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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
Chasidy is a creative, funny, and soft spoken 15-year-old. She enjoys doing hair, dancing, making tiktoks, playing video games, listening to music, and taking walks. Like most teens, she enjoys family time in moderation but she also loves spend time alone in her room connecting with her friends. Chasidy makes friends easily, has good insight as to how her responses impact situations, and does well with taking responsibly. She is continuing to work on her communication skills which includes advocating for herself and sharing her thoughts and feelings with others. She is looking forward to being in her forever family, who she hopes will be patient, supportive, and willing to give her time to learn to trust them. She is currently placed separately from her sister but remains in contact with her. The girls hope to find families that will prioritize keeping them connected. Due to her history of instability, Chasidy would prefer to remain in the community that she is familiar with (central VA).​

To see Chasidy's news interview, click HERE

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

Leyem is an intelligent 12-year-old boy with a great sense of humor. He enjoys playing with matchbox cars, collecting shells, playing basketball, riding his bike, and playing outside. He has been described as ‘tech savvy’ and he loves to be helpful around the house. Leyem would benefit from a two parent house who can provide him with structure, routine, and lots of one on one attention. Leyem will also benefit from parents who are skilled in trauma informed parenting techniques and who are open to services. Leyem would love it if his forever family also had a dog he could help walk. 

Click here to watch Leyem's video!

If you'd like to learn more about Leyem, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org
This award-winning smile belongs to Tyanna! Tyanna is an energetic 10-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, and she should be the youngest in the family. A home without small pets would be ideal. 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 Ace! She was formally going by Jayley but has since decided she wanted a completely fresh start to include a new name! 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. Ace said she is saving her money to purchase Rod Wave tickets. She hopes to go to college one day to study Psychology or Criminology. Ace 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 Ace, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@c2adopt.org or 804-354-1881.

 LaShawn is a 17 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.
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If you are or know the right family for LaShawn, please contact Lilly Worrell at lworrell@c2adopt.org or by phone at 804-354-1881. 
Amanda is a sweet and creative 12-year-old. She has a good sense of humor and likes to socialize with her peers. Amanda enjoys talking with friends, doing arts and crafts, playing with her dolls, making jewelry, and taking pictures. Amanda is very creative and loves to draw. The best home for Amanda will be supportive, nurturing, loving, safe, and stable. She is hoping her forever family will love to cook and will allow her to help make meals. It is important to her to find a family who is open to maintaining contact with her older sister.​

To see a video of Amanda with her sister, please click the link below. *Note - the girls are not being placed together

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If you think you could be the right family for 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.
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.

14 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. 

Click here to view his video!

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 15 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.
Click here to view his video!

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

Meet 13-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.​

Click here to view his video!

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.

Click here to view his video!

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 11-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."

Click here to view her video!

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 lworrell@c2adopt.org.
Joshua is 16 years old and 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.

Click here to view his video!

​If you are or know of the right family for Joshua please contact Lilly Worrell at 
(804) 354-1881 or lworrell@c2adopt.org.
Tony is an energetic and on-the-go 12-year-old. He would be best described as happy, helpful, and full of life. His favorite card game is Uno but he sometimes makes up his own rules as he goes. He loves all sports, especially football and basketball. He likes to run and play tag or bike with his friends. Tony loves nothing more than to play outside and he will even help with yardwork, when allowed. He also enjoys helping to wash cars. He is interested in building things and loves to take things apart and put them back together. He is very mechanically inclined. Tony hopes to find a committed family who will allow him to maintain contact with his older sister.

Click here to view the video of Tony and his sister.

If you'd like to learn more about Tony, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org

Amyra is a sweet and energetic 10-year-old girl with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Amyra is a natural leader and is creative and fiercely loyal to her family. She is interested in a variety of activities and has many goals for her future. Amyra loves to be outside and enjoys being active and playing in a number of different settings. Amyra and her brother are very close and compete and encourage each other to be the best they can be. One of their favorite activities right now is to ride their bikes outside and practice jumping through hula hoops. Amyra can be shy and reserved around people she does not know, but is quick to speak on things that she knows and is confident in her ability to demonstrate.

Devon Jr., or DJ as he prefers to be called, is a bright and energetic 9-year-old boy. DJ excels in school and enjoys learning. He loves to practice counting and demonstrating the new information he has learned in school. DJ is a very social child and enjoys engaging with others and showing people his talents. He has a great singing voice and his favorite song to sing is the Sonic the Hedgehog theme song. He is often humming to himself or singing and is generally extremely upbeat and communicative. DJ is very engaged when he meets new people and is excited about learning new things. He is affectionate and personable and has a strong connection with his sister and family. DJ has a strong ability to communicate his needs and emotions and responds positively to support and encouragement. 

If you'd like to learn more about Amyra and DJ, please contact Lilly Worrell at (804) 354-1881 or lworrell@c2adopt.org

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Ian is a kind, helpful, and caring 14 year old young man. He has a strong sense of what is right and wrong and knows how to advocate for himself. He is quick to stand up for others when he feels they are being mistreated. Ian enjoys basketball, football, and martial arts. He enjoys being a part of whatever is going on. Ian can be very adaptable and independent. He would love to be able to get a job over the summer. Ian would do well with a family who can parent with firm limits but also empathy and flexibility. He would like parents who can help him learn to express what helps him feel good and what bothers him about life and who can help him navigate successfully into adulthood. 

If you'd like to learn more about Benjamin, please contact Lizzy Grommon at (804)354-1181 or intern2@c2adopt.org

Benjamin is a friendly 15 year old. He can be quiet and shy around those he does not know well but once he warms up is engaging and friendly. Benjamin loves to play games and interact, play board games, and do sports. Benjamin is willing to try new things and very open to new things to try. He likes to play basketball and watch television. Benjamin likes to read and enjoys participating in his church and youth group activities. He is learning to advocate for himself and express his needs, wants, and opinions. Benjamin wants to join the Army after he graduates high school and dreams of one day attending a live professional basketball game. Benjamin hopes to find parents who will support him and help him to express his emotions who are active, enjoy traveling, and is willing to support his desires to be involved with church.

If you'd like to learn more about Benjamin, please contact Lizzy Grommon at  (804)354-1181 or intern2@c2adopt.org

Meet 14-year-old Joseph! People that know him best would describe him as friendly, independent, drive, expressive, jovial, and someone with a great sense of humor who enjoys making others laugh. Joseph enjoys imaginative play and setting up elaborate scenes in his mind and talking about scenarios. He enjoys video gaming, listening to rap music, exercising, and going to the gym. Joseph is hoping to find a forever family who will keep him active in activities and he’d love to have a dog or two. He said he does best with structure but hopes his parent(s) won’t be too strict. He is hoping for a family that is flexible, nurturing, and enjoys doing fun things together. Will you be the unwavering, continuous love in his life that he can count on?

Click here to view the video of Joseph.

If you'd like to learn more about Joseph, please contact Alicia Bugauisan at (804) 354-1881 or abugauisan@c2adopt.org