11-13 Years

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INGRID

Age 12

Ingrid is sweet, loyal and cheerful young girl who will instantly warm your heart with her smile. Ingrid enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, jump roping, hula hooping, and playing with her friends.  Ingrid likes watching Full House and listening to music.  Her favorite subject in school is math. 

Ingrid is passionate about animals! Her favorite animal is the snake, because of all the different colors they can be. When she grows up she wants to be a veterinarian.

If Ingrid could travel anywhere in the world she said she would like to travel to Oregon to see and experience the snow and to Paris to go shopping.

Ingrid said that her best quality is that she is a good friend because she is very loyal. She also agreed that she is a hard worker at school, an athlete, and has a good heart.      

Ingrid has experienced some difficult times in her life, yet continues to be hopeful for the future and wants a forever family who will love and nurture her.

Photograph by
Margery Squier & Ron Manahan
The Squier Group

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ANDREA

Age 13

Andrea is a shy girl who enjoys participating in her local youth group. She is reserved around new people, but when she feels comfortable and safe her funny sense of humor will come out and you will not be able to stop laughing! 

Andrea is a talented singer and she dreams of being famous one day.  She is creative and loves drawing and doing all sorts of arts & crafts. 

Andrea is bilingual in English and Spanish. She enjoys relaxing and watching television programs in both languages.

Andrea has been through a great deal of loss and disappointments, but still has not given up hope that there is a forever family out there for her. Andrea needs a family that will commit to her unconditionally and guide her through her teenage years with love, support and encouragement, she deserves this!     

Photograph by
Margery Squier & Ron Manahan
The Squier Group

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JOVONNE

Age 11

Jovonne is a soft spoken boy with a positive attitude. He enjoys playing football and dreams of going to the NFL.  His favorite subject in school is science because he enjoys conducting various experiments. He is athletic, adventurous, and open to trying new things. His favorite places to go are Disneyland and Sea World. He enjoys eating Carne Asada Fries. He is very sweet, introspective, and has a caring heart.

Jovonne would do best in a home with a family who is loving and able to spend quality time with him. He needs a family that enjoys being active and exploring various places. Jovonne is in need of an adoptive family that is open to him maintaining contact with his relatives who have been supportive of him. 

Photograph by
Margery Squier & Ron Manahan
The Squier Group

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THOMAHJ (TJ)

Age 11

Thomahj, affectionately known as “TJ,” is an active boy with an optimistic outlook on life.  He enjoys being active, playing video games, and listening to music.   His favorite sports are football and basketball.  He is in need of a family that will cheer him on from the side lines, as well as get in the game with him.  He is outgoing and has a charming personality.   He is a sweet and caring boy with a heart of gold.

Thomahj would do best in a home that is active and adventurous.  He would also thrive in a home with family that is willing to love and support him and give him the one on one attention he deserves.  Thomahj needs an adoptive family that is open and supportive of him maintaining contact with his siblings.  

Photograph by
Margery Squier
The Squier Group

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TEYAWNA

Age 13

Teyawna is a bright and warm teenage girl. She has been through a great deal in her life but she is amazingly resilient and has overcome many adversities and has not given up hope that there is a family out there for her. 

Teyawna is extremely athletic and enjoys channeling her energy into sports such as soccer, flag football and volleyball. Her favorite thing to do is riding horses. Teyawna has participated in a therapeutic riding program for many years and she lights up when she talks about horses and horseback riding.

Teyawna does well in school and enjoys it and this is reflected in her grades as she gets all A’s & B’s and she has done this all on her own, imagine what she could do with a family.

Teywana wants a mom to do girly things such as getting her nails & hair done and going shopping together. However, she is open to any kind of family as long as they are committed and will step up and give her the unconditional commitment and love she deserves.

Photograph by

CINDY STALIUNAS

Schiavetto Photography

www.schiavettophotography.com

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ANTONIO

Age 12

Antonio is an active boy with a lot of energy. He enjoys going out to eat and going out into the community. He enjoys playing video games and going to Boomers or Dave & Buster’s with his mentor to eat and play. He is a very sweet young man and is good with animals. Antonio would like to play soccer and be a part of a team. Antonio likes to be called “Anthony.” He is in the 7th grade and does well in school. He is a smart and curious boy. Antonio’s favorite food is lasagna and his favorite dessert is blueberry pie. He is very loving, caring and affectionate.

Antonio would do best in a home where he is the only child or in a family with older adult children. He would do best in a family that is active and enjoys being outdoors and going out to eat. Antonio needs an adoptive family that is open and supportive of him continuing contact with his siblings, as he is very close with all of them and it is important that they keep their sibling connection. 

Photograph by

ZEENA GREGG

Zeena Gregg Photography

www.zeenagregg.com