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These kids really need to be able to feel the loving arms of parents around their shoulders each day in a forever home together so they can thrive.
Logan is from Russia and just recently became a U.S. citizen. He's a smart kid who loves sports cars -- and he's looking for a forever home.
Every year about 24,000 teens across the country celebrate their 18th birthday while aging out of foster care.
Every week someone in the Bay area answers the call to grant a wish for our Wednesday's Child. 15 year old Emmanuel has always dreamed of making music and Rising Sun Recording Studio as well a group of talented musicians didn't think twice about donating their professional services to make it happen.
This week a young man named Kyle touched a Bay area mother's heart before he even met her.
You never know the impact you can have on a child's life just by spending some quality time with them. A former NBA player hit the hardwood for a little 1-on-1 with a local teen named Michael who's waiting for a forever family.
We're shining a light on the special bond between sisters. From keeping each other's secrets, to sharing clothes and lots of giggles, it's a life-long friendship.
With thousands of children across Florida in need of a forever family potential parents need to know that in some instances they can double or triple the size of their family based on just one adoption.
It's hard to even imagine, but there are 19,000 kids in Florida's foster care system waiting and hoping for a forever family to do things with, to love them, to have fun with them, no matter what the plans are. Just someone to call Mommy and Daddy.
Over the last few years I have had the privilege of talking to children in foster care and helping them find a forever home. And while I am very sad to say this is my last week at 10 News, I am delighted to have meet these remarkable young people.
Whenever you learn a child is shy, one sure way to get them to open up is by introducing them to animals.
Tony is 9 and Aaliah is 11. They've been apart and in different foster homes for some time now. They really want to find a family who will keep them together.
Nancy is a 14-year-old who loves trying out new styles on her friends. She wants to be hairstylist one day.
Not giving up on finding a forever family
It was last year at about this time when we first met 4 siblings who were looking for a forever home.
There are thousands of children who are in need of a forever family. But these children's chances were much slimmer than most.
Cairs Solutions Parentfinder helps connect foster children with parents.
I was warned ahead of time that Clarissa, Rashaan and Akeelah were very energetic.
We are at the Largo SPCA and Timothy is getting to know some of the animals that call this shelter home.
11-year-old JT wanted to try rock climbing, so it was off to Vertical Ventures in Tampa.
Friday was a day that was two years in the making.