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March 2018

Introducing, Cash'mere!  Fourteen year old Cash'mere (or Cash as he also likes to be called) describes himself as having a good sense of humor, generous, and being happy most of the time.  Cash is very caring, sweet, and resectful, and feels that God is an important part of his life.  Cash loves video games and sports - especially football and basketball. During his  Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids segment taping Cash'mere visited Lehigh University where he had the opportunity to tour their athletics museum and Hall of Fame, to learn more about being an athlete in college, and to play knockout with the student athletes!  To see Cash's segment from WFMZ 69 News, click HERE.  

  • Interested in being considered as a resource for Cash'mere and already have a home study? Please contact his recruiter, Helene Kosciolek at Diakon Adoption and Foster Care, 610-682-1277 or kosciolekh@diakon.org. 

  • Interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Cash'mere or for information about foster care and/or adoption, click HERE.

 

February 2018

Meet Zaahir!  Zaahir (pronounced zaire) is a polite and respectful 14 year old boy who has a heart of gold.  Those who know him well say that Zaahir is hard working, caring, and kind.  Zaahir loves watching basketball and would love to play on a team.  Zaahir is an incredibly talented and gifted lyricist and enjoys writing and rappping about his life and experiences.  Zaahir dreams of one day becoming a rapper or a graphic designer.  Zaahir's only request is that he finds a forever family who will be nice to him. 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.  

  • Interested in being considered as a resource for Zaahir and already have a home study? Please contact his recruiter, Stephanie Aldrich at Diakon Adoption and Foster Care, 610-682-1277 or aldrichs@diakon.org. 

  • 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!  15 year-old Matthew has lots of interests.  He's a avid baseball, NASCAR, and football fan, is a history buff, and loves video games, Star Wars, and text books!  Matthew is looking for a forever family to provide him with a predictable routine and a great sense of humor (he likes to keep others laughing with his clever sense of humor).  He will need assistance with social skills and will need autism support but does not let his diagnosis hold him back. 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.

November 2017

Meet Antonio!  15 year-old Antonio is friendly, smart, witty, and outgoing.   Antonio has lots of interests including sports (he's a Philadelphia fan!), reading, drawing, listening to music, and watching scary movies.  His favorite foods are pork chops and rice and beans.  Antonio's ideal family would do lots of fun activities together like going to amusement parks and indoor trampoline parks and spending time outdoors.  Antonio would benefit from a family who will advocate for him in school and help him with his homework. Antonio is a genuinely likeable boy and is quick to smile and laugh (although he doesn't like to smile for photos!). To watch Antonio's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids segment, click HERE

  • UPDATE: Antonio is currently ON HOLD. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 2017

Meet Franklin!  19 year-old Franklin very much needs a loving family to support and encourage him as he finishes high school and starts planning for his future Please don't think that Franklin's age means that he no longer needs the security and love of a family. You never stop needing your family, no matter how old you get.  Franklin is shy and polite when he first meets someone.  Once he gets to know you, and he feels comfortable being himself, he is kind and friendly.  He is funny and has a dry sense of humor.  Franklin enjoys working out and he loves to dress up and look his best.  Franklin hopes to find a forever family who will enjoy doing things together.  He would do well in a home with siblings his age and parents who are kind and clear to him.  The best family for Franklin would give him lots of attention, structure, and routine.  Franklin would love to have a dog.  To watch Franklin's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids segment, click HERE.   UPDATE: Franklin is currently on HOLD.

 

August/September 2017

Meet Gavin!  Gavin is a smart, outgoing, polite, and sociable boy who is lookin gfor a forever family.  All kinds of activities appeal to Gavin - he's a fan of football (both watching and playing), drawing, funny movies, Pokemon, video games (Minecraft is a favorite), and at school he loves math and science.  A great thing about Gavin is that he is a really good conversationalist, even with adults.  Gavin would love a home with a mom and dad and older siblings.  All families will be considered for Gavin.  To see Gavin's Adopt Lehigh Valley Kids segment,  click HERE

UPDATE: Gavin is currently ON HOLD.

 

 

 

 

July 2017

Meet Max!  15 year-old Max loves trying new things.  He is athletic and creative and can even do origami and make balloon animals!  Some of Max's other interests include sports and playing video games.  Max is going to be working at an amusement park this summer.  To watch Max'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, Laura McMann at lmcmann@nhsonline.org .

  • Interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Max, 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.

    

 April 2017

Meet Frank! 14 year old Frank is a sweet, happy young man who is always eager to please, and tries his best at everything he does.  Frank enjoys typical teenage boy activities including sports, arcade games, being creative and using his imagination, and spending time outdoors.  Frank also loves playing board games and hanging out with friends. 

For Frank's segment, he got to spend the morning with the City of Bethlehem Fire Department! He tried on gear, learned how to use some of the equipment (including the ladder on the fire truck, and of course, the siren).  The department made sure he left with a Bethlehem FD hat and tshirt to remember this awesome experience as well.  After he finished learning the ropes, he enjoyed getting the real firefighter experience, by having a pizza party lunch with the members of the crew! 

Frank is legally free for adoption and currently residing in a foster home. He would do best in a home where he is the youngest child and can be provided with one-on-one attention. He would prefer a traditional two parent home, but would also consider a conservative single parent home.  Check out his segment HERE.

UPDATE: Frank is currently ON HOLD. 

 

 March 2017

Meet Miguel! 15 year old Miguel has a million dollar smile and a personality to match.  Like most teenage boys, he loves video and arcade games, sports, comic books, and super hereos. Miguel also loves to draw and is very artistic.  He gets along well with his peers and is eager to please adults. 

For Miguel's segment, he and Bo Koltnow of WFMZ spent the morning enjoying everything that Saucon Valley's Revolutions had to offer. They bowled (along with Miguel's caseworker Kate) and played arcade games with an bottomless access card provided by Revolutions! 

Miguel is legally free for adoption, and longs for his forever family.  His team shared that he would do best in a family with a lot of structure, a lot of patience, and a lot of love.  Check out Miguel's segment HERE.

  • Interested in being considered as a resource for Miguel and already have a home study? Contact Kathryn Juliana at JulianaK@diakon.org.
  • Interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Miguel, or for information about foster care and/or adoption, click HERE

                           

February 2017

Meet Jeremy! Jeremy is a sweet, loving 10 year old boy with a great smile and wonderful personality. He enjoys playing outside, riding his bike, building things with legos, and like any other 10 year old boy, loves superheros! Jeremy enjoys being with people and loves board games and laughing. Jeremy is in need of a forever family that won't give up on him, and would do best in a home where he is the only child, or where the other children in the home are older boys. He also would thrive in a home with two parents, one being a strong male role model.

For Jeremy's segment, he loved 'bouncing off the walls' at one of the local trampoline parks, Sky Zone in Bethlehem. He  jumped his little heart out, played basketball, raced, did flips, and tried out the ninja warrior course! He also had a great time with WFMZ's Bo Koltnow! Jeremy is currently in custody of Northampton County CYS and resides in a local foster home, he is legally free for adoption. Check out his segment HERE.    UPDATE: Jeremy is currenly on hold.

 

 January 2017

Meet Zhi'Mire! Zhi is a happy, smiley, loving 5 year old little boy with a bright personality.  He enjoys being outside, being taken on walks, listening to music, and being around people. Zhi'Mire attends school during the week where he is able to play and interact with other children, have stories read to him, and join in large group activities. With the help and support of the services he receives in his current home, he is currently attempting to learn to crawl, and recently mastered getting into a kneeling position!  This little boy has demolished all limitations and expectations placed on him and is very close to moving forward.  Now, he needs a family that can support him, encourage him, and believe in his ability to overcome any obstacle that comes his way!

For Zhi's segment, he spent some time at The Comfort Cottage: Family Engagement Center. The Cottage, normally utilized by Lehigh County Children and Youth for visits between children in foster care and their biological parents, was the perfect place to show Zhi's likes, interests and resiliency.  Zhi'Mire is legally free for adoption and ready for a permanent loving home. Check out Zhi'Mire's segment here.

  • Interested in being considered as a resource for Zhi'Mire and already have a home study? Contact his CSR, Kim Hillman, khillman@pbfalv.org or 610-432-3919
  • Interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Zhi'Mire, or for information about foster care and/or adoption, click HERE

 

 December 2016

Meet Shannon! This lovely young lady is patiently waiting for her perfect forever family.  Shannon loves animals. and enjoyed filming her segment at Last Chance Ranch in Quakertown. She toured the Ranch, got to meet some wonderful animals, and got a sneak peak at her possible future career...as a Vet! Shannon is currently residing in a Group Home in Northampton County and is very excited to move in with a family that she can call her own.  Shannon also enjoys music, dancing, singing and hanging out with her friends, she even sang a quick solo for the cameras! Shannon is always dressed nicely and prides herself on having her hair and nails 'just right' for special occasions.  Shannon and her team are open to considering families of any composition (mom and dad, single mom, single dad etc) and Shannon would enjoy having siblings. She is legally free for adoption. If you missed her segment, check it out HERE.  

  • Interested in being considered as a resource for Shannon and already have a home study? Contact her CSR worker Helene at kosciolekH@diakon.org.
  • Interested in obtaining a home study to be considered as a resource for Shannon, or for information about foster care and/or adoption, click HERE

 

November 2016

 Meet Elizabeth and Josh! This adorable sister and brother are anxiously awaiting their forever family.  Elizabeth is 13 and has typical pre-teen interests like fashion! She also loves playing the flute in the school band, and spending time with her brother and friends. Josh is a kind, quiet, sweet 8 year old who likes playing with his legos, loves sports, spending time with his sister and giving hugs and kisses to people he loves.  They recently were reunited in the same foster home after spending their entire lives apart and are loving every minute of being together at last.

For their segment, they spent the morning at The Da Vinci Science Center checking out their fall exhibits and doing experiments. Elizabeth didn't miss a chance to take her brother's hand as they explored the Center, and Josh often just walked up to his sister and hugged her. Despite being separated for years, they are very connected and bonded and need a family that can ensure they'll never be apart again.  Elizabeth and Josh would do best in a 2 parent traditional family that can allow them to have casual contact with a younger sister. They are not yet legally free for adoption but are in need of a pre-adopt home. See their full segment HERE.

UPDATE: Elizabeth and Josh are currently on hold.

 

October 2016

Meet Angelica ! Angelica is a happy, loving, pretty 12 year old with a lot of heart and energy. Angelica is longing for a forever family after spending over a year in foster care and would prefer a traditional two parent home with older siblings or no siblings in the home. 

Angelica loves cheerleading and enjoyed spending the morning with the Revolution Allstar competetive cheerleaders during her segment. Angelica is eager to learn and try new things and is doing well in school. She also loves animals and would like to have a pet of her own someday. Angelica needs a family that would facilitate her having some mail/phone contact with members of her birth family. She is not yet legally free for adoption, but will be once a family is identified for her.

Update: Angelica is on HOLD.

 

August 2016

Meet Melissa! Our featured child of the month for August.  Melissa is a bright, energetic, polite young lady who enjoys arts and crafts, music, singing, and hanging out with friends.  Melissa enjoys school (her favorite subject is math) and plans to become a Pediatric Surgeon some day.  Melissa is looking for a forever family that will encourage her to reach for the stars and meet her goals.  Melissa would love to some day move to California and dreams of meeting  YouTube sensation, Cameron Dallas! Melissa is not yet legally free for adoption, but will be once a family is identified as a match for her.   Check out her segment HERE.

  • UPDATE: Melissa is currently on hold.

 

 

July 2016

Meet 15 year old Sean, our featured Adopt Lehigh Valley child of the month for July. Sean is a healthy young man with a beautiful smile.  Sean is looking for a loving, patient forever family who will help him work through the losses he's experienced in his young life.  Sean is a resilient teen who enjoys video games, sports, working outside, fishing, and baking and cooking.  Sean has faced disappointment in the past with adoptive families, and is in need of a family who will remain committed and loyal to him.  Sean also would love to be a part of a family who has a special place in their lives for God and enjoys praying together before meals Check out his segment HERE

Interested in being considered as a resource for Sean and already have a home study?: Contact Sean's Child Specific Recruiter, Marian Kolcun at 570-351-9290 or kolcunm@diakon.org

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