There was the popping room where it all begins: dedicated workers producing their signature favorites like Caramel Corn, Cheddar Cheese and of course their popular “Zebra® Popcorn."
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.
"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.
In preparation for Halloween and the Fall Harvest, we set out to find the most perfect fit of pumpkins for this set of twins for Halloween and also shopped around for Fall decorations at our favorite family place – Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach, CA.
The Emmy Award is behind us, but our A-list of kid stars continue to run. We’re re-capping another dynamic young kid with aspirations for the biz and a personality to match. Meet 14-year-old Devon (2006), Wednesday’s Child VIP at Doris Bergman’s 9th Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party at Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood.
Angel (2007) is a friendly and engaging little boy. His easygoing disposition makes him a pleasure to be around with. Halloween is around the corner, so we brought Angel to our favorite family place – Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach, CA. We got to learn more about Angel as he shopped for fall decorations and tracked down the perfect pumpkin for Halloween.
Yajaira (2004), who prefers to be called “Yaya” is a lovely teen growing up in foster care who wishes to have a safe, permanent and unconditionally loving family of her own. This very introspective and reflective teen has an old soul, and when given the opportunity, she jumps at the chance to advocate for herself to find a family that can reciprocally be a good fit. We had Yaya walk the red carpet at Doris Bergman’s 10th Annual Luxury Lounge & Party honoring the Emmy Awards last month where she was gifted as our celebrity. Here is her story.
Demaja (2006) is an active kid in foster care who’s sports minded and has a love for football. While, a diehard NFL fan, Demaja was open to learn about the other kind of “football” with a much larger fan base worldwide than the NFL – that is Fútbol aka soccer! We visited the newest team in town - the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) MLS Soccer at their state of the art training center on the Cal State LA campus.
Wednesday’s Child was on hand in preparation to celebrate television’s biggest night at Doris Bergman’s 10th Annual Luxury Lounge & Party honoring the Emmy Awards. Our nominee for this segment is Emerald (2003), a teen in foster care with dreams of being “casted” in her own forever family.
Lazae (2003) is a warm, friendly and engaging teen. She’s also outgoing and athletic, and does well in school. For those who know her, and as we’ve discovered for ourselves, honesty and integrity shined through in Lazae’s character.
Olivia (2009) has an outgoing, engaging and vivacious personality that naturally draws people to her. With that kind of qualities presence, it makes her well suited for a career pursuit she has in mind, being a YouTube blogger.
Alexander is a playful 8-year-old with a rambunctious personality. He’s an enthusiastic kid who enjoys being exposed to new things. His endless favorites are puzzles. Alexander can be shy initially, but will be your best friend once he gets to know you. His favorite times are those spent actively outdoors or engaged in taking something apart and putting it back together.
Jimmy (2004) is a friendly and sincere teen with aspirations to enroll in a nursing program in a four-year college right after graduation from high school. Specifically, Jimmy wants to work in the area of sports medicine with his medical training. Academic advisement was in order and we headed over to the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing at Cal State L.A. University with their Dean and Professors.
Leila (2006) is a friendly and articulate young girl with a soft heart and a lot of awareness about herself. Like many kids in foster care, she's finding her center. Leila is looking forward to being a part of a loving permanent family who will provide her with emotional stability and consistency.
Tyler (2007) is a very engaging child with a friendly personality. He likes being around animals and is quite the outdoorsman.
Kyra (2001) is a dynamic young lady with a lively personality. Sassy, independent, and self-assured, Kyra’s waiting for a forever home that will allow her to continue to blossom into adulthood.
Karen (2008) is a delightful little girl with a golden smile. She is amicable, friendly and really enjoys people.
Juan (2004) is an athletic teen who enjoys sports, particularly soccer. He’s open to new experiences and always a team player. With that in mind, we brought Juan to MB2 Raceway in Sylmar, CA. Today he joined Team Wednesday’s Child for some high speed racing simulations through go-carting at this indoor racing facility!
Victor (2004) is a sociable and likable young man with an old soul. He is one of a few teenagers who really does enjoy the company of people older than he. That may be why he actively participates in a mentor program.
The month of May was National Foster Care Awareness month and LA County DCFS and Wednesday’s Child partnered once again with the Mixed Roots Foundation to raise awareness, and to bring over 300 foster children (many of them had never been to a baseball game) to see the Dodgers taking on the Phillies.