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Daniel loves electronics! One of his all-time favorite outings is going to Fred Meyer and hanging out in the Electronics Department, which gives him a chance to explore! He quickly figures things out and displays a natural brilliance with technology. Daniel’s case manager describes him enthusiastically as an “amazing, amazing little boy!”
An active child, Daniel enjoys climbing trees and riding his bike outdoors as well as playing math-related games, board games and Minecraft indoors. He also likes to create and build with Legos. And when it comes to puzzles, the more pieces the better! Daniel is also a fan of playing soccer, basketball, and a few other team sports. Extremely bright and inquisitive, Daniel has a lively sense of curiosity and is a good reader.
A family that has a good understanding of how to support children with attention challenges and who have lots of energy (and sometimes an impulsive spirit) would be the best fit for Daniel. His case worker says parents who are not prone to an authoritative parenting style (and have the time to attentively sit down and rationally explain situations and responses) would be ideal. When Daniel understands directions, he follows them impeccably. Parenting this sensitive, but impassioned young man involves a lot of time and attentive effort, so it’s important that parent(s) have strong outlets to relax and rejuvenate.
Daniel does best in a small classroom with lots of supervision and coaching. He will continue to benefit from support academically and help with developing his social skills even more, while he also works on how to best respond to new situations. Lately, Daniel has really come out of his shell, laughing more and joking around! He enjoys making new friends, connecting with people, and sharing. Daniel’s case worker hopes to hear from warm, nurturing couples who have the desire to make a real difference in the life of a boy who longs to have a family that will stick by his side.
To learn more about Daniel, watch his video clip.
She’s a medical miracle. Due to her complex medical issues at birth, she was not expected to make it past infancy. But she’s still here fighting and surprising everyone at her resiliency.
Those who know Darrianne — an intelligent, precocious, and outgoing girl — enjoy her sense of humor and her warm personality. Darrianne has many interests and among them, an affinity for cooking and helping out in the kitchen. She has talent and a love of art and creating jewelry. Also a pop and country music fan, she enjoys singing.
Despite needing to catch up to her peers after multiple surgeries, Darrianne has made every developmental milestone on time. She’s now in fourth grade and gets the extra help she needs due to time missed from school.
Not surprisingly, the most influential adults in Darrianne’s life are the nurses and other care providers who have known her over several years. Although the medical issues are primary, this young lady’s social workers would like her to have opportunity to be part of a family, with parents who will take the time to understand her emotional needs and allow her time to bond and build trust together. They would like her to have that sense of belonging and connection that comes from a loving, committed family.
The family adopting Darrianne will need to have the level of medical knowledge or experience to help her manage and stabilize her health issues on the home front as well as make sure she has all of the outside support and resources she needs. Because Darrianne is on the kidney transplant waiting list and is receiving hemodialysis, she must remain in the Greater Seattle area to have immediate access to Seattle Children's Hospital.
Photography by Christina Klas.
To learn more about Darrianne, watch her video clip.
David, Malachi, Naomi, Nehemiah
David (9), Malachi (7), Naomi (6), and Nehemiah (5) are children with very strong sibling bonds. More than anything, they want to find an adoptive family who gives them the opportunity to grow up together. These siblings are currently in three separate foster families and look forward to regular visits with one another.
Although on the quiet side, David has a playful sense of humor. He loves to joke around and make people laugh. Malachi loves to take things apart, and then figure out how to put them back together. He is charming, sweet and always on the move. Naomi loves music, singing, swimming, and playing with baby dolls. She longs for a family who will give her lots of time and attention. Nehemiah is inquisitive, friendly, affectionate, outgoing and well-behaved. He's a curious and engaging little boy who loves to ask questions about the world around him.
The social worker for this energetic foursome is looking for couples who have the stamina, nurturing and patience to welcome four children into their family. Parents with the skills and disposition to encourage each child to reach his or her potential are essential. A strong fit for these siblings will likely be a couple experienced with children who are working on their developmental and behavioral skills and sensitive to the needs of children with difficult or traumatic pasts. The parents will need to live in a community with special educational and developmental health resources readily available. Having a good repertoire of parenting strategies and a background in working with different behaviors will be a huge plus in meeting the children's needs.
To learn more about these siblings, watch their video clip.
Derick has a passion for building and design, especially when it comes to Legos. He can see himself growing up to become an architect and recently received an A+ in art class for a dream house he designed on the computer. Along with having artistic interests including drawing, Derick also appreciates the outdoors, where he has a love of bike riding and even enjoys volunteering for yard work.
Derick is interested in participating in band at school and occasionally on weekends, attends church with a friend. He loves Mexican food, gumbo, pizza and spaghetti. And he’s a fan of telling jokes, acting silly, cheering loudly and flashing his lovely smile!
A very energetic and social boy, Derick is enthusiastic about amusement parks, travel, board games and video games. Although he learns and plays with his peers at school, he welcomes more friends he can engage with outside of school.
An ideal parent or parents for Derick would be experienced with children who have experienced challenging or traumatic pasts and would be willing to be a part of ongoing counseling. Please contact Lynne at Lynnem@wacap.org for more information about Derick.
Gabby is a sweet 16-year-old girl with a beautiful heart. She is artistic and loves doing arts and crafts. She enjoys cooking, watching movies, playing video games, swimming, and participating in equine therapy. Gabby also likes spending time outdoors playing sports. She’s an honest and helpful teen who enjoys being with others.
Gabby is going into 10th grade and enjoys school. She will do best in a home with older peers and female caregivers. Her adoptive family will benefit from understanding the impact of abuse on a child’s emotional and cognitive development. They must be willing to love her unconditionally, provide her with opportunities for growth, model appropriate boundaries, and provide a structured, loving home that will help her be successful.
Gabby is looking for a family in Eastern Washington so she can remain close to her great-grandmother, who has been a wonderful source of support for her. She also wants to maintain ties with her younger brother, and would like a family with pets, such as dogs, cats, or fish.
To learn more about Gabby, watch her video clip.
Intelligent, engaging and enthusiastic, Greg has tons of academic potential. He’s bright, imaginative and inquisitive, and just recently made the honor roll at his school. Greg’s creativity is so complex that he can make up games with all the detailed rules of play on the spur of the moment.
Like most boys his age, Greg loves video games. A child with an amazing imagination, Greg also loves magical, mythical creatures and anything about wizards and witches. He likes to draw, read science fiction and play card games with his friends. Currently Greg is studying for his learner’s permit and is excited to get behind the wheel.
Greg is well liked by his peers and teachers. His principal says Greg is a really great kid, gets all of his work done and is a real pleasure to be around. While Greg would love both a mom and a dad in his adoptive family, he would also do well with a skilled single parent, especially one with a strong support system of family and friends.
To learn more about Greg, watch his video clip.
Fifteen-year-old Holly is a polite, soft spoken girl. She likes to go to church and aspires to attend college, so she can work with children when she grows up. Her creativity is expressed through cooking. She loves learning new recipes and tasting the results! Color is also important to her artistic nature. She will spend hours absorbed in drawing and coloring. And she has an appreciation of music, especially Christian rock, 80's rock and Asian pop.
Holly has worked hard to strengthen her body through exercise. She enjoys jumping rope, soccer and running. But she prefers visiting museums and reading books over sports. Baby animals will bring the quickest smile to her face, though. She loves to brush and care for them (even goats) and she is definitely a fan of dogs and cats.
Holly likes rural living, but enjoys the city too. Because English is her second language, she is working to catch up in school and she receives extra support with a specialized class. Math is her strongest subject.
Longing for peacefulness and one-on-one attention, Holly has asked for an adoptive family and is waiting patiently, but is getting worried. Parents that are experienced with older child adoption, and have knowledge of how children are affected by neglect and abuse, would be an especially good fit for Holly. She needs a parent or parents who are committed to counseling and standing by her, as she works through difficult issues from her past. To learn more about Holly, contact Lynne Mason