Meet Our Kids

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!


Blaine

Blaine

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Blaine is kind, loving and helpful. He has good manners and he strives to do well. Blaine is diagnosed with Autism, but has made great improvements in his behavior. Blaine loves football. He is a Houston Texans fan and loves watching them play. Blaine also likes to play video games, go to church and the park, and watch television. He enjoys going out to eat his favorite food, which is shrimp.

At home and school Blaine is challenged in his interactions with others. He can be easily distracted and impatient at times and he can act without thinking. Blaine requires redirection in these situations. He has come a long way in improving his behavior and just needs some encouragement and support. Blaine is a fast learner and loves science. Blaine is interested in becoming a nurse or a police officer when he grows up.

Blaine needs a family who will be patient and consistent, especially during the transition from his foster home to an adoptive home. He needs a family who will be very supportive of him and committed to raising him to adulthood.

Brandyn

Brandyn

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Brandyn loves good conversation and making friends. He is a loving young man who cares about people and is always respectful. Brandyn enjoys sports but mainly loves talking about, watching and especially playing football. As he gets older he dreams of going to college on a football scholarship and eventually making it as a professional football player. If he doesn’t get to play professionally though, he says he would love to become a police officer because he wants to help people.

Brandyn is a bright young man who loves to learn and always strives to have a positive attitude. At times he struggles with bad language but he is constantly working on this. Brandyn wants an adoptive family who will support his goals and help him achieve them. As a healthy and growing teenager, Brandyn shows quite a bit of maturity for his age and has high hopes for his future.

Brian & JC

Brian & JC

Age: 13 & 11

Gender: Male & Male

Brian is a very likable young man and he makes new friends easily. Brian enjoys playing all sports and currently plays soccer and plans to try out for basketball. Brian likes to write his own rap music and perform for people he trusts. Brian is very competitive and does not like to lose.

JC is friendly and likes to make new friends everywhere he goes. He enjoys dancing, playing basketball and staying up-to-date with new music. JC enjoys playing soccer especially when he is the goalie. JC has always been the youngest in his family and enjoys being taken care of.

Brian and JC are currently in separate foster homes and are looking for a forever home together.

Chris C.

Chris C.

Age: 13

Gender: Male

Chris is a sweet kid who could hold a conversation with anyone who is willing to sit and chat. He is inquisitive and enjoys going to school and learning new things. He loves exploring new activities and is currently really into art and choir. Chris loves all kinds of food and enjoys trying new dishes as well, but he can have breakfast food anytime of the day. During his free time he enjoys playing outside with friends.

Chris needs a loving family who would be patient with him learning to use positive language when he gets frustrated; he has a good head on his shoulders and takes correction well. He has two younger brothers named George and Isiah and would like to be adopted with them if possible or at least keep in close contact with them. Chris would like an adoptive family who appreciates his Hispanic culture and would help him maintain his Latin roots. Chris is looking forward to having a family he can call his own.

Christopher

Christopher

Age: 11

Gender: Male

Christopher is a rambunctious child. He loves attention! He especially enjoys receiving one-on-one attention. Christopher is very sweet and helpful. He loves being outside playing any sport including soccer, t-ball, football, and basketball. Christopher loves to run and he has recently taken an interest in track. He also really likes playing video games and with his toy cars.

Christopher does well in school. Although he enjoys reading, he doesn’t enjoy math very much. He is very sociable and makes friends easily. Like many children his age, Christopher can get upset when things don’t go as he planned. Christopher requires redirection and guidance on how to respond appropriately from patient adults. Christopher feels that he is a nice boy and a good friend.

Christopher will benefit greatly from a home that is caring and from an understanding family who will provide consistent structure, boundaries, and affection. Christopher will do well in a home with strong adult role models. He will need on-going supportive services help him adjust to his new home. Christopher has an older sister who is not part of this adoption.

Chris Z

Chris Z

Gender: Male

Christopher is a sweet kid with a fun personality. At first Chris is shy, but that changes when he begins talking about some of his favorite subjects like football, video games and super heroes. He especially loves Superman.

He plays football at his school and is looking forward to winning games this upcoming school year. He also enjoys swimming and listening to music.

Christopher needs a nurturing home with a structured family where he can be provided with patience and love. He has two brothers and one sister who he would like to keep contact with but are not part of this adoption.

Francisco & Alejandro

Francisco & Alejandro

Age: 11 & 12

Gender: Male & Male

Francisco and Alejandro have a good relationship and always look out for each other. Like all siblings, they have their moments where they may disagree but their bond doesn’t change.

Francisco is a very sweet kid who is easy to have a good conversation with. He enjoys playing football and video games. His favorite color is red and his favorite food is pizza. One of Francisco’s wishes is to have a pet dog and even though his favorite type of dog is a German Shepherd, he would love any type of dog. Like most little brothers, Francisco looks up to his older brother Alejandro very much.

Alejandro is very shy at first but warms up after you talk with him for a while. Even though Alejandro can be quiet, he lights up a room when he smiles and is willing to try new things. He enjoys going to the movies, swimming, eating pizza and art. He also loves pets, especially dogs.

Francisco and Alejandro do very well with each other and other children as well. They would benefit from a family who can give them the love and support they need. Francisco and Alejandro want to be adopted together and are looking forward to having a family they can call their own.

George

George

Age: 9

Gender: Male

George is the type of kid that will steal your heart with his big personality and small stature. He enjoys playing video games, going new places outside of the home and having good conversation.

At times, George can act up in school and get frustrated with the teachers and adults. George needs a loving adoptive family that will help him manage these frustrations and address them in a positive way. His favorite foods are pizza and French fries, and he loves the color blue. George has two older brothers named Christopher and Isiah and they can be adopted as siblings or separately.

George would do well in a supportive family who can give him structure and patience. He is looking forward to having a family he can call his own.

Isiah

Isiah

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Isiah has a big personality when you take the time to get to know him. He enjoys playing video games and all things basketball. Isiah also loves watching cartoons – one of his favorites is Sponge Bob.

Isiah has an older brother named Christopher and a younger brother named George and they can be adopted together or separately.

Isiah is working on his anger management and would benefit from a loving family who can provide structure and patience. He needs a supportive community that will bring out the best in him.

J’Andre

J’Andre

Age: 14

Gender: Male

J’Andre may seem shy at first but he is a very active, loving child who loves to smile. When it comes to outdoor activities, J’Andre enjoys playing all types of sports with children his own age. He also likes to watch TV and LOVES to play video games.

Away from the home, J’Andre likes to go out to eat, visit the park, or go to the movies. He has a bike that he rides on occasion in the neighborhood park. J’Andre also enjoys playing the drums and listening to music.

At times, J’Andre gets overly excited or anxious when there are a lot of things happening around him. He responds well to redirection. He is able to work through his emotions when he gets upset and take advice from a mentor. He shows affection towards others and has a strong bond with his sister, who will not be a part of this adoption.

J’Kye’Y

J’Kye’Y

Age: Female

Gender: 14

Ja’Kye’Ya is a loving, affectionate child who loves to smile. She is very active and enjoys playing indoors and outdoors. She loves to play with children her age. Ja’Kye’Ya loves fashion and likes to always have her hair done. She also loves to sing and dance.

Ja’Kye’Ya is a problem-solver and does her chores and other tasks well. She is energetic and has a flair for the dramatic. She is easily redirected and sometimes needs someone to guide her and offer consistency with her daily routines. Ja’Kye’Ya typically makes good decisions. She shows remorse when appropriate and knows how to apologize once she cools down. Ja’Kye’Ya enjoys attending church and is involved in choir and praise dancing.

Joshua

Joshua

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Joshua may seem quiet at first, but he warms up as time passes. He gets along well with his peers and shows respect toward adult figures. Joshua can become frustrated and his emotions can get the best of him at times.

Joshua is very active and loves to play. He loves sports activities and going to professional games. He plays well with others, but can become easily dissatisfied if he doesn’t win. Joshua enjoys playing video games.

Joshua does well in school. He completes his work, follows directions and interacts positively during class. At times, he needs to be verbally redirected to stay on task. Joshua is a fun-loving child who wants to be a part of a loving family.

Joshua needs a structured and organized household. The family will need to provide a stable and nurturing environment. He will need a positive male role model in his life. Sometimes, Joshua requires redirection to complete a task. Joshua is looking for a family who will allow him to maintain contact with his siblings, who are not part of this adoption.

Octavius

Octavius

Age: 10

Gender: Male

Octavius is a very inquisitive child who enjoys learning new things. He loves science, space, baseball and playing games. He especially loves talking and learning about the weather. Octavius is very friendly and wins the heart of anyone who meets him.

Octavius is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum and ADHD. He is high functioning and does very well with the other foster children living in his current foster home.

Octavius needs a family that will provide the patience, love and support that he needs. He is looking forward to having a family and would do well in a family with or without children.

Shamya

Shamya

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Shamya likes to meet new people, but at times she is cautious in doing so. Once she is comfortable with you, she can talk to you for hours. She is very curious and will openly ask questions about what is happening, whether it is a TV show or things going on in the house.

Shamya is very creative and enjoys activities which include coloring and drawing. She loves to watch cartoons and can spend hours watching shows on kid themed stations. Shamya enjoys taking walks around the neighborhood and playing at the playground. Shamya’s favorite thing to do is go swimming. Shamya has a good appetite and loves to try new foods.

Shamya does well in her academics. She gets along with her peers, but at times she can seem unfriendly and become a challenge with her teachers and peers. Shamya wants to maintain contact with her siblings, who are not part of this adoption.

Shamya needs a family that will provide her the love and support her needs. She would do well in a family with or without children. Shamya is capable of forming attachments and is looking forward to having a family.