“I’m terrific, smart, I’m helpful,” he says matter-of-factly. “And if anybody asks what I want to be when I grow up, the answer is a firefighter.”
“I’m very good at cursive,” he says with pride. “I’m very good at minusing and plussing.”
Michael, a very motivated 14-year-old, wants to be a pediatrician. He’s already a good cook.
Eight-year-old Rhyian says he and his 10-year-old brother, Brandon, have a blast doing all sorts of things together.
Seven-year-old Kaitland (right) admires her big sister, Talina.
When we met, eight-year-old Talina (left) and her sister Kaitland were getting ready for their school’s Christmas concert.
Christopher is 17, and he loves playing video games and drawing.
A bright young woman who loves math, going to church, and reading the Bible, her very favorite activity is horseback riding.
Name a sport, any sport, and Jamie will tell you he loves playing it.
Jazmeer, Marquis, and Aniyah share a bond that grew out of necessity as they went through the adoption system together, and now the trio would like to find a permanent home together.
Twelve-year-old Nadir is normally soft-spoken, but he’s found an outlet in poetry.
Sasha loves helping others.
She says she loves entertaining people but she doesn’t want a career in entertainment — she wants to be a heart surgeon.
Fourteen-year-old Tyeisha is a great student who loves reading — especially mysteries and romance novels.
Whether he’s riding his bike or playing outside, six-year-old Tamir is a ball of energy.