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Engaging and friendly, Dametries looks forward to joining an adoptive family with parents who understand the daily needs of individuals with disabilities. He is fun-loving and has a wide variety of interests. He loves sports, especially playing in the outfield on his baseball team. He claims to be a better fielder than hitter, although he has hit a few home runs lately.
Dametries love music, and thanks to his excellent memory, he knows the words to many of his favorite country and western songs. He loves to sing loudly while playing the guitar. He enjoys TV and is a big fan of Scooby Doo and the Transformers.
He is enjoying all school has to offer, and recently received a certificate for maintaining academic excellence. A family who could keep him connected to the Native American community would be ideal for Dametries.
To learn more about Dametries, watch his video clip.
Dravyn loves doing things with people, whether it’s chores, sports or playing with magic cards. He has a great sense of humor and likes to share jokes and laugh. Dravyn enjoys participating in activities such as swimming, roller skating, horseback riding and playing video games. He previously took tae kwon do lessons and says he would like to do that again. He also likes cars, especially Corvettes.
Dravyn has a bright and engaging personality. He is very smart and is doing well academically. He enjoys school and his favorite subject is math. Dravyn would benefit from a family able to provide nurturing and affection combined with clear expectations, consistent follow-through, and a structured routine. He is excited about being adopted and very much wants to be part of a physically and emotionally safe family.
To learn more about Dravyn, watch his video clip.
Elana is a genuinely kind and polite young woman. She prides herself in being friendly to others and is often quick to offer a helping hand to someone in need. She helps out in a special education class for peers with physical handicaps, and is doing well at showing empathy and being a leader. A creative young lady, Elana enjoys expressing herself through music, fashion and social networking. Two of her biggest interests at the moment are Justin Bieber and her new pottery class at school.
Elana is in the eighth grade and sings in the school choir. She has four birth siblings, whom she still visits twice a month. She will be counting on her adoptive parent(s) to help her maintain contact with her siblings as she grows up. Elana will thrive in a family where she has lots of one-on-one parental time and attention. She would also like opportunities to feel pride in her heritage and to participate in the African-American community.
To learn more about Elana, watch her video clip.
Gabby is a sweet 15-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.
George is an energetic fella, with a fun sense of humor. With six brothers and sisters who have found loving adoptive families, now it is George’s turn. George and his sister Helen have a special closeness, and it has been especially hard for them to be separated. In order to allow these siblings to stay connected, George’s case worker is looking for adoptive parents who live in King County, or those living out of the area, who are able to commit to maintaining in-person visits, multiple times a year.
George is very proud of his Canadian First Nations heritage and wants to continue to participate in Native ceremonies and be connected to the local Native community. The family chosen for George will need to help maintain his cultural ties and relationships within his birth family. George is in fourth grade and gets additional help with reading, math and other academic subjects to help him stay on track. He loves playing football on a community team and playing outdoors with neighborhood children.
George’s social worker especially wants to hear from experienced adoptive parents who are very patient, flexible and nurturing. They must be effective advocates for educational and developmental resources. Having a good repertoire of behavior tools and strategies will help George’s adoptive parents meet his needs.
To learn more about George, watch his 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.