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.
Llamas, horses and pigs! Oh my!!! Meet Alexis (2005), a young girl in foster care with a kindred spirit and a true heart full of compassion. Alexis wants to pursue a career working with abused and neglected animals.
Gregory (2005) is an enthusiastic and engaging teenager with a flair for fashion. Gregory is a go getter at heart and sees himself as a creative person who loves thinking outside the box. He hopes for a career in fashion and design someday.
Mathew (2010) is a vivacious and active little boy with a great deal of energy. Mathew loves to experience new things and is always eager to participate. Mathew has a like for baseball.
Bringing your attention to the photo on the far left, meet Annabella born 2013 (Right), Nyomi born 2015 (Left) and Steven born 2016 (Center).
Sharina (2004) is a teen of and for the arts; colorful and creative, open-minded and adventurous. She has an artistic spirit and resiliently feels hopeful despite the many challenges she’s faced. Being able to share their parallel life stories, Regina Louise and Sharina met up to do an art project.
Joanna (2011) is a little girl full of joy and happiness, and is waiting for her place with a forever family. We met up with Joanna at a local park for some bubbles, jungle gym activity and some digging. Joanna fascinates herself with a lot – she’s incredibly sociable, friendly, and loves to play with other children.
Congratulations to FOX 11’s Christine Devine, honored on Tuesday by the LA County Board of Supervisors for her terrific work with Wednesday’s Child. She’s been helping children in foster care find forever families for 20 years.
Tyraughn Barnett is example of overcoming the odds and finding family outside the norm.
FedEx Cares brings the holidays home to an adoptive family. Meet a same-sex couple sharing the story of diversity in adoptions.
We caught up with a former foster youth once on Wednesdays Child, 26-year-old Tyraughn. Ty shared the story of a dream day in which he was featured on a YouTube series called Sugar, produced by Adam Levine of Maroon 5.