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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
Deon is a very bright, active, and funny 15 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 a smart and articulate 14-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. Because Sammie has dealt with a lot of hurt in her life, she needs a truly committed, structured, and reassuring family.

If you feel you can provide Samantha with the permanence and assistance she needs to grow, please contact Alicia Bugauisan, (804) 354-1881.

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 Alicia Bugauisan at abugauisan@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