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 EBONY, JENNIFER OR SHARON AT C2ADOPT 804.354.1881.
There are hundreds of children waiting for adoption in Virginia
Eric is an energetic and playful 16-year-old. He enjoys sports, hanging out with his friends, video games and eating! Eric is polite, affectionate and helpful around the house but has difficulty in channeling his energy, following through with directions and focusing in school. Eric is currently residing in a foster home and has experienced multiple placement moves in his 11 years in foster care. He is still hopeful of finding his forever family that will allow him to maintain contact with his birth brother who lives in Newport News (VA). Eric would do best with a single parent or two parent family that can provide structure and support. If you think you are the family for Eric, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 to learn more.
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Malicai is a smart and helpful 11-year-old. Until he gets to know you, he can be very quiet. He has a kind and caring disposition and he enjoys being around animals. He is currently able to work with a pet therapy dog and really enjoys this! He is an active young man who likes to play basketball, swim and play laser tag. Like most kids, he knows his way around an Xbox and a PlayStation. Malicai is hopeful that he will be matched with his forever family soon. He would like an active two-parent family where he is the youngest and he can have an older teenage sister or brother. And of course, he would love to have pets/animals! If you are the family for Malacai, please contact Rhonda Toussaint at 804.354.1881.
Deon is a very bright, active, and funny 12 year old. Deon loves to make others laugh and interacts very well with both peers as well as adults. Deon thrives on one-on-one attention. Deon is hoping to have a pet once he is adopted (a dog or "shark" that fits into a fish tank) and 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.
Maurice is an 11 year old who can take a while to warm up as he gets to know you. Once he warms up he is a friendly, helpful, fun and very active. He is a good communicator and can tell you about the movies he has seen and his opinions of them. Maurice likes to ride his bike, eat out and go to the movies. He likes martial arts and video games. Maurice is in the 5th grade and will need a family who can assist him with home work, have realistic expectations and parent in a way that will build attachment and a relationship with him. Maurice wants a family who will be kind to him, take him places and spend time with him. For more information please contact Sharon Richardson at C2Adopt 804.354.1881.
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Caleb, age 14, is a bright, pleasant, friendly and talkative teenager. He is an avid reader and enjoys participating in activities that provoke thinking. Caleb enjoys a variety of reading material, however, Greek mythology is his favorite. When not reading, Caleb enjoys solving puzzles, constructing things with Legos and listening to country music. Caleb’s teachers describe him as intelligent. Academically, Caleb performs at or above average and enjoys learning history facts. His favorite sport is baseball. Caleb is good at accepting responsibility for his actions. He has demonstrated an ability to learn from his mistakes and accepts criticism objectively. Caleb struggles with grief, loss, and controlling his anger. He will need a patient and structured family. Caleb states he is looking for a forever family whom he can trust to never give up on him as he transitions through his teenage years into young adulthood. He would love a country family, as he considers himself a “country boy” that loves to hunt, fish and get dirty. If you think we can be that forever family for Caleb, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at 804.354.1881.
Duquar is 15 years old and is eager to please. Like most adolescents, he dreams of being in the NBA, but has the backup plan of becoming a math teacher! Duquar does well academically. He tries to give his best at all times. Duquar stated he would like a forever family where the parents are involved in sports. He would love to have a dad who will actively engage in playing basketball or tossing a football around with him, not to mention watching his favorite sports teams and pro wrestling on television with him. He loves to attend the wrestling matches when the wrestlers come to the coliseum. Duquar is currently residing in a group home. He eagerly participates in therapy and finds solace and comfort in attending church services and bible studies. He is very soft spoken and respectful. Duquar is open to being the youngest member of a family. If you think you could be Duquars forever family, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at 804.354.1881.
Jacob is an energetic and talkative 12-year-old. He enjoys basketball, fishing, outdoor activities, drawing, dragons and bugs. He enjoys building with Legos and also enjoys computer games/programs with building. He receives special education services through a therapeutic school. He is a good student. Jacob needs a committed family who can provide the time and energy to help him develop strong attachments and social skills, and learn how to more appropriately express his emotions. He has relationships with his grandparents and this is important to him and would need a family that will help continue these relationships. Jacob will do best in a family that has older siblings or no other children and a parent or parents with a strong outside support system. If you are the family for Jacob, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or email@example.com.
This is Eric. He is a sweet, helpful 13-year-old who loves balloons! He also loves music and people! Eric is working on his independence. He can take the bus by himself and can assist in dressing himself with direction. Eric has profound mental retardation and autistic disorder as a result of shaken baby syndrome. His expression is primarily through vocalizations and repeating sounds, words, phrases and actions he hears and sees. He also knows some signs like “thank you” and “bathroom.” Eric’s love of music is contagious. If you can bring music to your life in multiple ways, make requests into songs, then Eric will respond happily. He enjoys singing along with the radio or TV. Due to his special needs he requires assistance with feeding, drinking, bathing and other basic tasks. He is currently getting speech and language therapy at school. Eric is very tonally sensitive and responds well to lower toned voices. Higher pitched voices are hard for him to tolerate. If you are, or know of, the right family for Eric, please contact Ebony Mack at (804)354-1881.
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This sweet and fun loving sibling group consists of Daunte, Edina and Freedom. They are looking for a forever home that will adopt the three of them together and can provide them with love, patience and structure.
The eldest of the trio, Daunte,10, is a protective older brother who loves his sisters. In Daunte’s free time, he enjoys music, singing and dancing as well as kids yoga. Daunte is working hard at learning to control his anger when he gets frustrated. He loves sports and any competitive game.
Edina, 8, is a social butterfly who loves to play with her friends and be the center of attention! She shares her brother’s love for singing and dancing, and she also enjoys getting dolled up and having her hair braided.
Freedom, 5, is a smart and sweet little girl who loves to sing, dance, and follow around her older siblings. As the baby of the group, Freedom is very attached to her brother and sister!
If you think you are the family for Daunte, Edina and Freedom, please call Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or email for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
DaShawn is smart, polite, and creative 11 year old boy. He loves to build things and especially enjoys origami, K’Nex, and Legos. He wants to be a spy when he grows up because they get to use “cool gadgets and do karate.” DaShawn is a good student and enjoys learning. He wants a family who likes to have game nights and movie nights and play together. DaShwan would do best in a family where he is the only child or the youngest. He needs a lot of time, patience, and attention to overcome the traumas of his past. Also, DaShawn was born with a cleft palate and will need at least one more surgery to correct it. He had his first surgery last fall and has done extremely well. He needs a family who has the time to devote to his medical appointments and future procedures. If you would like to learn more about DaShawn, please contact Rhonda Toussaint at (804) 354-1881.
Meghan is a creative, caring, and talkative 10 year old that enjoys doing crafts, playing outside, and gymnastics. Meghan is waiting for her forever family to help support her as 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.
Ed’Tonia is a creative, artistic 13 year old who crochets, knits, decorates and makes all types of crafts. She does an excellent job and not only makes items but is also an entrepreneur; selling the things she makes. She sets goals for items she wants and then saves her money for them. Ed’Tonia is shy and wary about others at first. She has difficulty with change and new situations. Ed’Tonia likes Justin Beiber. She will need a family who can understand her nervous feelings, let her have time to process things, show their pride in what she does, and provide supervision. Ed’Tonia says she wants a family who is loving. If you feel you can be that loving, understanding, helpful family, please contact Sharon Richardson (804) 354-1881.
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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 Sharon
Richardson, (804) 354-1881.
Tidayah, Shantae and Clarence are a sibling group of three, each with their own big and fun personalities. This sibling group has a special love for one other, and it shows when watching them interact. These children need to be placed together in a forever home with a loving family that will show them consistency, love, and support to each of them individually.
Tidayah, age 11, is the oldest sister. She is protective of her younger siblings and wants to care for them at all times. She enjoys doing arts and crafts, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.
Shantae, age 9, is the middle sibling. She is a bright young woman and enjoys going to school. Her favorite classes are math and science! Together, Tidayah and Shantae love to play sports, go to the beach, and do gymnastics!
Clarence, age 6, is the youngest of this sibling group. Clarence prefers to be called Charles. He has a funny sense of humor and he loves to be the center of attention! He loves his sisters and enjoys spending time with them. Clarence loves all sports and also enjoys playing Mario Cart on his Nintendo DS.
If you are, or know someone, who could be a family for this sibling group, please contact Alyssa Bickford at (804) 354-1881 or email@example.com.
Ashton is an extremely active and very energetic 16 year old. He is naturally athletic and likes to be outside. Ashton loves sports, especially football, and is a big fan of the Pittsburg Steelers. He is a friendly, silly teenager with a great sense of humor. Words cannot describe how goofy Ashton can be. He enjoys life to the fullest and loves making people laugh. He enjoys a variety of music and can rock out to Michael Jackson and Metallica, all the same. You are bound to win him over with a strawberry milkshake.
Ashton is doing well in his current placement and continues to process the "good and bad" of adoption. He is seeking a family who can match his energy level and provide opportunities for new experiences. Ashton will do best in a two-parent home with parents who can provide continuous attention and consistent redirection. He would benefit from being the youngest child in the family. Ashton is an enjoyable, bright young man who is very hopeful about his future.
Ashton has three siblings who are very important to him. His forever family will need to support his wishes to maintain these connections.
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Brothers Cody and Christopher are 16 and 14 years old. They have an older sister, Sharon, who just turned 18 and will always want to be connected with her. Cody is a sweet and happy young man. He enjoys joking with his siblings and his foster family. He enjoys video games and electronics. He gets along well with his peers and adults. Christopher is also sweet and happy. He likes music, video games, and taking apart and rebuilding things. Both boys tend to be shy at first and, because of their history of trauma, can be slow to bond with others. However, they are friendly and want to have a forever family. Cody and Christopher need a family who will be patient, calm, and nurturing. They need a family who will welcome their sister into their lives as well. Sharon is a loving, kind, and polite young lady. She is a senior in high school and works part time to save for a car. She loves animals, video games, and just talking. If you are interested in learning more about this sibling group, please contact Sharon Richardson at (804) 354-1881.
Ny’Jon is an eleven-year-old boy who is caring, resilient, funny, and engaging. He makes friends easily and usually has a smile on his face. Ny’Jon is smart and gets good grades in school. He enjoys cooking and sports, especially basketball and karate. He also enjoys music and hopes to be in a boy band some day! Ny’Jon is pre-diabetic and suffers from sleep apnea due to his weight, so he needs an active family who will exercise with him and help him make healthy lifestyle choices. He also needs a family who will help him maintain contact with his siblings. If you would like to learn more about Ny’Jon, please contact Rhonda Toussaint at (804) 354-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ny’Quon is a ten-year-old boy who is active and competitive. He loves sports and games of all kinds. He also loves music and dancing and hopes to be in a boy band some day! Ny’Quon has a keen sense of fashion and takes great care with his appearance. He enjoys Super Heroes, Legos, and building things. Ny’Quon presents as very tough and will shut down quickly. He needs a family who will be firm, but loving and patient as he learns to trust and express himself in a calm manner. If you would like to learn more about Ny’Quon, please contact Rhonda Toussaint at 804-354-1881 or email@example.com.
Ny’Javion is an eight-year-old boy who loves to learn. He is very inquisitive and soaks up new information like a sponge! He loves to watch the History Channel and A&E. Ny’Javion is funny and makes friends easily. He likes to keep his room and his belongings neat and organized. He enjoys wrestling and video games. Ny’Javion is very young and struggles to make sense of and deal with all of his difficult feelings. He will need a family who is very patient, understands trauma, and will stick with him through the challenging times. If you would like more information about Ny’Javion, please contact Rhonda Toussaint at 804-354-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet Lacy (age 12) and Tyler (age 10). This brother and sister love each other and want very much to have a family of their own to love as well.
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.
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. Both Lacy and Tyler can be overly emotional, anxious, and in need of assurance. Therefore, they need parents who will be very patient and calm. If you are interested in Lacy and 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 email@example.com