Age: 13

My idea of a perfect day would include going swimming, because I love to swim. Later at home, I would get comfortable in my cozy pajamas, read a book, play Wii games with the family. I would chill, relax and play with the dog. I'm a cuddly dog person. I hope my family loves animals, too.


Age: 15

My name's Rogelia, but my friends call me "RJ." I like to listen to music, go out and do fun things, dance (especially hip-hop), and watch TV. My favorite subjects in school are drama, choir, and English. After high school, I'd like to attend college.

When people ask what I want out of life, I tell them I just want to be happy. I want a family with siblings, pets, a mom, and parents that are ok with me visiting and having a relationship with my biological family and previous guardians.


Age: 16

Hey, I'm Jacklyn. I love animals; cats, dogs, all kinds of animals. I have kind of a gift. Mostly they love me--except I stay away from the ones that want to attack.

If you were to ask my best friend to describe me, she would tell you 'She's my BFF and we're actually like twins. We're both picky eaters, we both like animals, we both love to play video games, we're both not all the way mature yet because we like to pretend we're animals.' (laughter)


Age: 16

Hope is another name for expectation or desire. That is something this pretty teen with curly hair as bright as a new copper penny carries in her heart. She has hope that she will soon be in a family that could build her trust and help her move past the hard times she has survived. Though she sometimes struggles with emotions related to the past, she is a genuinely sweet and likeable girl who goes with the flow in life.


Age: 14

My name is Krista. I want to live in the country. I used to live on a ranch and I really liked living there. I love horses and I'm not afraid to get dirty. I also like girly things. I like to do hair, paint nails and go shopping. I love to do all kinds of crafts. I really like school. I am good in math and science and want to be a cardiac specialist one day.