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
Deon is a very bright, active, and funny 14 year old. Deon thrives on one-on-one attention. Deon loves to play sports and stay active. Deon is loyal to his family and his relationships with his four siblings are very important to him. He would hope that his new family would be willing to support and encourage his visits with his siblings. Deon is great at expressing his feelings in music or words and often makes thoughtful cards for those he feels close to. Deon needs a family that can provide structure, unconditional love, guidance, and one that has patience as he learns to trust and feel safe again.
If you think you can be Deon’s forever family, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881.
Meghan is a creative, caring, and talkative 12 year old that enjoys doing crafts, playing outside, and gymnastics. Meghan is waiting for her forever family to help support her when she transitions out of residential care. 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 has difficulty maintaining focus in school and has a history of seeking negative attention. Her forever family will need to be patient, nurturing, and be able to provide structure and boundaries. She would do best in a home with no pets and where she can be the youngest in the home.
If you think you could be the parents for Meghan, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881.
Samantha, who goes by Sammie, is 12 years old and has a cute smile. She really enjoys being active and likes to be outside playing, riding her bike or swinging. She also likes to watch movies, swim and gymnastics. She likes to try new things and get new things. Samantha can enjoy having fun and be very happy and cooperative when she is not feeling anxious or afraid. People say her smile can light up a room.
Samantha is on a diet for pre-diabetes and has to watch what she eats. This can be an issue for her as it is very hard for a child not to be able to eat what other children are having. Samantha is very articulate and does well in school academically. She has had many moves and is able to talk about places she has lived and her feelings regarding these placements. Samantha has dealt with a lot of hurt in her short life and needs a family who will stay committed no matter what. She needs a very structured family who can also be flexible when it comes to meeting Samantha’s needs of feeling safe and needing reassurance that someone cares.
Samantha needs a family who can be patient in listening to her feelings, be able to handle her strong emotions when she becomes upset and be there for her as she is able to discuss her feelings. The family will need to be involved in therapy, which will include in-home. She needs parents who seem strong, confident, smart and calm (behaviors will be worse if they seem uncertain, insecure, weak, whiney or bullying, from her perspective; she’s very observant/intuitive). The family will need to learn be attuned to Samantha’s moods to give her what she needs before the behaviors escalate. Although Samantha loves animals there should not be indoor animals and there should not be younger children in the family.
Samantha has contact with her sister, who has been adopted. This contact, which includes visits is very positive and must continue. If you feel you can provide Samantha with the permanence and assistance she needs to grow, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881.
Meet Tyler, age 10. Tyler is an active, fun-loving, and polite boy. He wants to be an NBA player or a NASCAR driver when he grows up. Once he has finished his homework and chores, you can find him outside practicing his “trick shots” at the basketball goal. Tyler loves the beach, monster trucks, and any kind of outdoor activity.
Tyler can be overly emotional, anxious, and in need of assurance. Therefore, he need parents who will be very patient and calm.
If you are interested in Tyler, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881.
Majesty, 14, is a fun-loving and active teen. Majesty enjoys making people laugh and has a love for music. She enjoys spending time with her siblings and other peers. She would love to have an older brother or sister in the home. Majesty loves her siblings very much and these relationships are important to her. She hopes that a new family will help her maintain this contact. Majesty loves to rap and dance and would enjoy a family that shares these interests or will be supportive of them. Majesty needs a family that can provide guidance and acceptance.
If you would like more information about Majesty, please contact Alyssa Bickford at (804) 354-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Michael Alex, he prefers to be called by his middle name. Alex is a sweet, calm 16-year-old boy. He loves working on cars and hopes he can become a mechanic when he gets older. Alex loves The Walking Dead and zombie movies. Everyone who meets Alex says he’s kind, polite, and sweet. He is a little shy and can take some time to open up to new people. Alex has been struggling with school, but is hoping to get back on track next year with a vocational focus (mechanics). He will need parents who are understanding of his challenges.
If you are or know of the right family for Alex, call Ebony at (804) 354-1881.
Vincent is a 13-year-old boy who is highly intelligent and creative. He has a logical brain and enjoys computers and gaming. Last year, in seventh grade, Vincent was an Honor Student who earned As in all of his classes. He is articulate, funny, resourceful, and clever. Although playing sports is not necessarily a priority for Vincent, he has played on various teams in the past and is always willing to give something new a try. Having suffered tremendous losses in his short life, Vincent needs a family who is understanding and very patient. He would thrive in a family in which he is either an only child or the youngest. Vincent will need time and attention in order to heal. He is a young man with a lot of potential to be a happy and successful person!
If you would like more information on Vincent please contact Christina Lukhard at 804-354-1881.
On Hold - Matched
We are looking for a family for Wanye (right), age 16. Wanye loves sports, including basketball and football. He is a kind and well-mannered kid who regularly say “ma’am,” “sir” and hold doors open for people. He is struggling in school and needs continued guidance around managing his difficult emotions. While he can be patient, supportive and nurturing with younger children, he would do better in a home with no other kids.
Wanye is hoping for a family that will support his continued relationship with his older brother Quayvon (left) who is now age 18.
If you are or know of the right family for Wanye, please contact Christina Lukhard at 804-354-1881.
Richard is an active 8 year old that is in need a great deal of structure and consistency. He has been diagnosed as autistic as well as a significant speech delay. He can be aggressive towards his brother at times though other times they play appropriately together.
A'lijah is a sweet 5-year-old who will need a great deal of love and support as he begins to heal from his extensive trauma. He has medical appointments on a weekly/monthly basis and he was recently also diagnosed with autism. A’lijah and Richard have both made significant progress with their speech but they have also developed a special language of their own that they use to communicate with each other.
Richard and A’lijah would do best in a family with two parents who are able to provide nurturing as well as consistency with boundaries, structure, and follow up care with appointments. Both boys will most likely need lifelong care/support to some extent even as adults.
Richard, age 8, and A’lijah, age 5 are siblings waiting for a family.
If you or someone you know could be a forever family for these siblings, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or email@example.com.
On Hold - Match Pending
Mark is an active, smart, eleven-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 at (804) 354-1881.
Kelsie needs a permanent family who will give her attention, affection, involve her in fun activities and stay committed to her. Kelsie is 10 years old and enjoys being around people. She likes to swim, ride her bike, give you her opinion on things, watch movies and anything to do with Frozen or Princesses. She has a great sense of humor. She can get upset and be oppositional. She has an IEP for Other Health Impaired and is doing well in school academically. Kelsie sometimes has a hard time with peers and younger children as she requires a lot of attention. Kelsie will require support throughout her life related to a chromosomal issue. The best family for Kelsie is one that has patience, time to listen to and spend with a child, no younger children, and feels secure in their parenting role to allow some supervised visits with her birth mother.
If you would like more information regarding Kelsie please contact Alicia Bugauisan at 804 354-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Hold – Match Pending
This energetic and fun loving sibling group consists of twins, David (left) and Cassandra (middle), and their older sister Kimberly (right). They are hoping for a forever home that will adopt the three of them together and can provide them with love, patience and structure.
David, 15, likes to listen to any type of music. He is energetic and healthy. His favorite sports to play and watch are basketball and football. David likes reading books in his free time, especially the Warrior Book Series. He enjoys adult coloring books, playing drums, riding a bike, going for walks, running for exercise and going out to eat. David likes to bake brownies, but wishes to learn more about preparing other foods. David’s favorite school subjects are Math and History. He has aspirations of attending college, but has not decided what he would like to pursue just yet!
Cassandra, 15, who prefers to be called Cassie, is an energetic, social butterfly who makes friends easily and likes to be social. Cassie attends church regularly and also likes to participate in family activities. She enjoys listening to music, socializing with others, drawing, shopping, going out to eat, playing basketball, crocheting, running, going to the zoo and bowling. Cassie attended school and maintained her academic status in order to participate on the school track team. Art is her favorite school subject. Her future aspirations are to become an artist or a tattoo stylist. Cassie, a self-advocator, is interested in learning to prepare meals for herself and for others.
Kimberly, 16, who prefers to be called Kim, is healthy and likes to stay busy. Kim is interested in attending church and singing in the choir. She enjoys drawing, reading romance novels by Sarah Evans, shopping at the mall, going out to eat, watching horror movies, going to the beach and going to amusement parks such as King Dominion. Kim likes to cook and some of her preferred things to prepare are Sheppard’s pie, peanut butter cookies and macaroni and cheese casserole. Her favorite school subject is Math and she currently does not have an interest in sports activities, but is keeping an open mind. Kim has volunteered at an animal shelter and her future aspirations are to become a veterinarian. She likes horses, dogs, cats, and rabbits. Kim is also interested in cosmetology. She has been experimenting with different hair styles and styling tools to practice!
Please contact this sibling groups recruitment worker, Christina Lukhard, for more information at (804) 354-1881 or email@example.com.
Lacy is both a girly-girl and a tomboy. She loves pink and purple, playing dress-up, doing arts and crafts, and anything sparkly. She also loves to play outside. Lacy especially enjoys riding her bike, swimming, and playing chase. If the day is rainy or cold she will stay inside and play board games, do puzzles, or watch TV. She loves animals and especially horses.
Lacy can be emotional, anxious, and in need of guidance and reassurance. She need parents who will be very patient and calm to help her manage her emotions.
If you or someone you know could be the right family for Lacy contact her social worker Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881.
Zewina (9) and Tony (8) are an energetic sibling group that is looking for their forever family. They need a family that is able to provide structure and boundaries but in a nurturing way.
If you think you might be the family for Zewina and Tony, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at 804-354-1881
Kymon is an active and respectful 12 year old. He is in the 5th grade and works hard to do the best he can in his classes. He is resilient, outgoing, and has a strong attachment to his current foster family, whom he hopes to stay connected to. 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 children around the same age.
If you think you might be the family for Kymon, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 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.
Mikayla, age 12, is an energetic, fun kid that loves to dance and enjoys getting a lot of attention. She loves Anime, including My Hero Academia and Dragon Ball Z. She takes notes on her favorite shows and characters to learn as much as she can about them. Mikayla loves exploring these new worlds and states she hopes to one day attend a comicon (Comic Convention) where she will get to dress up. She also likes arts, crafts and drawing.
Mikayla has a challenge believing her needs will be met and at times will take things without permission. She is impulsive and has a history of lying. She has had to be hospitalized recently, but is currently in a foster home doing well. We are looking for a flexible, patient family that understand mental health issues and is comfortable with the potential of navigating conflict with places outside of the home where Mikayla may have taken items.