Help us find families for these children and youth

Cason (age 13)
This handsome young man has quite the personality. Cason is described by those that know him best as affectionate, funny, and inquisitive. He is outgoing, with an upbeat personality and always willing to engage. Cason is athletic and displays interest in a variety of sports. Cason loves being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping. Cason desires to be in a family setting and a treasured member of a loving family. He would like a family who has common interests such as sports and other activities and will engage in these activities with him!

Aleia (age 9)
Aleia is a loving, beautiful young girl with a huge personality. She is sassy, sweet, and full of energy. She brings sunshine to a room with her contagious smile, laugh, and funny jokes. She enjoys word searches, coloring, and riding her bike. She especially enjoys listening to music and you may even hear her singing along with the lyrics. Aleia responds well to being given tasks and responsibility that will be helpful to others. She has shared her hopes of having a family who will “be nice.” Aleia deserves all the love, stability, and permanence that a forever family offers. She longs to be with her forever family!

Tiquana (age 16)
Tiquana is a dynamic teen who is frequently described as helpful, observant, funny, and insightful. One of her teachers shared, “She is pleasant, personable, and a good conversationalist.” She has a bright smile that lights up the room. Tiquana is a well-rounded young lady who has an array of interests. She enjoys physical activities, such as basketball, volleyball, and swimming. A few additional hobbies that interest her are doing hair, shopping, and playing board games. This young lady has a strong desire to be part of a loving family and has shared that she would like to have parent(s) who will help guide and assist her in being a successful person.

Abigail (age 16)
Abigail is a sweet, compassionate, and lovable teenage girl. She enjoys anything that consists of arts and crafts, making bead bracelets, necklaces, and coloring. She has expressed that her favorite subject is art! Her teachers, foster parent, and social worker describe her as being a very lovable child with an eagerness to help. She is leadership driven and advocates well for herself. She has reservations about adoption but will do well and thrive in a loving and supportive two-parent home as an only child!

Daveun (age 9)
Daveun is a sweet, loving, silly, curious, and genuine young man who never meets a stranger. He is generally happy, chatty, funny, and known for speaking his mind. His hobbies are playing the Wii, Mario Video games, or drawing water towers in his sketch book. Daveun is ready for a loving, stable family, one that is committed to helping him learn and grow towards his full potential.

Cody (age 13)
Cody is waiting for you! He is an intelligent, caring, thoughtful young boy! He enjoys being outside, riding four-wheelers, and working in the garden. He would love a family that is willing to spend time with him and take him fishing! You can always catch Cody wearing his cowboy boots and camo. He loves country music and is learning to play the violin. He has expressed his desire to stay in North Carolina or nearby surrounding areas. He would like an adoptive family that is active, enjoys country living, and understands that ongoing contact with his sister is very important!

You Can Make a Difference
North Carolina is committed to achieving permanence and well-being for youth! Fostering Perspectives contributes by featuring profiles of young people seeking permanence through adoption in every issue. This is just one of many recruitment efforts continuously undertaken by the NC Division of Social Services and the state’s public and private child-placing agencies.

Since 2015, 17 of the young people featured in Fostering Perspectives have been placed with a forever family. Another seven have placements pending.

The takeaway? It really is possible to make a difference in the lives of our youth. Please continue to share this page with others and help us find families for children and youth who need them.


For more information on these children/youth or adoption in general, call the NC Kids Adoption and Foster Care Network at 1-877-NCKIDS-1 •