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Children in Need of a Forever Family

For more information about these featured children, please call 800-572-2390 or 773-728-7800 or send an email to Katie.Friend@illinois.gov or Kfriend@clsw.org.

Mary

9, Female

Mary enjoys going to school, doing activities with friends, and engaging in sports and camps.​

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​Jair

15, Male

Jair, who likes to go by the name Alex, likes playing outside and playing basketball.

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Richard

​15, Male
Richard, who prefers to be called "Ricky," is a very affectionate young man and he has a happy go lucky attitude. At times Ricky can be quiet or shy. He is protective of the people he loves and loves being a big brother to his younger brother and sister.
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​Julius

11, Male
Julius is a confident, outgoing and fun-loving boy. He enjoys playing video games and reading, but he is most at home when he is able to enjoy the outdoors and be active. Julius loves to read Sports Illustrated and wants to learn how to play baseball.
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​Jamarie, Virgil and Ashantie

14, 13, 11; 2 Males, 1 Female; Sibling Group
Ashantie is a very loving, outgoing young lady who enjoys sports and loves to stay active. She currently plays point guard for her school basketball team and is looking forward to the start of a new season.Virgil is a sociable and lovable young man who loves to make others laugh! Jamarie is an outgoing and active young man. He loves to play sports and video games, go to the movies and most importantly rap…and he’s really good!
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​David

15, Male
David presents as quiet and shy. He is guarded and slow to warm in the company of strangers, and will only engage in limited conversation at first. David is very active and athletic, and enjoys a number of sports.
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​Tavione

14, Male
Tavione enjoys being outside with his friends and staying busy. He loves animals, music, singing and playing the guitar. He was also a member of his school choir. When he isn’t involved with music, he enjoys a good game of volleyball and meeting new people.
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