Photo by Marjorie Salvaterra

Meet Crystal a sweet, kind-hearted, intelligent girl who knows what she wants in life and a top priority for her is to have a forever family! Crystal is a well grounded young lady who can engage in a deep conversation, but is also light spirited and playful.

She likes to be active and is a sports lover by nature, she enjoys playing and watching any sport. Crystal’s favorite subjects in school are math and science and her dream is to one day become a veterinarian so that she could be surrounded by animals all day long! Her love for animals is obvious as her eyes lit up when she saw dogs at the photo shoot.

Although Crystal has been through a lot of grief and loss, her resiliency shines through and the hopes of having a forever family that can help her achieve her full potential!

Special thanks to the Children’s Action Network and the Heart Gallery LA for use of their photos. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

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Photo by Anne Richardson-Daniel

Helen (2003) is a very sweet and loving little girl. Despite the losses she has experienced, she is determined and resilient. Helen is well behaved, outgoing and likes having fun with her friends. She also enjoys playing her violin and listening to music. Helen’s favorite singer is Ariana Grande and her favorite sport is basketball. She enjoys playing and watching a good game.

Helen attends middle school and recently completed 6th grade. Despite the new challenges that middle school has to offer, she enjoyed it and did well academically. Helen is benefiting from therapeutic services and has a very clear understanding of why she is in foster care. Helen wants a loving family that will nurture and provide her a safe and stable environment.

Special thanks to the Children’s Action Network and the Heart Gallery LA for use of their photos. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

If you’re interested in fostering Helen or other kids like her, please Contact Us.

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Photo by Natasha Calzatti

Photo by Natasha Calzatti

Lorena is a very engaging and sweet girl. She has a wide variety of interests which include arts and crafts and sports. She loves to play volleyball and enjoys watching football, basketball, and baseball on television. At school, she likes to play basketball with the boys. She also likes to help out in the kitchen and is always asking to help her foster mother. She likes to draw and color and has age-appropriate girly interests, such as going to boutiques at the mall to buy accessories, such as barrettes for her hair and bracelets.Her favorite TV channel is the Disney channel and the programs that she particularly enjoys watching are Austin and Allie and Zendayah. Lorena likes music, especially salsa and Latino music.

She really likes attention and needs a lot of it. Lorena is in therapy to work through her past traumas and learn effective coping skills and she receives wraparound services and therapeutic behavioral services. Lorena’s favorite foods are mac and cheese, all ice cream, and Mexican food. She is open to trying new things once to see if she likes it. Lorena has weekend visits with her aunt approximately twice a month and she would like to continue with this relationship after she is adopted.

Special thanks to the Children’s Action Network and the Heart Gallery LA for use of their photos. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

If you’re interested in fostering Lorena or other kids like her, please Contact Us.

 

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Photographed by Will Wong

Photographed by Will Wong

Christopher, age 11, is a friendly and sweet boy who enjoys having fun. He seems shy at first but he opens up to people once he’s comfortable with them. Like most children his age, Christopher is adventurous and likes playing with his friends.

Christopher has successfully completed counseling but continues to receive therapy for trauma. Academically, Christopher works hard to get his school work done. He has an IEP and gets assistance with a tutor.

Christopher has a great appetite and is open to trying different types of foods. He also has a passion for playing the drums. He is a quick learner and has a good ear for music. He was once active in his church playing the drums.

Christopher is the youngest of 4 children and enjoys spending time with his siblings. Christopher’s older twin sisters are attending college. He usually visits with them during their school breaks.

Christopher deserves a forever family that will support him in all his future endeavors.

Special thanks to the Children’s Action Network and the Heart Gallery LA for use of their photos. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

If you’re interested in fostering Christopher or other kids like him, please Contact Us.

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spirit

Photo by Anne Richardson-Daniel

Spirit was born September 2003 and is an out-going and social young lady who likes to keep active. Spirit loves swimming and horseback riding and would love to have a house someday with a pool or even a horse. Hey, a girl can dream big! She is easily engaged, very sociable and has a good sense of humor.

Spirit is a smart, hard-working girl who does well in school but sometimes becomes distracted. She is working to stay focused because one day she hopes to go to college! Spirit would greatly benefit from a loving and stable adoptive home where she can get the consistency and love she deserves while providing the safety and security allowing her to grow, mature and reach her potential. 

Special thanks to the Children’s Action Network and the Heart Gallery LA for use of their photos. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

If you’re interested in fostering Spirit or other kids like her, please Contact Us.

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Photo by Rachel Murray Framingheddu

Photo by Rachel Murray Framingheddu

Through no fault of her own, family reunification is no longer an option for Kyla. Kyla states she is willing to literally “go out on a limb” to find a family to be there for her unconditionally.

With an interest in Parkour, which is a training discipline using movement, running, jumping, climbing, swinging and rolling, often from high places” she can quite easily go out on most limbs! Kyla is extraordinarily athletic and prides herself on being fit. Before taking up Parkour, she was an excellent track star but now she’s on to more exciting endeavors.

Kyla is ready for a family who will be there for all of life’s adventures. She hopes to find someone patient enough to peel back her sometimes tough, outer layers and uncover the sweet, fearless and brave Kyla.

Special thanks to the Children’s Action Network and the Heart Gallery LA for use of their photos. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

If you’re interested in fostering Kyla or other kids like her, please Contact Us.

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Photo by Anne Richardson-Daniel

Photo by Anne Richardson-Daniel

Matthew was born in 2001 and is a true gentleman. He opens doors for others and always remembers to say please and thank you. His sweet and shy smile definitely match his personality. He may take some time to get to know people but once he is comfortable, he opens right up.

If you want to start a quick conversation, talk about his favorite sport, football. Matthew enjoys watching and playing football. A natural athlete with the size to match, he is a great football ball player and already looks groomed for the NFL.

Matthew is a bright young man who enjoys learning. He benefits from Special Educational services and tutoring to help him catch up and achieve academic success. No one works harder than Matthew at school and it is starting to pay off! He also has a great sense of humor. Matthew enjoys entertaining others and making people laugh. He also loves spending time with his sister and hopes he can continue to have visits with her.

Special thanks to the Children’s Action Network and the Heart Gallery LA for use of their photos. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

If you’re interested in fostering Matthew or other kids like him, please Contact Us.

 

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Photo by Anne Riachardson-Daniel

Edward, age 11, is a sweet and loveable young man with a great sense of humor. He is very caring and is likes to go the extra mile for others. Edward is also inquisitive and isn’t afraid to ask questions, make observations, or explore his surroundings. Edward is active and loves sports such as basketball, soccer, and football. His favorite sport to play is basketball and he is currently involved with a youth basketball league.

At home, Edward likes to unwind by playing videogames, reading books, and listening to music. Edward also has a spiritual side and enjoys attending church on a weekly basis. Edward currently has a host family that spends time with him on the weekends and attends his basketball games. However, Edward needs a permanent family and hopes to one day be part of a family that is active and can provide him with the support and unconditional love that he needs.

Special thanks to the Children’s Action Network and the Heart Gallery LA for use of their photos. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

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Meet Stevie

Photo by Barbara Alvarado

Photo by Barbara Alvarado

Stevie is a 13 year-old boy who enjoys trains, cars, transformers and video games. He also likes to read, draw and swim. “Titanic” is currently his favorite movie. Stevie is a bit of a loner, but is actually quite talkative if the topic is something he is interested in.

Stevie attends special education classes and does well in school. He needs a family that is patient and is willing to understand his autistic/Asperger’s behaviors. Like any kid, he benefits from lots of attention and love.

Special thanks to the Children’s Action Network and the Heart Gallery LA for use of their photos. CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.

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