Category: Wish List

Nathan

Yesterday as I took a few minutes to reflect on all the things that I am truly thankful for, you guys were at the top of my list. I mean that! Thank you all so very much for journeying with me over the past year. Thank you for your kind words, support, encouragement. Thank you for sharing the posts each week and talking about and inquiring about all the kids we have posted. And oh my gosh…thank you to each and everyone one of you that have stepped up and helped us to provide Christmas for so many of our #ForeverFamilyFriday kids. As of today you all have supplied ALL gifts for 17 kids. We are getting closer each day to reaching our goal! How exciting is that. Please please, please continue to share the wish lists so EVERY one of these kids will have a reason to smile and believe in the goodness of others this Christmas season.

Please meet Nathan! He is 16 and lives in Arizona. Nathan is easily entertained by different craft projects – especially making slime. He has a great sense of humor and delights in teasing people and getting teased. When Nathan isn’t spending time outside, you can find him playing video games on his Xbox. Nathan’s favorite class is science, and one of his best memories of school was when he built a replica of Earth with moveable plates to understand how earthquakes happen. Nathan loves chocolate milk, and he will never turn down a visit to his favorite restaurant—Golden Corral. We will have to introduce him to Taco Bell!

Nathan looks forward to meeting his forever family. He would like to be adopted by a family that can offer security, stability, and love. Can you be that family for Nathan? Do you know someone that could? For more information please contact Heather at [email protected]

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Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center

Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is a 501c3 nonprofit in the Panhandle of Florida. These gifts will go directly to children that come to them in the height of crisis. ECCAC supplies emergency resources such as clothing, school supplies and other necessities. Each year they serve children and young adults in emergency due to sexual, physical and drug endangerment situations. They will support their education preparedness ensuring each young adult has the supplies and resources, including tutoring, so they do not drop any lower educationally in time of chaos and crisis.

  • A child friendly atmosphere for recording interviews, on-site medical evaluations and assessments, utilizing “state of the art” technology.
  • Coordination and facilitation of investigative, legal, social, medical and mental health services through a model “team” approach.
  • Multi-disciplinary team (law enforcement, prosecution, mental health, social services, child protection team) case reviews and case tracking through the Center’s case advocate program.
  • Mental health services – full-time licensed mental health therapists help reduce the trauma abused children suffer.  They save and restore lost childhoods.
  • Community resources for information, referral and help.
  • Professional training and educational presentations at the community, state, and national level.
  • Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program targeted at organizations working with children to include churches and daycares.
  • Family services fund for immediate critical needs of children and families.

Please visit https://www.eccac.org/ to learn more!

Omyriah

It’s here!!! No, not Thanksgiving or Christmas! Saturday is National Adoption Day! Woooo Whooo!! I know most of you are starting to prepare to spend time with family and friends for this upcoming holiday season and tomorrow will be the first day that many kids that have been in the system will get to do the same thing with their new “Forever Families.” It will be official. That’s just so exciting to me. And in the spirit of National Adoption Day and also the kicking off of the giving season… we are going to be doing several things that I hope you will be involved with. We have an opportunity to give back. We have an opportunity to provide Christmas and deliver Merry and Bright. We have the opportunity to be the reason these kids smile. If you’ve been journeying along with me the past year…you know my heart goes out to kids who don’t have love or families or opportunities or traditions. Be on the look out Saturday for giveaways and for a wish list that will be game changers to many. As I said…Tomorrow is National Adoption Day but first let’s meet Omyriah. She needs us! 

Omyriah is 17 and lives in South Carolina. She describes herself as funny, smart and helpful. She enjoys new opportunities and is looking forward to a career in nursing. Biology is a favorite subject and her favorite book is “The Coldest Winter Ever.” In her spare time, Omyriah enjoys playing football and watching TV. She hopes to find a nice home with younger siblings and parents who can assist in fulfilling her goals. Thank you for reading this and for having a heart to make a difference! For more information on Omyriah please contact Shannon at (843) 519-0097 or [email protected] Photo by Lindsay Haselden

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Ashunte

Please meet Ashunte. She is 15 and lives in Alabama. She is described as smart and sweet, and a very talented artist who loves to draw. She advocates for herself and is persistent and determined! Ashunte works hard in school, is well liked by her peers, and loves helping others. Curious and eager to learn new things, Ashunte loves electronics and reading, and wants to be a teacher when she grows up! When asked what family means she said “kind and there when I need them to be.” Can you be that family for Ashunte? Can you be there for her? Please Meredith at [email protected].

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Ahdrina

Ahdrina is 11 years old and is from Arizona. She is very compassionate and bonds easily with people. She enjoys watching cartoons on Disney and Nickelodeon, and her favorite TV show is Dora because she shares her sense of adventure. Ahdrina said that she listens to Christian music because it makes her feel happy. When it’s hot outside, Ahdrina likes to play in the sprinkler or throw a baseball around in the backyard. She is very athletic and says her perfect day would include playing baseball, soccer, gymnastics, and basketball. Ahdrina aspires to go to college and become an FBI agent when she grows up because she likes figuring things out.

Ahdrina is caring and empathetic and has a great sense of humor. She would like her future family to know that she likes to make people happy when they feel sad. Ahdrina thrives on one-on-one attention and will flourish in a family that would allow her to participate in sports. Please share Ahdrina with others. And if you can be the family for Ahdrina, please call Heather at [email protected]

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Marcellous and Shaidale

Please meet Marcellous and Shaidale. Marcellous is 14 and Shaidale is 13 and these brothers need their forever family! They need love. They need you. They are well behaved and helpful and enjoy spending time with others, going to the park and learning about math at school. Marcellous is loveable, respectful and sociable. He enjoys electronics, bowling, Monopoly and video games. He also enjoys playing football and basketball, listening to rap music, having a barbecue and watching football, especially the Falcons! He looks forward to going to college and possibly becoming a policeman when he grows up. Shaidale loves to ride his bike, play soccer and participate in activities, especially those where he can be the leader. He also enjoys snacks and sweets, playing video games and listening to any kind of music.

These sweet boys from Georgia need a loving adoptive family who will give them the attention, support, encouragement, structure and nurturing environment they need to continue to thrive and reach their goals. They have siblings who have been planned for separately so their family will need to support their desire to maintain their relationship with them. Can you be that family for Marcellous and Shaidale? Please help us share these boys this week. For more information please contact [email protected]

To see Marcellous and Shaidale’s video click here !

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Daizy

Daizy is 14 years old and lives in Georgia. She is thoughtful, kind, creative, adventurous, brave and eclectic. She enjoys reading, drawing, playing football, riding bikes and listening to rap, rock and pop music. She said one day she hopes to be an OBGYN…or a rapper! She would like to sing with others and participate in gymnastics. Math is Daizy’s favorite subject and she earns good grades in school!

When asked if she could have 3 wishes she would wish for a family again, a dog, and be able to go hunting. Daizy said she always wanted to  be a part of a family “to have someone to care for me and make me feel warm.” She would love on family night to go camping, hang out or have a movie night!

Daizy needs a loving and patient adoptive family who will give her the attention, support, encouragement, structure and nurturing environment she needs to continue to thrive and reach her goals. For more information please contact Rebecca at [email protected] To see Daizy’s video click here ❤️

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#Georgia

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Aries

Aries is 10 years old and lives in Florida. Not only does he have the biggest, sweetest smile that will instantly draw you in, he also has the cutest personality and great manners to boot! Like most boys his age, Aries loves to play outside, ride his bike, dreams of going to Disney World, and hopes to wake up with the super power of being able to fly. His favorite subject in school is algebra and he is pretty proud of earning Student of the Week at his school.

Aries has been through quite a bit in his short life. He needs a home filled with ongoing encouragement and positivity and individualized attention. He needs a patient family who is willing to work with him through any difficulties he faces. Aries yearns for the support of a strong male role model and would love a family who is extremely involved and loves to do fun things together. Can you be that family for Aries? Can you help him take his charming smiling self and love him into the next season of his life? For more info please contact The Heart Gallery of Tampa at 813-314-2021. Alicia Johnson Photography.

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Emerald

Please meet Emerald. She is 13 and lives in Mississippi. Emerald is a sweet and strong-willed girl. She describes herself as funny and caring. She hasn’t thought too much about what she wants to be when she grows up, but for now she enjoys drawing and coloring. One day, she would like to travel to California. Emerald would like an understanding family with a mom and a dad who will adopt her and her little sister, Kai. She adds it would be great if they had a little dog or even a puppy. She needs reassurance that a family is forever. The opportunity to grow your family and give hope and love to two sweet girls is just a phone call/email away. Again, thank you! For more information please contact [email protected]. Photography by: Greg Campbell Photography

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