11-13 Years


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Age 12

Angelica is a sweet and lovely young girl. Her incredible smile will melt your heart. She is social, talkative and has many friends. Angelica likes being active and participates in gymnastics. She is also very creative and artistic. She has a great sense of style and fashion. Angelica loves animals, especially dogs and horses and is helping to take care of the horses where she resides.   

Angelica is an amazingly resilient young girl. She has experienced many losses throughout her life. Angelica would do well in a committed family who can help support and comfort her as she grieves her losses. It is also important that Angelica has a family that will keep her connected to her siblings and important persons in her life. 

Angelica is a beautiful girl on the inside and out and she deserves the best family! Any family would be fortunate to have Angelica as their daughter.

Photograph by
Ron Manahan



Age 12

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



Age 11

Joseph, also known as, Joey, is a great kid. He can be shy when you first meet him but once he gets to know you, his personality shines through. He is talkative, funny and active. His favorite activities include practicing Tae Kwon Do and visiting amusement parks with his friends.  Joey also loves California burritos and boasts that he knows everything about his favorite movie series, Star Wars.

Despite a number of disappointments in his young life, Joey remains optimistic and positive about his future. He believes that if he sets his mind to it, he can accomplish anything. He aspires to one day join the Navy so that he will have the opportunity to serve and protect his county.


Joey needs a family that will offer love, patience and remain committed to him as he continues to make positive strides in his behavior. It would also be important that his adoptive family be supportive of keeping him connected to his younger siblings.




Age 13

Ramon is a bright, kind and polite young man. Though Ramon can be a bit shy and quite, once he warms up he is easy to talk to and has an infectious smile. Ramon enjoys playing sports including soccer, football and Judo. His favorite school subject is math and he dreams of one day going to college and getting a good job.

Ramon’s heritage is very important to him and he would like to live with a family that will keep him connected to and share his cultural traditions and foods. Ramon would like to live with a family that also speaks Spanish and can help him practice.

Ramon would do well in a family that will offer lots of love, encouragement and guidance as he continues to grow. He needs a family that will celebrate his accomplishments, support his goals and encourage him to reach even higher.

Watch Ramon's story

Photograph by

Ron Manahn


The Squire Group