Arms Wide Adoption Services offers a unique program that offers proactive, child-focused recruitment of adoptive families for children who have been placed in long-term foster care. This program provides intensive social work services to find the best adoptive family for a child by exploring all facets of the child’s family, school, and friendship circles, as well as recruiting potential families from the broader community.
For more information about these children and to find out how you can become a forever family, please contact us at 713-681-6991. We would love the opportunity to share more about these wonderful children with you and determine if you might be the forever family they have been waiting for!
Age: 14 & 13
Gender: Male & Female
Although they’re placed in separate foster homes, the bond between Blaine and Briana is as strong as ever. Blaine is known for his big heart. He loves to help others and has manners that would make Mary Poppins proud. Brianna might be quiet at first, but once she warms up to a new person, she’s a wonderful conversationalist and her intelligence shines through. They hope to find a home where they can always be together.
Brian insists that one day he’ll be famous. At only 13, he raps, dances, plays and writes music. Plus, he’s a sharp dresser who loves having a cool haircut and prides himself on his gentlemanly manners. Thanks to these qualities, Brian makes friends wherever he goes. Recently, his foster mom moved to a new neighborhood and Brian had to transfer schools. He transitioned flawlessly – his talent and confidence have already won him new friends… and even more fans!
Christopher is a ball of energy! He loves being outside playing almost any sport. He especially likes soccer, T-Ball, football, and basketball. When he’s inside, he likes to play videogames, play with his toy cars, and tinker with electronics—he’s got an impressive mind and is great at figuring out how things work.
Dai-Ren does it all: plays trombone in the school band, runs track, plays football and basketball, dances, writes poetry, and composes and sings his own raps and songs. All that’s missing is someone to watch his football games and read his poems. He’s hoping to find a forever family who will be there for him.
Being the friendly kid Demoreon is, he enjoys playing games, joking around with peers and meeting new people. He is a very sweet young man who loves being around strong male role-models. Demoreon also loves pizza, burgers and on occasion some good home cooking!
Age: 13 & 14
Gender: Male & Male
Francisco and Alejandro have two great loves: pizza and each other. Because they’re currently placed in separate foster homes, they look forward to everything about their sibling visits – from sitting next to each other in the car to sharing a pizza together. They insist on being adopted together, so they’ll never have to live apart again.
Gender: Female & Male
Ja’Kye’Ya and J’Andre have the tightest of twin bonds—though they currently live in separate foster homes, they love to talk about the day that they’ll be under the same roof. J’Kye’Ya says that, when they grow up, she and J’Andre will still live together because her brother is “the most important person” to her. J’Kye’Ya loves that J’Andre, whom she calls JJ, will always listen to what she has to say, no matter what she wants to talk about. For J’Andre, his sister is the only person who makes him feel better when he’s having a rough day or having trouble calming down. These two balance each other out perfectly.
Age: 12 & 9
Gender: Male & Male
These two talented and kindhearted brothers want two things in life: play college ball and find a forever family together. For fun, the brothers like to play basketball and football, play video games, and participate in church every Wednesday and Sunday. K’Vonnta and Jeremiah will need persistent, unshakeable love and support to show them that their forever family is really theirs forever.
Joy is a smart young lady with a good head on her shoulders. No matter what life throws at her, she understands that she has to do her best to get ahead in life. She won’t stop trying until she’s achieves her goals. Joy believes adoption is best for her and will help her in life. She knows that having a forever family will give her security of always having a family to lean on.
Michael is a sweet young man who is all about the ROTC and serving his county by joining the military. His smile will steal your heart and his respect and kindness towards others will make you fall in love with him. Michael cares about helping people and that is what he intends to do with the rest of his life. He believes that if he sticks to hard work and believing in himself, he can achieve so much more than the status quo.
At 10 years old, Nyea is already the “mom” of her friend group. She likes caring for her friends, always ready with a hug or hairstyle. In fact, she likes to take care of most everyone she meets, and especially loves babies. She even offered to plan a baby shower when she heard her caseworker was pregnant. However, this miniature “mom” is still hoping for a permanent parent to take care of her.
Octavius loves science, especially weather. He loves a good conversation, especially one where he’s learning from somebody else. He’s very respectful and takes redirection well. Octavius also loves showing other people he cares. Recently, he asked to be taken to school to drop off a thank you note for his principal. When asked what he was thanking her for, Octavius said it was just for being such a good principal. Octavius needs a nurturing yet structured family and will thrive when he has a consistent routine and when he’s in an environment where his gifts and talents are celebrated.
Shamya can seem shy at first, but give her a few minutes and her personality will shine through. She’s a strong teenager who will speak her mind when she feels passionately. Time to recharge is important to Shamya—having a few moments to herself to color or watch cartoons helps her wind down after a long day. Although she gets along well with her foster siblings, she hopes her forever home will be a small family so she can bond one-on-one with her forever parents and still have some quiet time by herself.
Age: 13 & 16
Gender: Female & Female
Sisters Treasure and Kamion are both sweet and smart, love animals, and love all things “girly.” That’s about where their similarities end – they’re as different as day and night. Nevertheless, their bond is unbreakable and they couldn’t imagine being separated. Treasure and Kamion hope to find a forever family together. Their ideal parents will be disciplined yet understanding, knowing that they won’t be able to fix everything these sisters have experienced, but willing to love them and be there for them consistently.