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Antwan hopes one day to become a professional football player, so it’s no surprise that this active 12-year-old considers making the football team his greatest accomplishment. He loves sports, and playing basketball and pitch-and-toss with a football are among his favorite hobbies. Antwan likes Hip-Hop music and playing the Call of Duty video game, too. At school, math is his favorite subject in school, though he also enjoys music and art. Antwan loves animals – the Cheetah is his favorite because it’s fast, just like him.
He wants his future family to know that he is helpful and funny and, although he enjoys his alone time, he would love to be part of a large, loving family.
Video courtesy of Berun Belcher, LCSW, Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter
Destinie is very smart and all smiles. She is 10 years old and in the fifth grade.
Destinie excels in math and reading and enjoys most sports, especially football and baseball.
Destinie likes to make new friends and helping others. When she grows up she would like to be a Probation Officer, Lawyer or a Teacher.
Video courtesy of Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay
"I’m the life of the party!"
Appolonia, 16, is a creative and outgoing young woman with a great sense of fashion. She has the capacity for being the sweetest person you'll meet and when she gets involved in a task that inspires her, she possesses the drive to finish it as best she can. Some of her hobbies are reading and dancing, and her favorite subject in school is math. She’s working hard to improve her grades and has made great personal strides in her young life. Appolonia needs a strong and patient family that can understand her ups and downs, and who will look beyond the difficulties to see a truly special young woman. She'll thrive in an experienced home with a lot of love and she thinks it would be nice to have a few brothers and sisters as well!
Meet Melissa and Fyheem
Video courtesy of Children's Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay
“We have high hopes!”
Melissa's a driven young woman with some really big dreams. She has a passion for fashion, and her goal is to one day become the big designer that everyone wears. She worked hard at learning to sew, both by hand and machine, and she's already begun her own fashion portfolio. She aspires to one day visit the fashion mecca of Paris, and when you speak with her in person you have no doubt that she'll attain these dreams of hers. Melissa has a beautiful laugh and infectious energy, and she's filled to the brim with potential. She loves her little brother very much, and wants to see him happy as often as possible.
There's not a whole lot more you can say about a kid whose main goal in life is to become a philanthropist and world-changer of Oprah Winfrey proportions, but I'll try. Fyheem's a sweet and engaging young man with a quiet sense of humor. He's not afraid of sharing his dreams with others, and he possesses an inspiring desire to help people. He's fascinated by animals, especially wolves, and thinks that he'd like to become a veterinarian when he grows up. Fyheem's a talented athlete and a caring little brother who loves spending time with his sister, especially if they're watching the Twilight movies together, of which both kids are huge fans!
Melissa and Fyheem are beautiful kids who have an enormous amount to offer the world. What they need most is a loving home where their talents will be nurtured and their energies directed. They would like a family with a similar ethnic background as them.
Like Kimora Lee Simmons, Tikeria dreams of owning her own fashion empire, earning millions from her very own fashion line. When not daydreaming of her future, Tikeria enjoys watching the Jamie Foxx show, playing Mancala or drawing. Tikeria would thrive in a structured, loving home that will encourage and support her as she receives therapies to deal with the many losses in her life.
Travino, 12, is athletic and always game to play any sport. Indoor hobbies include playing video games, reading Diary of A Wimpy Kid, watching Spongebob on television and watching movies like the Smurfs. Favorite board games include Sorry, Mancala and Monopoly. Travino is sometimes quiet, somewhat serious and often silly. When he wants to be, he is very helpful, respectful and a lot of fun to be around. Like most kids, Travino loves to get his way and will protest when he does not. He has high energy and is impulsive at times and doesn't always think about the consequences of his actions. He admits that he gets mad a lot; especially when he doesn't get his way, but he is learning and practicing skills to manage his emotions. School can be challenging for Travino, but he is proud of the recent improvements he has made. With his commitment and rededication to his schoolwork and the support of a tutor,Travino has has raised his scores by two whole grades! Travino hopes he will find a forever family that will be proud of his accomplishments no matter how big or small. He hope they will support him and make him feel confident in achieving his goals. Travino also longs for a family that will compliment him and make him feel special, even though he feels shy and a bit embarrassed when they do. Travino enjoys Christian rap and hopes to join a family of the same faith and values. He prefers to join a family with both a mother and a father, if possible. He loves dogs and would love to have family pets. Travino also wishes to maintain in contact with his siblings and cousins.
Keturah is a bright, active and educationally capable teen. She is always on the go, likes animals and would someday like to become a veterinarian. Keturah wants to be heard and will make sure she gets her point across at any cost. Keturah can have challenges managing her emotions but is learning to see the glass as half full. We are seeking a family that has experience with behaviors and is willing to be there for her no matter what. She would do best in a structured home within a nurturing and supportive environment. Other children in the home would be welcome as she is very social and can easily attach. We are seeking an African American or bi-racial family as this teen has a strong cultural identity. She is searching for a family to call her own.
Samuel has many diverse talents and interests including sports and the arts. He plays basketball and has recently been involved in a karate class; he also loves to watch football on TV. Samuel is a great dancer, too, and loves to break dance. He dreams of becoming a police officer in his community. Samuel currently attends a school to help him improve his frustration tolerance. He feels he would be an asset to any household and would love the opportunity to have a loving and caring family. He would do well in a two-parent home with lots of structure and guidance.
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