"Hi, I’m Joseph, and I love guitars. I’m still learning, but it’s one of my favorite things to do. One time when I was practicing, I played the guitar so much I broke the string. I had to go back to the store and buy another guitar string so I could practice some more. I hope to one day teach other people how to play the guitar. I’d really like that."
"Hi, I’m Niko. I love to draw and listen to music on my MP3 player. I like animals, especially dogs. I’d like to train dogs when I get older. I’ve even thought about getting a dog one day--a dog from a shelter, not a pet store. I want a dog that was abandoned, so I can take care of it."
This shy teenager will warm up quickly to anyone who is armed with pizza or LEGO! He is very proficient at building things with LEGO and can sit for quite a long time engaging in this, his favorite hobby. He is just learning to find leisure activities that he enjoys and would thrive with a family who helps him to explore new interests. Some of his most recent interests include reading and doing crafts.
Hi, I'm Tyeral or Ty. I want to live in a safe family with my sister. We play cops and robbers together and she lets me be the cop. And I be nice to her, too. We have pets in my foster home and I be good to them. I want a black Chihuahua someday and I would name him Raven. I will play with him and feed him and be nice to him.
Meet Mason, future basketball star! He's ready for a single parent or couple that will be there to share all the highs and lows of his life. This athletic boy wants to join a family with parents who are present and actively engaged in their child's life.
Aaron is a delightful young man with bright blue eyes and a winning smile, which is often present. He is generally polite, engaging, social, a bit shy, and eager to please. He is thoughtful and giving, and wants to be a good example for others who are struggling. Aaron introduces himself this way.
"Hi, I'm Aaron. Some things I want families to know about me are that I am hard working, eager, and determined. My friends would say that I'm willing to compromise when needed, and that I'm funny, intelligent, and caring. I enjoy hanging out with friends, fishing, playing games, running, and reading historical and ‘realistic’ fiction books. I also like to skate and bowl, and would like to visit the ocean sometime. I enjoy gardening, and like to help choose what vegetables to plant. I also love dogs! I like cats, too, but I'm allergic to them, so can't have a cat. My favorite class in school has been Wood Shop, and I want to be a construction worker when I grow up, or maybe an EMT so I can help others."
Avisha is a happy, energetic boy who enjoys playing soccer and being outside almost all of the time. When he's not outdoors, he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing video games. Avisha's strength is his ability to make others laugh. That has been a healthy, healing ability to a boy who has had more than his share of opposition in his young life.
"Hi, I'm Tristen. Some of the things I'd like adoptive families to know about me are the things I'm interested in--being outside and camping, hunting and fishing. I love cooking, too. I would like to get involved in culinary arts and be a chef. My nana and my mom taught me how to cook and I've loved it ever since. I like to help with barbequing especially.
Hi, my name is J'urny. One thing you should know about me is that I LOVE fishing! I caught a rainbow trout that was about 12 inches. At first I didn't want to touch it, but I held it while a picture was taken. I learned how to clean it and cook it, and then I ate it! I used to say I was an indoor kid, but I really like to be outdoors, too. I like riding ATVs, hunting, cooking and...FISHING!
"Hi! My name is Jamareon. I was born to play football! I like basketball, swimming and jumping on a trampoline. I love to play video games, Matchbox cars and have fun with my friends. I like to eat cookies dipped in milk."
This exuberant boy's nickname, "Jam," is a great metaphor for his sweet personality and desire to be in the thick of things when it comes to sports. He will stick to your heart as you help him through life's challenges. A generally happy boy with a ready smile and engaging laugh, Jam is social and active. He thrives on individual one-on-one attention.
Cody is a sweet young man whose bright grin and shy demeanor will capture any parent's heart. He desires to have a family that are avid outdoors people, a family that will give him 100% and use some creativity in helping him to successfully manage his behaviors when they become overwhelming. He loves biking, hiking, camping, hunting, and 4-wheeling. He also enjoys playing basketball and video games.
Hi, I'm AJ. I think my favorite thing to do is draw and color. I actually like doing lots of different crafts. I also like riding my bike. I want to go swimming, camping, fishing, hiking and hunting with my new family. But most important, I want to be in a family where I know all my needs will be met. I worry about that sometimes. I think the most important things in a family is trust, friendship and love. I hope I can stay in touch with my half-sister, my aunt, and my biological father, though.
"Hi, I'm Isaiah. I don't want to live where I am now. I want to live in a family. I would like parents who will play games with me, like UNO. I'm pretty good at board games. My favorite subject at school is P.E. and Computers. My least favorite is Art. My favorite foods are Mac and Cheese, hot dogs and corn dogs."
I'm Tyler, and I'm a collector. I collect a lot of different things, like Magic The Gathering, Yugioh, and Pokemon cards. Actually, I don't really collect Yugioh anymore, because they ruined the game, and I only collect older, rarer Pokemon cards. But I really like playing Magic and collecting the cards. I also collect old and antique lighters, like Zippo lighters. I have an antique Bentley lighter, as well. And BB guns and airsoft guns. I have a 1941 Red Ryder BB gun that was given to me. I also have a 1959 Willie Mays baseball card. Comic books are fun, too. Deadpool and Spawn are my favorites.
"My name is Derek and I like to make people laugh! I like drawing,origami, basketball (especially the Utah Jazz!) being outdoors, and riding on just about anything with wheels -- dirt bikes, skateboards, 4-wheelers, bikes and scooters. I also like baseball and think I'm a good pitcher."
"I want a family who will treat me nice and will help me to make good choices. I want a house with lots of rooms to play and a place where I can play outside. I really want a family that will let me stay in touch with my birth family. Because this is really important to me, I need to stay in Idaho, or close enough to visit a lot."
"Hi. My name is Andrew. You should call me Andy--that's what I like. My friends at school would describe me as someone who makes them laugh. I like to tell knock-knock jokes. I like almost every sport, but basketball is my favorite! I can spin the ball on my finger tip.