Jacob desires to have someone walk alongside him and appreciate this serious disposition and all those respectable qualities that he exhibits. However, he also needs that person to be willing to protect him and love him fiercely in a way that he can let go to be carefree and silly.
We know there is a family out there who can offer the same to Wyatt and we hope that a family watching is willing to say yes. Yes to adopting Wyatt, yes to visiting him, yes to loving him, and yes to looking into those chocolate brown eyes and telling him, “you are precious, you are loved, you are m
Our day at Smith Nursery started off with overcast skies, cold temperatures and gusty winds. We were at a nursery and much like the weather at the start of the day this sweet boy’s disposition matched the weather.
Our 10 year old TImere featured on Forever Family this week was such an interesting boy to observe. When I first met Timere at filming he seemed quiet and I would even go as far as to say he appeared disengaged.
To say Stefani as a daughter would be a gift to any family willing to receive her is an understatement. In three hours this young lady taught me to speak the truth without shame or fear while allowing others to see the beauty that comes from that type of boldness.
Thirteen-year-old Patience is one of a very large sibling set with seven children in all. She comes from a family filled with lots of brothers and sisters, all with their unique and fun personalities, as evidenced by her bubbly sister sitting next to her in the interview that you will see.
After a vulnerable and insightful interview with this young woman, we all sat there stunned by her maturity and her willingness to share not just about her story and desire to find a family but also her desire to see the face of foster care change.
Joshua stands staring at a barrier that has been built over years during his time in foster care. However, the hope of having a forever family, and his desire to be a son has started the process of taking down his walls.
By Ashley McKinley | Program Development Director, North Carolina Forever Families Coordinator
This week the story explains the “why” that drives our weekly segments. We invest the time, energy and resources because we believe that there are more capable families who should consider stepping up to the calling of foster care.
For thousands of foster children nationwide the ability for their stories to be told, the chance for their voice to be heard, and the opportunity for redemption in their story is frequently drowned out by the other noises of this world that we miss their song.
Not only does she have various passions and varied interests, but the thing about Makayla is she will tell you enthusiastically about each and everything she enjoys and will also share with you why each of these passions are important to her.
By Ashley McKinley | North Carolina Forever Families Coordinator
In the classic Anne of Green Gables this fictional character is known for her eagerness to please. Anne is a character who adapts to a new family and a new way of life while remaining hopeful and not afraid to dream.
The willingness to take the time to find one missing puzzle piece that can help a child feel more understood, more at ease. It is also that same puzzle piece that makes us feel a little more connected to them as an individual.
Seven Homes and Forever Family believe there is a family out there for every child waiting to be adopted. We along Eric Thomas and WBTV believe that permanency is something that EVERY single child deserves.
I loved hearing our camera man’s thick accent “if I can get the right angle on this shot and capture this boy’s green eyes with the right light then I know that a family out there will see it and bring him home”
In this week’s Forever Family feature, you will meet Shariesa. Like her younger brother and sister, she is a calm, reserved child who strikes me as someone who is more interested in listening to others rather than calling attention to herself.
I am so pleased to introduce you this week to Josiah, a soft-spoken, genteel 9-year old boy who is hoping to be adopted and would be a perfect fit for a family not wanting a loud, rambunctious atmosphere around the home.
There is a magical moment that sneaks up on you as a parent of a child with special needs. A moment you never expect. As a parent of a child with Autism I can tell you that as a family we grieved in a unique way.
“Because I get to sit over there by the newscasters,” That was how Makiyah sheepishly responded to Ashley McKinley, one of the Forever Family Coordinators, when asked why she was smiling so big after her interview with our Forever Family crew.
This 10-year-old may have a voice that is meek and quiet, but his spirit and his love of family is anything but that. Elmer, the younger of the two boys is hoping to find a family that will let him stay with his brother forever.
The smile is not simply because of the possibility of a wrapped box that may contain a “red ryder BB gun” instead Ethan’s smile will be beaming because the greatest gift of all is right in front of him, the ability to finally be able to say once and for all “I’m HOME!”