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Virginia Children Waiting for an Adoptive Family 
There are over 1,000 children in teh Virginia foster care system waiting for adoption. Many of these children are nine and older and have experienced trauma in their lives. They need what every child needs; to be part of a family, to be treated with kindness and respect, to be nurtured, to have fun and to have a place that is called HOME.

Children who leave the foster care system without a permanent family do not often overcome the odds of dropping out of school, become incarcerated and/or homeless. They often require community mental health and welfare assistance programs. C2Adopt provides free informational meetings for families to answer any questions related to adoption. C2Adopt also offers workshops regarding adoption issues and parenting techniques. C2Adopt is unique to other agencies as it offers support during the adoption process as well as post adoption services and support.


In our effort to limit the digital footprint of our children and youth, Virginia has elected to only provide photos to inquiring families. A digital footprint could be described as a trail left behind when someone uses the internet e.g. websites visited, social media accounts, photos, etc. The state wants to be cautious as to who can see and potentially have access to youth’s info.​

There are over 1,000 children waiting for adoption in Virginia
Camille is a creative and respectful 15-year-old female. Camille enjoys reading vampire books, K-Pop, and loves Orange Chicken. She is shy around people she does not know, but once she warms up, she is able to communicate her wants and needs. Camille is making progress with her social skills with peers, learning how to advocate for herself, and becoming more confident. It’s important to her to find a family who is open to maintaining contact with her birth family.​

To learn more about Camille, click HERE!

        If you are interested in learning more, please contact please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881

Leyem is an intelligent 12-year-old boy with a great sense of humor. He enjoys playing with matchbox cars, collecting shells, playing basketball, riding his bike, and playing outside. He has been described as ‘tech savvy’ and he loves to be helpful around the house. Leyem would benefit from a two parent house who can provide him with structure, routine, and lots of one on one attention. Leyem will also benefit from parents who are skilled in trauma informed parenting techniques and who are open to services. Leyem would love it if his forever family also had a dog he could help walk. 

To learn more about Leyem, click HERE!

If you'd like to learn more about Leyem, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org

Chelea is a 17 year old with a big personality, who can draw people in. Chelea is smart, hardworking, and has persevered through many difficult situations. She is described as funny and lighthearted and a good advocate for herself. Chelea has worked hard on her behaviors at school and in her group home and has done wonderfully. She has made amazing progress and has earned several new privileges, which she is excited about! Chelea would do best with a family that is flexible and easy going. She would do well with parents who will find balance between fostering her growing independence and spending time together as a family. 

If you are the right family for Chelea, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or by phone at 804-354-1881

Amanda is a sweet and creative 13-year-old. She has a good sense of humor and likes to socialize with her peers. Amanda enjoys talking with friends, doing arts and crafts, playing with her dolls, making jewelry, and taking pictures. Amanda is very creative and loves to draw. The best home for Amanda will be supportive, nurturing, loving, safe, and stable. She is hoping her forever family will love to cook and will allow her to help make meals. It is important to her to find a family who is open to maintaining contact with her older sister.​

If you think you could be the right family for Amanda, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org

Valente, who likes to be called "Tino", is 15 years old. Tino’s childlike wonder and curiosity make him incredibly special. He constantly seeks information in order to gain a better understanding of the world around him. Tino is loving, inquisitive, and active. He loves all activities that are outdoors to include exploring parks, apple picking, and going to the playground. Tino needs a family that is willing and able to make a life-long commitment as he will require care, support, and supervision his entire life. He will never live independently and needs a family that will be dedicated to truly providing him a forever home. He would do best with a family that is active and engages in activities on a daily basis. He thrives with structure, consistency, and a sense of predictability. A family that is knowledgeable about trauma informed care practices is also very important. 

To learn more about Tino, click HERE!

If you think you might be the family for Valente, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881

Darin is a charming 14-year-old who enjoys playing sports, especially basketball. He is on the school’s basketball team, and he hopes to also join the school’s track team. He also likes weightlifting and bike riding, and he has expressed interest in taking a boxing class. Currently, Darin is in middle school, and is doing well in his academic achievement. His favorite school subject is history. Darin would like a home with pets, especially a dog. He would thrive in an environment that is structured with routine. Darin would benefit from having a male figure in his life, whether that’s a father figure, older brother, uncle, or mentor. Darin deserves a forever family that will support him while understanding his history.

To learn more about Darin, Click HERE!

If you are or know of the right family for Darin, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org.

Daniel is 14 years old! He is a creative boy with a great sense of humor! When he is at school, Daniel enjoys being an active participant in class and working hard to earn good grades. He enjoys playing video games and spending time outside. Daniel continues to work on listening to directives in school and at home. He thrives on positive feedback and one on one attention. Daniel cannot be placed in a home with siblings who are younger than him and will benefit from a family that is receptive and supportive to his needs.​

To learn more about Daniel, click HERE!

If you are the right family for Daniel please contact please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881

Jimmy is a 16-year-old boy who loves to watch a good basketball game or WWF match. When he isn’t cheering on his favorite competitors, he likes to play the game himself on his school team. Jimmy loves going to the YMCA with his family and looks forward to their weekly pizza and movie nights and the occasional traveling adventure. Jimmy cares deeply about others and would do well in a home that provides him the opportunity to be a brother, but to also be cared for himself. The ideal family for Jimmy is patient and understanding of his behaviors in the larger context of his childhood experiences. A family who can maintain structure would be best.

To learn more about Jimmy, click HERE!

If you are or know of the right family for Jimmy, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881

Shavell is a 12-year-old high energy young lady. In her free time, Shavell enjoys listening to music, reading and doing arts and crafts. Shavell also enjoys sports such as tennis, soccer, volleyball and swimming. Shavell recently learned to hold her breath underwater and enjoys showing off her swimming skills. Shavell is music oriented and is a great singer. Her favorite artists include Ariana Grande and Michael Jackson. Shavell has many strengths and wants others to know she is a nice person. She is also proud of how hard she works at math. Some of Shavell's favorite foods include pizza and anything sweet, especially Skittles. When she grows up, Shavell wants to join the US Army. If she had two wishes, Shavell would wish for a family and also to be famous. When asked what her dream day would look like, Shavell said "having a good day and being happy."

To learn more about Shavell, click HERE!

If you are or know of the right family for Shavell, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881

Joshua is 17 years old and has a very laidback demeanor. He enjoys both being at home and being outdoors. Joshua likes spicy foods like Flaming Hot Cheetos and similar chips. He likes playing video games, especially GTA. And he likes watching shows on Netflix or other streaming platforms. Joshua has had adults turn their backs on him in big ways. He will need parents who understand that he is going to need a lot of patience as he heals from that past harm. Joshua is very open to placement options and has said that he would be happy with any family regardless of race, location or sexual orientation, so long as they stay committed to being his parents.

To learn more about Joshua, click HERE!

​If you are or know of the right family for Joshua please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org

Tony is an energetic and on-the-go 13-year-old. He would be best described as happy, helpful, and full of life. His favorite card game is Uno but he sometimes makes up his own rules as he goes. He loves all sports, especially football and basketball. He likes to run, ride his scooter, and play tag or bike with his friends. Tony loves nothing more than to play outside and he will even help with yardwork, when allowed. He also enjoys helping to wash cars. He is interested in building things and loves to take things apart and put them back together. He is very mechanically inclined. Tony hopes to find a committed family who will allow him to maintain contact with his older sister, Zewina, if they can't be adopted together. They are currently placed separately but we are open to exploring families who are interested in adopting them together or separately. 

To learn more about Tony, click HERE!

If you'd like to learn more about Tony, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org

Amyra is a sweet and energetic 11-year-old girl with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Amyra is a natural leader and is creative and fiercely loyal to her family. She is interested in a variety of activities and has many goals for her future. Amyra loves to be outside and enjoys being active. Amyra and her brother are very close and encourage each other to be the best they can be, while sometimes still competing, as siblings often do. One of their favorite activities is to ride their bikes outside and practice jumping through hula hoops. Amyra can be shy and reserved around people she does not know well but is quick to speak on things that she knows and is confident in her ability to demonstrate.

Devon, or DJ as he prefers to be called, is a bright and energetic 10-year-old boy. DJ excels in school and enjoys learning. He loves to practice counting and demonstrating the new information he has learned. DJ is a very social child and enjoys engaging with others and showing people his talents. He has a great singing voice and his favorite song to sing is the Sonic the Hedgehog theme song. He is often humming to himself or singing and is generally extremely upbeat and communicative. DJ is very engaged when he meets new people and is excited about experiencing new things. He is affectionate and personable and has a strong connection with his sister. DJ has a strong ability to communicate his needs and emotions and responds positively to support and encouragement. 

To learn more about Amyra and DJ, click HERE!

If you'd like to learn more about Amyra and DJ, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org

Benjamin is a friendly 15 year old. He can be quiet and shy around those he does not know well but once he warms up is engaging and friendly. Benjamin loves to play games and interact, play board games, and do sports. Benjamin is willing to try new things and very open to new things to try. He likes to play basketball and watch television. Benjamin likes to read and enjoys participating in his church and youth group activities. He is learning to advocate for himself and express his needs, wants, and opinions. Benjamin wants to join the Army after he graduates high school and dreams of one day attending a live professional basketball game. Benjamin hopes to find parents who will support him and help him to express his emotions who are active, enjoy traveling, and is willing to support his desires to be involved with church.

To learn more about Benjamin, click HERE!

If you'd like to learn more about Benjamin, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804)354-1181 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org

Zewina is a sweet and talkative 14-year-old. She is interested in all things fashion. She is helpful around the house with chores and she also loves to bake. She enjoys dancing, singing, drawing, and running. She gets along well with other kids and makes friends easily, but she also loves and craves one-on-one attention. She is warm, chatty, and affectionate. Zewina hopes to find a family that will be able to commit to maintaining contact with her younger brother (Tony) if they are unable to be adopted together.  

To learn more about Zewina, click HERE!

If you'd like to learn more about Zewina and/or her brother Tony, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881