper and so many other things…hundreds and thousands of children are worried about their next meal. Or who will help them with homework. Or who will help them if they are sick.

I understand that everyone has their own issue and or struggles but basic necessities like food, clothing, shelter and most of all LOVE should not be on the list of a kid!

I’m not sure how many of you shared Christina last Friday but I hope and pray that you will share Antonio. It will take 20 seconds to pop this on your Facebook or tweet it or repost this. You never know who will see it.

Please let me introduce Antonio to you! He is 14 years old and is from Mississippi. He has been waiting for his forever family for almost 4 years! I just can’t imagine that.

He has missed 4 birthdays with a family. He has missed 4 Christmases. That is just NOT ok! He enjoys football and basketball like most boys his age. He aspires to being a professional football player.

If he visits anywhere in the world he would like to travel to Kansas City because he dreams of playing with the @chiefs! His biggest dreams are reserved for his forever family – one that hopefully likes football as much as he does.

Please help us find Antonio his forever family! It take a village! Team Tuohy needs you…Antonio needs you! 

Thank you!

#ForeverFamilyFriday week two!
Please contact [email protected] or call 601-359-4133
Chris Grillis Photography. 

Forever Family Friday – Christina

Deep breath in and exhale out and here we go… we are kicking National Adoption Month off a few days early but it is Friday and if you look at my instastory today it explains our new approach to posting these amazing kids. Here’s to our first #ForeverFamilyFriday!

I like the way that sounds. This might be the best thing to come out of 2020! We will be sharing a child every Friday in need of their forever family! There are an estimated 425,000+ children in “the system” and 124,000 of them are ready to go today – as in paper work is complete and they need someone to say YES!

Please ponder over each picture. Pray for each child. Pray for someone to open their heart and their home. I wish this country would take a timeout and really focus on these kids. It is my hope over the next 52 weeks that you will journey with us…that you will truly have a passion to make a difference in the lives of these 52 children, share them with you co-workers, neighbors, family members, consider these children for YOUR home, and of course please repost and share on your social media.

Maybe you’ve never considered adoption and this will get your mind thinking. We need participation on all levels! Everything matters. You never know who sees what or hears what that could be the difference maker for one of these kids. We are counting on you to be a part of team Tuohy!

On that note! Please let me introduce to you Christina – a little girl with a big personality who is 11 years old and lives in Florida. Strong willed and loving, Christina adores animals, going to the park and swimming.  She has been working hard in school and is proud of the A she got on her last math test! Her most perfect day would be spent at Disney World (ME TOO!) And can I say I love her unicorn vibe!

I love everything about this beautiful child and the thought that she has no family breaks my heart. Let’s try and make Christina’s future brighter and be the reason she smiles! 

For more information in Christina please contact the Heart Gallery of Tampa 813-314-2021.

Alicia Johnson Photography