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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 new waiting child from Lehigh, Northampton, or Berks County 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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November 2019

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 Lorelei or for information about foster care and/or adoption Click HERE.

 

 

 

May 2019

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.

 

 

 

 

 

January 2019

Lorelei  is our talented featured child for the January 2019 Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids segment.  A creative and talented artist, 17 year old Lorelei spent her filming day at Baum School of Art.  There she received a lesson in anime drawing from artist Nikke Obertubbesing.  In addition to drawing, Lorelei loves reading, making jewelry, painting and baking.  You can see Lorelei's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids taping HERE

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

December 2018

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.

 

 

 

 

September 2018

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

 

  •  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 2018

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2018

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2018

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.

 

 

 

 

December 2017

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.  

Interested in being considered as a resource for Max and already have a home study? Please contact his recruiter, AJ Zehner at Diakon Adoption and Foster Care, 610-682-1497 or zehnera@diakon.org. 

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.

    

 

 

October 2016

Meet Angelica ! Angelica loves cheerleading and enjoyed spending the morning with the Revolution Allstar competetive cheerleaders during her segment. Check out her segment HERE to see how great she was at trying new things and making friends.  

Interested in being considered as a resource for Angelica and already have a home study?: Contact Sharon Brooks at Northampton County Children, Youth, and Families at: 610-559-3290.

Interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Angelica, or for information about foster care and/or adoption, click HERE