Wednesday's Child: Markus loves sports and is looking for a forever family

Born in 2003, Markus is a warm and engaging teen in foster care who holds a lot of passion for a variety of interests and enthusiastic about experiencing new things. In addition to his educational pursuits, he is athletic and loves sports. Markus had never been to Staples Center for an event, so NHL Hall of Famer and current President of the LA Kings Hockey Team, Luc Robitaille made Markus his personal guest at what would be one of the final games of the season.

Wednesday's Child: Sweet siblings Mario, Emiliano, and Ivan looking for a permanent loving family

Mario (2005, Center), Emiliano (2007, Right) and Ivan (2009, Left) are brothers who describe each other as their best friends. They’re always on the go, full of energy and spontaneity.  They love being in the outdoors. That’s not all there is to these boys – they have a knack for learning, especially on the tech side. We brought them to one of our favorite learning labs – Rolling Robots in Glendale, CA for a lesson in robotics.

Wednesday's Child: Leslie is in search of a loving family to call home

Leslie (2004) is a friendly and sociable teen deserving of a safe, loving and permanent family. She has a warm and inviting personality and is open to trying out new things. Like most teens, Leslie appreciates trending fashions and accessories.  Therefore, she was excited to check out the topnotch designer vendors and geared up to experience the role of a celebrity VIP surrounding the Academy Awards AKA Oscars at Doris Bergman’s 12th Annual Valentine Romance Pre-Oscar Luxury Lounge and Party at the Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood.

Wednesday's Child: Sweet Willie would love a forever home

Willie (2009) is a bright and happy child with a smile that will warm anyone’s heart.  Willie has a calm and mannerly demeanor, and speaks with precision and decisiveness. When asked what he wanted to be when he grows up, he said an engineer. So, we brought Willie to meet and learn about the field of aerospace with a real life engineer at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum in Compton, CA.

Wednesday's Child: Special needs teen Jemariah needs a permanent home

Jemariah (2005) is a happy and friendly teen with some special needs. He is very active and requires a great deal of support and supervision. He enjoys all kinds of food, especially tacos, salad, and cheez-its. He loves the outdoors and likes to strut his skills with a basketball. We’re told that Jemariah loves to color and being read to, so we decided to have him try his hand at painting at the Color Me Mine in Whittier, CA.

Dad celebrates Wednesday's Child adoption

Happy New Year from Wednesday’s Child! The year 2020 marks 25 years of the Wednesday’s Child program, a partnership between KTTV-Los Angeles FOX 11 News and DCFS to find adopting families for a population of children in foster care who face more barriers than others in reaching permanency.

Wednesday's Child: Sweet and lovable Cristeina would love a permanent family

Cristeina (2007) is a personable child. She enjoys the outdoors and going to the movies, mall, library and the park. She also enjoys drawing; anything artsy, listening to music, putting puzzles together, and reading (especially Korean Comic books). Cristeina is always up for exploring new things and different dimensions of the arts. With that in mind, Cristeina was given a chance to see a theater production media day where members of the media interviewed the cast of the Lythgoe Family Panto’s 10-Year Anniversary production of A Snow White Christmas.

Wednesday's Child: Kind, affectionate Felipe in need of a loving home

Meet Felipe (2006), a very kind and affectionate child with some special needs. He is friendly and polite, and enjoys engaging in conversations on just about anything. Felipe is very easy-going and gets along with everyone in just about every setting. While sports aren’t Felipe’s forte, he was such a “sport” when presented with the opportunity to go ice skating for the first time at the Bai’s Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square.

Kelvin: A Wednesday's Child success story

November is National Adoption Month. This week on Wednesday’s Child, we will rewind to the Hollywood gifting party in February 2018, where Kelvin (2002) was one of our VIP guests.   

Fashion shoot for four from foster care

"Beautiful" said the photographer as he snapped away at four young adults once in foster care. It was a fun fashion shoot given as a gift from stylist Jesse J Guillen. One girl, Rhonda Bolanos was once on FOX 11's Wednesday's Child in the 1990's before being adopted.