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Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids is a partnership between The Salvation Army Children's Services and WFMZ-69 News. Each month, a Pennsylvania child  is featured in a segment that airs on WFMZ-69 News, introducing them to the community as one of the many local children who are waiting for an adoptive family. Since launching in July 2016, the amazing children who filmed their segments have participated in fun activities based on their interests, supported by generous local businesses and organizations.

Angelica, age 12, loves cheerleading and spent the morning with competitive cheerleaders learning new moves.  The City of Bethlehem Fire Department welcomed 14 year old Frank to show him what a day on the job would be like if he follows his dream of becoming a fire fighter.  Another child, Max, had a blast practicing football with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, and 14 year old Zaahir recorded some of his own original raps at the state of the art Real Recording Studio. 

Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids segments have raised awareness not only to the need of a forever family for featured children, but also for the more than 2,000 other children in Pennsylvania who are waiting for someone to welcome them home. Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids airs on WFMZ-69 News the first Friday evening and Saturday morning of each month. 

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Jason

Jason is our Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids featured child for January 2020. 19 year-old Jason is a kind hearted young man who goes out of his way to help others. Although he doesn't have any expressive language skills, his big smile and eyes let you know how he’s feeling. He does have a communication device that he uses. He loves spending time with his friends watching action movies or playing outdoors. He has just learned how to play UNO, and would love to challenge you to a game! Jason enjoys one-on-one time with adults, but is also open to the idea of older siblings. Although he doesn't currently live with any pets, he likes both dogs and cats. He wants a family who would maybe take him to see a baseball game at Yankee stadium, followed by dinner anywhere that serves burgers and ice cream, nothing fancy and no peanut butter! Jason had a blast at Prime Martial Arts in Bethlehem in a lesson with Sensei Joe Kortbawi. You can see Jason's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids taping HERE

 

If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Jason or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


Bella

Bella is our Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids featured child for December 2019. Bella is warm and friendly and has a wonderful sense of humor. She giggled her way through her taping at Painting With a Twist in Allentown. Bella likes to read and is creative and thoughtful. She even offered to gift her lovely snowman painting to the Painting With a Twist instructor as a thank you for the fun lesson. You can see Bella's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids taping HERE

 

If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Bella or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


 

 

 

Jeremiah

Jeremiah is our Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids featured child for November 2019. A huge fan of ping pong, Jeremiah had the opportunity to learn the sport of pickleball from the awesome folks at Lehigh Valley Pickleball.  A mix of ping pong, tennis, and badminton, pickleball came naturally to Jeremiah who gave even the experienced players some real competition! You can see Jeremiah's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids taping HERE

 

If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Jeremiah or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


 

 

 

Bella

Shylynn is our Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids featured child for July 2019.  Shylynn is a friendly and spunky girl who loves making friends and joking around. She describes herself as awesome because she is stylish, artistic, sassy, and has good manners.  Shylynn has diverse interests and loves everything from crafting to singing to riding bikes and playing outside.  She also loves being feminine and wearing dresses, styling  her hair, and going shopping.  Shylynn adores all animals, especially dogs and cats.  Horses are her favorite.  

Shylynn would love a familoy with a mom and dad that live in an area with a big yard and pets.  She would also love to have older siblings. Shylynn's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids taping included a hair and makeup styling along with a shopping trip courtesy of American Hairlines.  You can see her experience HERE

 

For her You can see Shylynn's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids taping HERE

 

 


 

Eric

Our May 2019 Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids featured child is Eric.  An aspiring chef, Eric experienced a cooking lesson at Don Juan Mex Grill in Emmaus.  Don Juan Mex Grill owner, Juan Martinez, taught Eric some classic Mexican dishes and shared tips on how to become a successful restrauteur.  You can see Eric's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids taping HERE

 

If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Eric or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


 

 

 

 

 

Elijah

Our December featured child is Elijah.  A true superhero fan, Lehigh Valley ComicCon and Movie Tavern in Trexlertown, provided Elijah with an exciting opportunity to meet some of the greatest superheroes and watch a movie with them!  Check out Elijah's segment HERE

 

 If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Elijah or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


 

 

 

Andrew

Andrew is our wondeful September Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids featured child.  Andrew loves is animals and during his ALVK taping, had the opportunity to tour the Lehigh Valley Zoo.  During his visit, he learned about all of the creatures there as he was full of great questions about the animals and their habits. Check out Andrew's segment HERE

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 If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Andrew or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


 

 

 

 

 

Luke

Introducing Luke!  Luke isn't one to be scared to try new things and is definitely up for a challenge as you can see during his adventure at Parkour Generations Lehigh Valley.  If you missed the segment, check it out HERE

 

 If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Luke or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


 

 

 

 

 

Randy

Meet Randy!  Randy is a fan of superheroes and got a chance to experience what life is like as a real-life crime fighter by spending his ALVK taping day with the heroes of the Macungie Police Department!  Please take a moment to check out Randy's amazing experience by clicking HERE

 

If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Randy or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


 

 

 

 

 

Zaahir

Meet Zaahir!  During his  Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids segment taping Zaahir visited Real Recording Studio in Bethlehem, PA where he was able to learn what it feels like to make a real demo!  To see Zaahir's segment from WFMZ 69 News, click HERE.  

  •  If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Zaahir or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


     

     

     

Matthew

Meet Matthew!  During his taping for Adopt Lehigh Valley kids, Max was thrilled to put the pedal to the metal at Lehigh Valley Grand Prix!  To watch Matthew's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids segment, click HERE.  

If you are interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Matthew or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.


 

 

 

 

 

June 2017: Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids: One Year Later

  Over the past year, Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids has shared with us some amazing kids who are in need of adoptive families.  The June 2017 Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids segment is a look back, celebrating the children who have found forever families and reminding us that several of them are still waiting.

Check out the segment HERE.

Interested in being considered as a resource for any of the featured children?  Please click HERE for more information.  Please note: only families with a current home study may be considered as a resource for the children.  If you have a home study, when you contact us we will direct you to the case worker for the child you are inquiring after.  If you do not have a home study, we will be very happy to talk with you about how to proceed.