Supporting Your Lifetime Adoption Journey
Virginia Children Waiting for a Forever Family
There are hundreds of children waiting for adoptive families in Virginia. These children need forever families through 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. These children deserve so much more from us. 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.
Funding for training and home study assessments is limited and may not be available for every application. Please feel free to inquire about grand funding for these services when you inquire about a child who is featured on this website. Funding is provided by the Adoption Through Collaborative Partners grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE WAITING CHILDREN, PLEASE CONTACT C2ADOPT AT (804) 354-1881.
There are hundreds of children waiting for adoption in Virginia
Meghan is a creative, caring, and talkative 13 year old that enjoys doing crafts, playing outside, and eating out. She is outgoing and has a sweet tooth. Meghan looks forward to going to school every day and her favorite class is art. She treasures her American Girl doll and loves to color. Meghan is not a fan of scary movies, thunderstorms, or the dark. She is hoping to find family that can be a reassuring presence and source of support and affection to help her grow into her full potential. She will need a family that will be able to understand her needs and redirect her behaviors as they continue to work on coping skills, trust building, and attachment. Meghan will need a family that will be able to visit her while she completes her program in residential treatment and support her as she transitions into a family setting.
If you think you could be the parents for Meghan, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or email@example.com
Samantha, who goes by Sammie, is a smart and articulate 15-year-old with a bright smile. She enjoys being active and discovering new things by playing outside, riding her bike, swimming, and doing gymnastics. When home, Sammie enjoys puzzles, reading, and watching movies. Sammie is happy and cooperative when she is not feeling anxious or afraid. After experiencing many moves, Sammie is ready to settle down with a supportive and committed family. She looks forward to having an engaged support system who will continue to help her through therapy and be patient with her when she becomes upset. Ideally, her family will learn to anticipate Sammie’s emotional needs to prevent escalating behaviors. Sammie’s sister, who has been adopted, is an excellent support for her, so continuing contact and visits with her is imperative. While Sammie loves animals, she will do best in a home without indoor pets. It is also important for her to be the youngest child in the household.
If you feel you can provide Samantha with the permanence and assistance she needs to grow, please contact Alicia Bugauisan, (804) 354-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark is an active, smart, 13-year-old boy. He has a big vocabulary and enjoys reading; his favorite book is “The Trials of Apollo.” Mark likes to listen to Hip Hop and R&B. He also likes computers, making crafts out of paper, playing with animals, Pikachu from Pokemon, building things with Legos and playing video games. He hopes to one day be an engineer or a police officer. Mark is on the autism spectrum; he is inquisitive and has a great memory. He remembers times and dates of upcoming events and likes to follow a schedule as closely as possible. Mark needs a forever family who will provide him with a lot of one-on-one attention. He will thrive with consistency and stability. Mark needs to be the youngest or only child in a family.
If you are interested in Mark, contact Ebony Mack at (804) 354-1881.
Ty’Asia is a curious 11 year old who likes to keep busy and show lots of affection. She enjoys reading, coloring, painting, and eating. She tends to draw and doodle, and says that in the future she would like to become a stylist and draw clothes. Ty’Asia’s favorite subject in school is Math. She is very good at advocating for herself. When it comes to food, Ty’Asia prefers peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, corn dogs, and hot dogs. She enjoys spending time with animals and would like to have pets one day. Her favorite show is Spongebob Squarepants. Ty’Asia would do best in a home without younger siblings and with nurturing yet firm parents who can help her transition back into a family environment from residential.
If you would like more information about Ty’Asia please contact Alicia Bugauisan at 804-354-1881.
Ronald is a funny, energetic kid that loves the outdoors, including activities in water. He can present as mature for his age, which sometimes results in him being a alienating to children his age or younger. He is also described as enjoying helping others. Ronald does struggle with controlling his anger and has tantrums where he curses, kicks, screams, bites and breaks things. He has yet to be consistent when adults try to set limits. He would do well with a family that is active and understands that his tantrums and other challenging behaviors will likely continue for a long period of time after placement.
There is some legal risk as termination of parental rights (TPR) is still pending for an appeals case with birth parents. And there is a legal father who requires TPR as well. The custodial agency is working on this process.
Max is an outgoing and friendly 12-year-old child who typically gets along with other children. Max enjoys playing outside, doing arts and crafts, and listening to music. Max will do best with very confident parents who praise good behavior, communicate expectations clearly, have a routine, and offer some flexibility when necessary. They are seeking a forever family who will openly give affection and remain committed through whatever challenges may come. Families who are open to kids who are exploring their sexual orientation and gender identity are a must.
Traverious is an active and curious 9-year-old. He is soft spoken and respectful when interacting with adults. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys playing outside, building with logos, and flying kites. He displays interest in building and fixing things. Although he tries hard in school, he struggles and is behind grade level. He will benefit from academic support in school and at home. He is looking for his forever family that can provide him with structure and routine. He would do best in a family without pets or younger children.
If you think you might be the family for Traverious, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at email@example.com or 804-354-1881.
Latoya is a bright and energetic 10-year-old girl. She loves school and is well liked by others due to her friendly demeanor. She is fun and outgoing and likes to play board games or any activity that involves running and jumping outdoors. Latoya also enjoys participating in gymnastics and dance classes. She will benefit from academic support to help her stay focused and she will do best in a strong family who can help her redirect her behaviors when she is not feeling her best emotionally.
If you think you might be the family for La’Toya, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-354-1881.
Gage is a smart and polite 10 year old. He does well in school. Gage enjoys being active outside and wants to learn to play all types of sports, especially soccer. He enjoys skateboarding, swimming, and gymnastics. Some of his favorite toys are from the Pokemon franchise. He responds well to positive reinforcement and enjoys receiving one on one attention.
Elysa, who goes by her middle name, Jade, is a sweet 8 year old. She is active and loves to play outdoors, especially on swings and the trampoline. Jade enjoys going to the park with her siblings where she is able to stimulate her senses. Some of her favorite activities include riding her bike, coloring, and putting together puzzles. Jade has made significant progress in her speech as she has been started saying complete sentences. Jade's school teachers describe her as a pleasure to have in class as she loves learning and reading books. She is on the spectrum.
Cash is a very energetic and curious 10 year old who enjoys being around others. He loves being outdoors and going on bike rides to the park. Cash is a great storyteller and likes to make people laugh by telling jokes and being silly. Cash does very well in school. Math is his favorite subject. Cash enjoys being social and spending time building positive interactions with peers in his community. He has loved being able to participate in summer camps and going on trips to the beach. Cash is also on the spectrum.
If you think you might be the family for Gage, Jade, and Cash, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at 804-354-1881 or email@example.com
Josue is a sweet 5-year-old boy that loves to laugh. He is medically fragile and will require life-long care. Josue loves being around people and listening to music. He responds to voice and touch by smiling and giggling. Josue currently attends kindergarten 5 days a week for the full school day. Josue will do best with committed parents who are able to learn about his medical needs and provide 24/7 care with the aid of in-home nursing. His forever family will need to make accommodations to their home to ensure wheelchair accessibility.
If you think you might be the family for Josue, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-354-1881.
Joseph is an energetic, 12 year old young man who loves to go for walks on trails and especially interacting with horses. Joseph loves to play sports such as basketball and works on punting the football a lot. His favorite football team is the Philadelphia Eagles. Joseph likes to collect sea shells and play outdoors. Joseph is on the Spectrum and is considered to be high functioning in most areas, but struggles with communicating his emotions and interacting socially with peers. Joey would do best in a structured environment in his school and home setting. Joseph has a wonderful disposition and presents as younger than his age. Joseph is in search of a forever family that will love him and help him continue to grow into the amazing young man he is becoming.
If you think you or someone you know may be the family for Joseph, contact Claire Friedmann at 804-354-1881.
David is a soft spoken and thoughtful 14 year old. He tends to come across as shy and has chosen to have his photo displayed. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, being outside, watching television and movies, playing basketball, and being on the phone with girls from school. He is hoping to find his forever family that will support him but also allow him some freedom, as he feels he is getting older and is responsible enough to have some independence. He wants prospective parents to know that gets good grades, stays out of trouble in school, and is responsible when it comes to completing his chores. He has siblings in the Richmond/ Henrico area and would like to stay close to the area in hopes of being able to visit with them.
If you think you might be the family for David, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at email@example.com or 804-354-1881.
We are looking for a family for Malik. He is a 17 year old who enjoys playing outdoor games like football. Malik loves
animals and would enjoy having a pet in his new home, especially a reptile! While Malik needs structure, he would not do well in a “zero tolerance” home and needs space to help him manage his struggles with anger.
If you are interested in Malik, contact Ebony Mack at (804) 354-1881.
11 year old Montasia is fun and full of life. She is very talented and enjoys singing and dancing. Montasia is creative, and loves recording her own songs on her DS.
Montasia would like to be adopted and does not mind older siblings. She enjoys eating, going to concerts, playing electronics, and going outside. Montasia's favorite outdoor activities are riding her bike and roller-skating, as well as spending time with her friends and family members. She also enjoys getting her hair done.
Montasia stays in touch with her grandmother and enjoys that connection.
If you think you might be the family for Montasia, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-354-1881.
Alyssa is a focused, intelligent 15-year-old girl with a great smile and many positive attributes. She loves to read and enjoys drawing, coloring or doing other crafts in her free time. Alyssa is described as being social, but she does have a history of struggling with peer interactions, aggression, and communication. She has been working to improve these issues and identify ways to calm down when she becomes frustrated. Alyssa is fashionable and loves to accessorize to highlight her unique sense of style. She is insightful for her age and self-aware when it comes to what she wants out of life and for her future. Alyssa has expressed that she hopes to find a forever family that will continue to support her throughout the rest of her young adult life. She would do best with caregiver(s) who can provide her emotional support and structure.
If you think you might be the family for Alyssa, please contact Claire Friedmann at email@example.com or 804-354-1881.
Joey is an active, curious and social 12-year-old boy who loves playing basketball and football at school. He enjoys interacting with adults and has built trusting and confiding relationships with his current caregivers. He is continuously learning to identify situations that cause him frustration and has developed strategies to calm down including going for walks, playing basketball and watching videos. Joey does struggle with impulse control, anger management and peer relationships and benefits from daily supervision. He would do best in a family where he is the only child or the youngest child in the home.
If you think you might be the family for Joey, please contact Claire Friedmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-354-1881.