Children Awaiting Adoption
There are many children in the agency’s care who are waiting for a loving family to adopt them. The agency provides training, support and counseling services to adoptive children and their families every step of the way.
To inquire about the adoption process, or for more information on a specific child, please send us an email, give us a call, or join us for an informal Q & A at one of our scheduled orientations. For more information, call (201) 261-2800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The children featured here are currently legally free for adoption.
Birth Date: November 2003
Altariq is handsome, sweet boy with a smile that could light up anyone’s day! Kind and generous are two of the best words to describe Altariq. His favorite activities are playing and watching basketball (he is an NY Knicks fan!), drawing (cartoon characters are his specialty), playing video games and most recently learning to cook. He is so excited to be playing basketball this winter for the local recreation league. Altariq has shared that he would like to be a chef when he is older so he can cook for people. He sees how happy people get when they are eating a good meal with one another and wants to be able to help bring happiness to the lives of others! Altariq enjoys school and is doing well academically. He loves math but doesn’t have the same passion for language arts.
Altariq is so looking forward to finding his forever family. When he thinks of holidays and shared meals, he thinks of spending time with family and is looking forward to having a family all his own someday. He says that he would like a home with a mother and father and no other children. However, Altariq would benefit from a home with another child, preferably a child who is older than he is who would be a good role model. Altariq has biological siblings and would like to be able to maintain those relationships post-adoption.
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Birth Date: February 2009
All who meet Alvans can’t help but fall for his heart warming smile. He loves hugs and one-on-one attention. In response to attention he reaches out to hold caregiver’s hands and will lead you to toys or activities he wishes to interact with. Those who care for him have become quite attached to him and have fostered his growth and progress. Alvans is able to walk with some assistance and has a healthy appetite. He eats puree and chopped foods at meals and requires assistance to feed himself. He enjoys toys that make loud noises and have bright lights. Even though he gets cold quickly Alvans loves to go swimming! He also enjoys riding his bike and will dance to anything with a good beat. He is always ready to play and have a good time!
Alvans is an incredible boy who is full of joy and energy. His happiness is truly contagious!
Birth Date: November 2007
Angel is a very active little guy! He loves being the center of attention. A great day for Angel includes time spent in the gym whether in his therapy swing, bouncing on a ball or in his tumble form mobile. Climbing is Angel’s favorite pastime; climbing over chairs, stairs, up a slide, and even over a gate. Joyful and affectionate he loves to give big hugs and hold hands. Angel enjoys being outside in nice weather, taking walks, going to the pool and riding his bike. Interactive sensory toys that light up, make noise and vibrate entertain him. Other favorite pastimes include listening to music, using his iPad and watching movies like SpongeBob SquarePants and Annie. Angel needs a very loving and committed family to help him reach his full potential.
Birth Date: June 2005
Chassadi is an endearing teenager who is full of life. Her passion is singing and dancing. Car rides are fun with Chassadi with the radio volume turned up, windows rolled down and her angelic voice filling the space both inside and out. A very easy-going teenager who enjoys going shopping and getting an ice cream cone afterwards. Chassadi loves expressing herself through her creativity; she is an excellent writer and enjoys making crafts as gifts for the people she cares about. Chassadi has a younger sister with whom she is very close. This relationship needs to be fostered and supported as she goes along her permanency journey. This teen longs to be adopted and is very excited to have a forever family. She would love to have an older sister to do hair and makeup with or help care for a younger sibling. A lover of animals, dogs are her favorite. She can’t wait for the day to share the love in her heart with a family she can call her own.
Birth Date: June 2005
Meet Cornell, an engaging and charismatic youngster with a passion for superheroes and comic books! Batman, Superman and Spiderman are a few of his favorites. He also loves to play games on his Nintendo DS game system. Basketball is a favorite pastime for Cornell, as he has lots of energy! Creating things with paper helps Cornell to focus. He especially loves to make lots of different paper airplanes to see which creation flies the best! He has been described as funny, talkative, creative and imaginative. He is affectionate and eagerly seeks out one-on-one attention from adults. Cornell loves to be around animals and would be so excited to have a dog of his own! Cornell is still unsure about what he would like to be when he grows up, but he has big dreams; basketball player, doctor and scientist are just a few of the careers Cornell would consider.
Family is important to Cornell, and he longs for a loving and supportive family he can call his own. Cornell has two siblings with whom he shares a strong bond, and it is recommended that contact be allowed to continue even after Cornell finds his forever home. Cornell would do well in a family where he is the only or youngest child. With patience, guidance and life-long support, Cornell can flourish!
Birth Date: December 2011
Daniel deserves a loving and nurturing family that will advocate for all of his needs.
Daniel is a handsome little boy who has a lot of love to give. He quickly attaches to caregivers and demonstrates affection by eye contact and smiling. Daniel is intrigued with lights that are multicolored as well as soothing sounds. His bright smile is on display when strolling outside in the sunshine or going on car rides. Happiness shines through his facial expressions which also express discomfort. He uses maximum hand over hand assistance when he is with his caregivers.
Daniel is a growing boy with a big heart who needs a loving family. He requires a permanent home that understands his needs and is committed to provide safety, security and love.
Birth Date: November 2001
Inquisitive, active and athletic are some of the many words to describe Elijah. He has varied interests, one of which is drawing. Sports are Elijah’s true passion! He is energetic and enjoys participating in competitive sports. Linebacker has been Elijah’s most recent position on the local football team. He loves football, basketball and baseball and hopes to be a professional football player someday. Some of Elijah’s favorite sports teams are the Tennesse Titans, the NY Mets and the UNC Tarheels. College is definitely part of his future plans post high school. Gym is Elijah’s favorite class in school, as it allows him to be active and engage in athletic activities with his classmates. Elijah longs for a family to call his own. He would do best as the only or oldest child in the home, as he craves one-on-one attention from caring adults.
Birth Date: February 2006
Eric is an energetic and curious boy who loves to explore his surroundings. He loves to be an assistant and as a result his current caregivers find him very helpful. Eric enjoys the independence of making his own strawberry milk, cereal and cooking in the microwave. However, playing with water is by far what he loves most. Second to water play is IPAD time, watching cartoons and Disney movies. The perfect day is a trip to the zoo or playing at the pool.
He is a sweet young man who thrives on praise and positive attention. Eric can recognize the important people in his life and is able to form new attachments easily. He does require a highly structured home environment and parents who can be strong advocates for him. His ideal family will be loving and energetic and willing to support him now and in the future.
Birth Date: January 2011
Franklin is a happy and playful little boy who will steal your heart the moment you meet him! He loves to act silly with and be tickled by his caregivers. Toys that light up, vibrate and/or make sounds are Franklin’s favorites. When the weather is warm, Franklin loves to be outside. Franklin makes his needs and wants known with the use of gestures, facial expressions and some sounds. Franklin’s caregivers believe that he will be able to walk (with some support) in the future!
A patient and committed two-parent household with no other children, or maximum of two other children, would be the best match for Franklin. He needs a family who can meet his needs, which will continue into adulthood.
Birth Date: February 2003
Jameir is a friendly and curious boy. He loves to laugh and have a good time. Jameir will give you a “high five” to say hello and he will say “bye”. He likes to go on trips to the pool in the summer and skiing in the winter. Jameir also enjoys taking pictures. He is becoming quite a photographer! This tech savvy teen is learning to use a laptop in school, facetimes on his iPad and will organize photos in your phone to create the perfect albums.
Jameir enjoys being in the choir and practicing his karate moves. Additionally he takes horseback riding lessons to strengthen his muscles; he loves it!
A loving and committed forever family will help Jameir reach his full potential and support him through adulthood.
Birth Date: January 2001
James is a handsome and good natured young man who loves to share smiles and giggles with his caregivers. He is very caring and affectionate and “the room brightens when he walks in”. He has created his own communication style; a combination of gestures and touch to express his wants and needs. James loves being outdoors, and a special treat is swings at the park. Sensory based activities with adult caregivers is high on his list of favorites as well as arcade and entertainment venues.
James needs a family who can provide the special attention and support that he needs throughout his lifetime.
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Birth Date: March 2006
All who meet this sweet little boy agree, he has a great personality and becomes quite attached to those who care for him. He loves hugs and kisses and one-on-one attention. In response to attention he reaches out to hold caregiver’s hands and legs. Those who care for him have become quite attached to him and have fostered his growth and progress. Kai enjoys swimming and horseback riding. When seen on horseback he is all smiles. Kai is able to walk on his own but at times may need assistance. His new mobility has spurred a sense of adventure, often grabbing a hand to accompany him on a journey. He eats puree and chopped foods at meals and requires a lot of time and patience during mealtimes. He has a healthy appetite though and enjoys this time with his caregiver.
Birth Date: May 2002
Lamont is a good-natured teen with a curious nature. He loves to watch mystery and investigative television shows, and is interested in history. Lamont loves football and you will find him rooting for the San Francisco 49ers. Basketball is also of interest to Lamont and he enjoys playing it at the local neighborhood court. Like most teens his age, Lamont also enjoys playing video and computer games. Card games, like Uno, are a favorite of Lamont’s. He loves dogs and would love to someday own a German Shepherd. Those who know Lamont describe him as respectful, courteous, thoughtful, expressive and intelligent.
Lamont’s ideal forever family will be structured, patient and supportive. He requires a family that can help to guide him into adulthood. Lamont would do best in a family with children that are close to his age. He does have siblings with whom he would like to maintain contact after he is adopted.
Birth Date: May 2005
Lee’Aja can be described as smart, sweet and funny with a bright smile! You can’t miss her kind natured personality, big heart and desire to help others. She likes to stay active playing basketball, going bowling, and skating. She is a huge professional sport fan and loves to watch the NY Yankees, Philadelphia Eagles and Philadelphia 76ers. When Lee’Aja is not playing or watching sports, she enjoys listening to R&B and hip-hop music and currently loves Cardi B. Her favorite holidays are Christmas, Thanksgiving and her birthday. These represent to her time with family, eating yummy food and receiving and sharing love.
Academically she does well and is an active participant in class. She has shown great strength in working with younger kids and has been selected to be part of her school’s mentoring program. Her helpful nature has her aspiring to a career in the medical field. Lee’Aja has shared that her ideal family would consist of two parents and possibly a younger sibling. It is her hope that she finds a home that will nurture and support her continued contact with her brothers.
Birth Date: June 2011
Malachi blossoms with praise. His face lights up when he hears a deserving, “great job Malachi”. He is described as charismatic, humorous and helpful. A keeper of memories, he can quickly recall peoples, places and experiences. His humor can be seen in his quick wit and ability to make people around him laugh. Beware though his laugh can be infectious. Malachi has not yet decided on a sport but has participated in and enjoyed both karate and soccer lessons. Academically Malachi does well in a structured and nurturing learning environment; favorite times of the school day are spent in computer and art classes.
Malachi will be at his best with a family that offers structure, guidance lots of love and opportunities to stay connected with his older brother Winsum.
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Birth Date: November 2012
Thomas is an energetic boy with lots of love to give! This little guy is an extremely sharp dresser who enjoys looking his best. His favorite accessory is bow ties in all different patterns and colors. He can be a bit shy at first; however very quickly he becomes quite the chatterbox. He enjoys the outdoors and playing catch. He is very creative and enjoys building and rebuilding with Legos. When it is quiet time he enjoys Disney channel or listens to music.
Thomas’s ideal family would be very structured and affectionate. It would be necessary to continue to foster Thomas’s relationship with his aunt who would be a great support for both Thomas and his family.
For further information on Thomas please contact his recruiter Annette Flores at AFlores@cafsnj.org
Birth Date: January 2005
Tysean is an affectionate, loving boy with an infectious, bubbly personality. He is very family oriented and treasures the relationships he has with his biological siblings. Visiting and spending time with them are very important to him. Tysean is a sociable and active kid who plays well with other children. He adores dogs and proudly helps take care of the therapy dog when it visits his home. Since all animals are of interest to Tysean, a trip to the zoo would be a great day for him. Tysean’s true passion is basketball. He loves watching, playing and learning new skills to bring to the court. Tysean is on a special needs team and is a valued, talented player. Tysean will participate in anything that keeps him active and outside. He enjoys attending summer camps and going horseback riding with his program.
Tysean enjoys being a part of a family and would thrive in a loving home that is supportive of his existing relationships.