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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

11, 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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​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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​Joshua

12, Male
Joshua has a laid back and easygoing personality. He describes himself as smart, nice, friendly and a person who likes to talk. Joshua added that he is also good at fixing stuff. Joshua likes to work on his fitness and eating healthier foods, but he still has a weakness for macaroni and cheese which is his favorite meal. Joshua stays active while playing basketball and learning martial arts.
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​Adrianna

14, Female
Adrianna is a preteen girl with a bright infectious smile. She loves being outside in the fresh air and thrives on activities where she receives one-on-one attention from an adult. Adrianna adores all types of animals. Adrianna can be very imaginative and daydreams about being able to live on the moon and have a pet unicorn.
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​Jaxson

12, Male
Jaxson has a lot of energy and is very active. Some of his favorite outdoor activities include riding dirt bikes, regular bikes, four-wheelers, electric scooters, hoover boards and skateboards. Jaxson is a swimmer and prefers swimming in inground swimming pools, but will also swim in lakes and rivers.
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​Zye'Aire

3, Male
Zye'Aire is a 3-year-old with adorable dimples. His best friend is Mickey Mouse and he looks forward to watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse daily. Zye'Aire loves to jump on his trampoline and has one ready to bring with him to his new home. He recently transitioned from early intervention to an all-day pre K program.
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​Edwin

8, Male
Edwin is very athletic and enjoys keeping busy with extracurricular activities. His favorite sport is basketball and he likes gymnastics. When Edwin is relaxing he enjoys playing with Legos, coloring, listening to music, dancing, reading a good book and playing video games.
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​Aniyah

11, Female
Aniyah is very fond of spicy foods, including spicy chicken sandwiches. She enjoys painting and watching her favorite TV shows, Raven’s Home and Girl Meet World. Aniyah’s favorite colors are red, blue and black. Koalas, dogs and cheetahs are top three favorite animals. Aniyah also likes to read.
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