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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
Jason is an easygoing, calm 16-year-old boy. He loves outdoor activities, including football, soccer and volleyball. Longboarding is his favorite way to wind down. He is a talented artist and is enjoying learning how to use different materials in his art class. Jason likes all kinds of food, music and is an all-open kid who enjoys experiencing new things, especially with caring adults. He is in the 10th grade and is doing well in his current placement. Jason has challenges typical of a teenager and would do well with a family who can provide patience and structure. He has big hopes for his future and would love a family who can guide him through the process while supporting his dreams.  

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


Zaniyah is a sweet, polite, 14 year old girl. She likes to write songs and enjoys listening to different kinds of music. She likes playing Uno and Spades. Zaniyah has had some trouble with school, but when motivated she tries very hard. She has had some difficulty with her behaviors, but when she is not stressed she is a very well-mannered child who cares about other people’s feelings. She would do well with a very empathetic family who has experience with child with histories of trauma. 

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If you are or know of the right family for Zaniyah, please contact Lilly Worrell at intern@c2adopt.org or by phone at (804) 354-1881. 

This award winning smile belongs to Tyanna! Tyanna is an energetic 9 year old with a vibrant personality. She loves feeling special and having attention focused on her. Tyanna loves being active like playing outside or doing gymnastics, and she also loves watching Spongebob. Tyanna has experienced a lot of loss in her young life and she has not experienced consistent caregiving. She has a lot of difficulty in relationships and needs time and patience to learn to trust adults. Tyanna needs a family who can commit to sticking with her no matter what. She would do well in a 2 parent family or single parent with supports. She needs a family that has time to dedicate to the therapies that will most help her grow and heal. Tyanna would do best as a child who does not have to share a lot of attention with multiple siblings or same age siblings. She would likely do best in a family with only one or perhaps two other siblings who were significantly older than her. Tyanna has a sister that she loves and with whom she will need to have contact and visits in the Richmond area.

If you think you could be the forever family for Tyanna, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org
Meet 16-year-old Jayley! She is an articulate girl who is a great self advocator. She enjoys arts and crafts, listening to music, writing songs and poetry, going to amusement parks, shopping, and spending time outdoors. She also likes Starburst candy and mac n cheese. Jayley said she is saving her money to purchase Rod Wave tickets. She hopes to go to college one day to study Psychology or Criminology. Jayley is hoping to find a family in which she will have a mother (or two!) and she’d love a home with pets, especially dogs. 
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If you think you might be the family for Jayley, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.


 LaShawn is a 16 year old with a big personality, who can draw people in. He has very recently disclosed that he is trans and begun using the name LaShawn. (For clarity, you may have previously seen him listed as La’Shai.) He has been described as smart and helpful as times. He enjoys board games and is good at both reading and writing. He recently left institutional care to move in with a foster family and has transitioned very well to that home. This family is not willing to adopt and has asked that he be removed from the home citing personal reasons. Any potential families would have to be comfortable with LGBTQ children.

If you are or know the right family for LaShawn, please contact Lilly Worrell at intern@c2adopt.org or by phone at 804-354-1881. 


Shineek is a sweet and energetic 15 year old, currently in the ninth grade. She is a typical teenager who likes to stay busy and socialize with her peers. Shineek likes to talk to her siblings regularly. Currently, Shineek’s favorite object is a tablet and she uses it to participate in the latest trend, Tik-Tok challenges. Shineek is a good artist and enjoy doing arts and crafts. Other hobbies of Shineek include taking pictures, journaling, and riding her bike. She has a strong and loving relationship with her 11 year old sister and the siblings will be placed together. Shineek’s way of handling stress is to become quiet while she process everything. Once given some space she will talk it out with a trusted adult. Shineek will do well in a home that is supportive, nurturing, fun, loving, safe, and stable.


Amanda is a sweet 11 year old female in the fifth grade. Amanda has a good sense of humor and likes to socialize with her peers. Amanda enjoys talking with friends and family regularly. Her favorite hobbies are arts and crafts, playing with her dolls, making jewelry, and taking pictures. Amanda is very creative with art and loves to draw. She is very family oriented and is protective of her siblings. Amanda will thrive best in a home with her 14 year old sister. Her sister is one of her coping strategies as she handles stress by talking to her sister to process her frustration. The best home for Amanda will be supportive, nurturing, loving, safe, and stable.

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




Meet  Analea, Canyon, and Justus, these three siblings who will melt your heart! These sibling love and care for each other and have a strong relationship! Religion is important to them and they enjoy learning and growing in their faith. Justus, Analea and Canyon will do well in a home that is safe and supportive. They would do best with a family that will nurture and care for their needs and aspirations and also provide stability.
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Analea (middle) is a 13 year old girl that is fun, loving and has a strong personality. Analea would say her best trait is her sense of humor and those around her would agree! Analea has many strengths with one of them being her singing ability! Analea enjoys other activities too including coloring, watching soccer, baking, and cooking. Analea is incredibly kind, giving, and thoughtful. She has goals of going to college and becoming a veterinarian. She loves taking care of house pets to include her pet rabbits that she has been responsible for.

Canyon (right) is a 13 year old boy who is sweet, nurturing, and kind. If you were to ask Canyon what his best quality is, it would be that he is caring of others, especially his siblings. Some of Canyon’s favorite activities include jumping on the trampoline, reading books, drawing, teasing his brother and sister and going to the beach. Canyon also loves the outdoors! He enjoys spending time with family and one of his favorite things to cook is a grilled cheese. Canyon is not sure he wants to go to college, but his dream is to become a Youtuber.

Justus (left) is a 14 year old young man who is outgoing, social, athletic, and active . Justus loves playing sports! Some of his favorite sports to play includes soccer and baseball. Currently, Justus plays defense for his community soccer team! Justus says that one of his best qualities is that he makes friends quickly and those around him would agree! Justus would like to attend college and become an attorney. Staying connected to his friends from his home community is important to Justus. He has a strong relationship with his siblings and feels protective over them as their big brother. 

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If you are or know of the right family for Justus, Analea, and Canyon, please contact Jennifer Surratt at jsurratt@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.



Jeremiah is 16 years old and is described as outgoing, inquisitive, and caring. He enjoys Anime and video games. His favorite subject in school is science and he loves to stay up to date with the latest news surrounding the environment. He loves cooking and is enjoying his culinary classes in school. He is hopeful about finding a forever family he can depend on. Jeremiah has difficulty managing his frustrations in a healthy way and would thrive in a family that is able to provide patience and structure, with clear explanations of what is expected of him and why. He would really love a family who already has a dog or is open to getting one.

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


Thirteen year old Valente likes to be called “Tino.” 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. 

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If you think you might be the family for Valente, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.
Ty is a 14 year old boy who loves rap music. His favorite artist is NBA Youngboy, and he also likes Lil Baby. Ty has been described as very caring and helpful. He also loves to play basketball and football.
Ty would like a mom and a dad. He is open to a family of any race. He has said he wants an open-minded family that doesn't use bad words about people who are different from them. 
Ty needs loving, affirming parents to help him heal from some difficult things he has experienced. He may need parental support beyond age 21.


If you are or know of the right family for Ty, please contact Lilly Worrell at 
(804) 354-1881 or intern@c2adopt.org. 

Meet 14-year-old Nevaeh! She is amazingly creative and talented in so many ways! Nevaeh loves to write poetry, write her own music, sing, and read. She can be shy and soft spoken at first until she feels comfortable with you. People that know her best would describe her as sweet, funny, smart, and resourceful. She has a positive outlook on life and she is also a good student. She is hoping that her forever family will be her biggest fans while she pursues writing music and performing. She would also like her adoptive family to be encouraging and supportive of her close birth family relationships. ​

If you believe you are the family for Nevaeh, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.
Marlaysia is a bubbly, smiley girl who enjoys coloring and drawing. She is very open to learning new things and having new experiences with a family, particularly travelling. She enjoys the beach and would like to relax there with her new family. Marlaysia likes ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) videos and ‘mukbang’ videos (or videos where a person eats different foods). She does well in school and attends a standard public school. The best family for her would be upbeat, social, and able to help her maintain healthy boundaries as a growing teen.

If you are or know of the right family for Marlaysia, please contact Jennifer Surratt at 
(804) 354-1881 or jsurratt@c2adopt.org.

Meet 12-year-old Daniel! 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.​

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

Jimmy is a 15-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.

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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 10-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."

If you are or know of the right family for Shavell, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.
​Lewis is an 13-year-old boy who is filled with energy. He has an adventurous spirit and loves to play outside, especially with others. Some of his outdoor activities include swimming, riding scooters and skateboards as well as taking hikes. Lewis has taken to learning to play the piano. He enjoys animals especially dogs and is thrilled to take them on walks in the community. Lewis has struggled with schooling due to learning challenges. He will likely need supports from parents well into adulthood. Lewis is quite social and is often helpful to others, especially with yard work, cooking, fixing things, etc. He is open to learning new talents as he most recently learned how to swim. Lewis would do well with a home where there are no other kids. Families who have experience with children who have extensive histories of trauma are preferred but not required.

If you are or know of the right family for Lewis, please contact Lilly Worrell at 
(804) 354-1881 or intern@c2adopt.org.
Joshua 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.

​If you are or know of the right family for Lewis, please contact Lilly Worrell at 
(804) 354-1881 or intern@c2adopt.org.