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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.


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 gymnastics. 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, and 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. 

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

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 abugauisan@c2adopt.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.

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 clukhard@c2adopt.org

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 Christina Lukhard at clukhard@c2adopt.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.

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.
Alyssa is a focused, intelligent 14-year-old girl with a great smile, and many other positive attributes. She loves to read and enjoys drawing or doing crafts in her free time. She has been participating in art therapy while in her current placement, and has made progress with processing through the amount of loss she has experienced. Alyssa is described as being social, but she does have a history of struggling with peer interactions, aggression, and communication. However, she has been working to improve these issues. Alyssa has been described as being fashionable by those around her, due to her love of accessories and flashy 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. 

If you think you or someone you know may be the family for Alyssa, contact Christina Lukhard at clukhard@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.

Traverious is an active 9-year-old. He is respectful and gets along with other children. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys playing outside. 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 who are younger than he is.

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

Cynthia is a 16-year-old, creative and inquisitive teen. She enjoys reading novels and exploring new aspects of her American Indian heritage. She can be shy at first, but when she has the opportunity to build trust, she becomes more outgoing and talkative. Cynthia prefers being in quiet small group settings, rather than noisy crowds. Cynthia enjoys cooking, cosmetology, journaling, and drawing. She is eager to become an independent adult, so she is motivated by opportunities to learn about adult responsibilities, such as driving a car and applying to jobs. Cynthia wishes to maintain a relationship with some of her extended family members. She needs a family that is patient and committed to supporting and helping her navigate through her adult life.

Click here to check out Cynthia’s recruitment videohttps://americaskidsbelong.org/project/cynthia/

If you think you or someone you know may be the family for Cynthia, contact Christina Lukhard at clukhard@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.

Latoya is a bright and energetic 9-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 abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881. 

Vincent is a 13 year old energetic, enthusiastic, and extroverted young man. He is very friendly and loves getting to know others. He is very welcoming to anyone he meets and has a way of drawing people to him. Vincent enjoys playing video games, watching educational videos, and reading series books. Anything outdoors or agricultural is likely to be something Vincent will be interested in. He likes to experiment in the kitchen and cook new things. Recently, Vincent learned how to bake banana bread and now likes to make it as a gift for others. Vincent is naturally very inquisitive about how the world works and wants to travel and visit new places to expand his knowledge of the world. He has a terrific sense of humor and often makes an effort to get those around him to laugh and smile as well. Vincent is also bright and driven. When he sets his mind on something, he does all he can to work hard and achieve his goal. Vincent would like a family who is open to maintaining his connection to birth family and will support him throughout his adolescent and adult life.

If you think you or someone you know may be the family for Vincent, contact Christina Lukhard at clukhard@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.
Maniyah is a happy and giggly 4 year old. She loves bath time, playing in the water in the summer, toys with strings or tags, and watching Sesame Street. She was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome and has several medical appointments monthly. She wears braces on her legs and can walk with assistance. She is nonverbal but can express herself through her actions or with noises. She is bonded with her caregiver and will require a slow transition into her forever family.

A family that has the flexibility to attend multiple appointments monthly is a must. Maniyah will also need lifelong care. Maniyah is still visiting with birth mother so continued visits and contact would be in her best interest post adoption. 


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

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 abugauisan@c2adopt.org

Ryan is an intelligent and friendly 14 year old kid. Ryan loves to keep active and spend time outdoors. Ryan is self-driven and enjoys learning new things especially historical facts and keep up with the current politics in America. Ryan loves dogs as they can have a very calming effect on him. He cares about the well-being of animals as well. He is diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, but he functions on a high level. Ryan needs a patient family that will take time to understand his needs and the way he copes with stressors due to his diagnosis. Ryan would like a family that travels and is active outside the home. Ryan would love to take trips to Arizona and California.
Ryan is interested in video games, board games, cards, reading and music. He also likes to draw and has some artistic ability! He likes to help in the kitchen and anything involving cooking. He has expressed interest of wanting to enter the military when he grows up. 

Ryan would like to maintain contact with his biological family, specifically his grandparents. He corresponds with them currently via letters and phone calls.

​If you think you or someone you know may be the family for Ryan, contact Christina Lukhard at clukhard@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.