Forever Families

Community Connections works in partnership with DFCS to facilitate successful adoption finalizations for children in our foster care program transitioning to their forever families. Please see pictures below to learn more about the children in our foster homes who are in need of a forever family.

For more for information also visit It’s My Turn Now Georgia website and enter the Child Main ID number in the search bar.

For further questions, please call Community Connections Recruiter/Trainer Diane Jackson at (770) 465-9644 ext. 103 or It’s My Turn Now Georgia at (404) 657-3479 or 1-800-603-1322.

 

Darryl & Kendre (pictured with their sisters)
Child Main ID: 5172A-5176A

This ready-made family of five looks forward to joining a permanent family, all of them together, soon! Darryl, Kendre, Kristianna, Dalyla, and Kacy are happy African American siblings who enjoy spending time together and with other kids. Darryl, born in 2008, loves playing and watching football (the Falcons are his favorite team) and hopes to play football professionally when he grows up. He also enjoys watching ‘Black Panther’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’, playing ‘Sorry!’ listening to rap music, and playing on the playground. At school, Darryl enjoys learning new things, especially about math. Kendre, born in 2010, enjoys playing with his friends, and playing ‘Monopoly’, football, and electronic games on his tablet. He also enjoys watching ‘Black Panther’, ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’, and football and basketball games. Kendre’s favorite teams are the Warriors, Giants, Falcons and Celtics. At school, where he earns good grades and enjoys reading, Kendre likes to go to the library. Kristianna, born in 2011, is an open and honest girl whose goal for the future is to have her own house with her brothers and sisters. There she could continue to enjoy playing outside, swinging on the swings, singing, playing on her tablet, watching ‘Frozen’ and ‘Duck Tales’, and learning about math at school. Dalyla, born in 2012, is a loving and talkative girl who likes to play with her friends, be outside, jump on the trampoline, listen to R&B music, play with toys, and watch dinosaur movies and ‘Paw Patrol’. Kacy, born in 2014, is a loving and engaging girl who likes playing with the toys at daycare, singing, riding her bike, playing on her tablet, getting presents, and watching ‘Paw Patrol’. Darryl, Kendre, Kristianna, Dalyla, and Kacy need a loving adoptive family who will provide them with the attention, support, patience, structure, and nurturing environment they need to continue to thrive and reach their goals.

 

Nakayla, Arteceia, Miracle
Child Main ID: 4994A-4996A

Nakayla, Arteceia and Miracle are loving African American sisters who enjoy playing together (kickball and board games, to name a few), dancing, watching movies, listening to hip-hop music, and coloring. Nakayla, born 12/06, is a sweet, affectionate, busy, playful and thoughtful child who loves to laugh and enjoys making others happy and spending time with her foster family. She also enjoys riding her bike, participating in the Special Olympics (she LOVES dodgeball), bowling, and watching TV. At school, Nakayla enjoys learning about math and spending time with the other kids during lunch and recess. Her goals are to graduate from high school and find meaningful employment. Arteceia, born 7/09, is a quiet, observant, smart, spirited, and protective girl. She’s described as competitive and enjoys jumping rope and hula hooping. Arteceia also enjoys making people happy as well as giving and receiving praise. At school, Arteceia enjoys playing with her friends during recess and earning good grades. She plans to go to college when she is older. Miracle, born 1/11, is a sweet, fun, and busy little girl who loves to help her foster mother with tasks around the house and care for her baby dolls–always having one in hand. She also enjoys playing make-believe and dressing up in costumes. At school, Miracle is well-behaved and enjoys learning about math, making her teacher happy, and playing with her friends during recess and lunch time. Miracle plans to go to college then become an “animal doctor” when she is older so she can “save all the pets.” Nakayla, Arteceia, and Miracle need a loving adoptive family who will provide them with the attention, support, encouragement, and nurturing environment they need to continue to thrive. Their family will also need to support their need for ongoing therapy, including speech, occupational, and physical which addresses their developmental delays, and academic assistance, as well as, their desire to maintain their relationships with their foster parents and their siblings, who have been planned for adoption separately.

 

Angel
Child Main ID: 4344R

Angel, born 11/07, is a sweet and loveable African American girl who is a joy to be around. She is always smiling, loves to laugh and loves to be around other children. Angel is non-verbal, non-ambulatory, legally blind and developmentally delayed, but she is able to play on the floor with her toys, feed herself finger foods, drink from a sippy cup, and is learning to stand with assistance. Angel needs a loving and patient adoptive family who will give her the time, attention, encouragement and nurturing environment she needs to continue learning how to do new things. Her family will also need to provide her with constant supervision and support her need for ongoing physical, speech and occupational therapy.

 

 

Aliyah & Michael
Child Main ID: 4848A – 4849A

Aliyah, born 11/08, and King Michael, born 12/09, are adorable African American/Caucasian siblings who love to spend time playing with each other. Aliyah is a very smart, attentive, talkative, helpful and happy little girl who loves and looks out for her little brother. She also loves to read books, watch TV, play with toys and get attention. At school, where Aliyah does well, she gets along well with her peers and enjoys participating in art class. King Michael is a very friendly and loving little boy with a vibrant personality who enjoys one-on-one attention and affection. He also enjoys playing with his friends, playing with action figures, playing with trucks, playing in his play kitchen, playing on the computer, and taking photos with cell phones and tablets. Despite having been diagnosed with learning disabilities, King Michael has made tremendous strides academically and is very eager to learn, try things on his own and complete tasks independently. He knows his colors and the letters of his name, and is working with his teachers on recognizing numbers and also saying some of the words that he knows. Aliyah and King Michael need a loving adoptive family who will provide them with the support, encouragement and nurturing environment they need to continue to thrive. Their family will also need to support their need for ongoing therapy, to include physical, speech and occupational therapy for King Michael as well as support King Michael’s ongoing medical needs.

Finalized Adoptions

 

See previous Community Connections Adoptions here

 

National Adoption Day News Article

http://thechampionnewspaper.com/news/local/new-families-formed-during-national-adoption-day/