Tajon looks like any other nine-year-old but he has a grown-up attitude.
“Creative” doesn’t even begin to describe Wafiq. At just 14 years old, he taught himself to play the drums.
Robert loves computers and he plays the piano, even writes his own songs. And he has quite sophisticated tastes.
Gianna is a spark plug. This nine-year-old is quick with a story, a joke, or a song.
Jay loves camping, a passion he wants to share with a permanent family.
Eleven-year-old Skylar loves singing hip-hop and soul like her idol, Adele.
Eighteen-year-old Miguel wants to be a professional baseball player just like his favorite, Ryan Howard.
Fourteen-year-old Jessica is only in ninth grade, but she already has her mind made up: she wants to serve her country.
“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.