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  • Single Boy

Allen

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Adoption ID:  1395091 Name:  Allen
Recruiter:  Karen Blomquist Birth:  2009
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  Caucasian/White
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Male
    Legal Status:  Free
    Last Updated:  09/29/2021

Allen is such a loveable child who is contagiously happy! He loves to laugh and stay active. Bounce houses and bubbles are just two of his favorite things. Allen also delights in riding scooters and skateboards. If he could pick a superpower, this awesome kiddo would pick super strength. Allen loves to eat chicken nuggets or teriyaki chicken (or anything with yummy teriyaki sauce) and looks forward to snack time. Allen prefers time with adults or to entertain himself.

He is now in the sixth grade. Allen is keen on sensory activities like the sensory table at school.

All family types will be considered for Allen. He will need to remain in contact with his siblings following placement. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both home studied and non-home studied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only home studied families from other states should do so.
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  • Single Girl

Brianna

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Adoption ID:  1355432-2 Name:  Brianna
Recruiter:  Gabriela Garcia Birth:  October 2009
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  African American/Black
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Female 
    Legal Status:  Legally Free
    Last Updated:  12/17/2020
       

About Briana

Brianna is a girl you won't soon forget! Soccer is this gal's biggest passion, and she can often be seen on the field showing off her talents. Brianna adores the color red and eating pizza and macaroni and cheese. She enjoys helping others and is caring toward younger children. Brianna has good relationships with adults and peers. She is now in the third grade and is an excellent independent worker.

All family types will be considered. This child has significant connections they will need to maintain following placement. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.


For Nevada children, both home studied and non-home studied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only home studied families from other states should do so.

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  • Single Girl

Gabriella

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Adoption ID:  1422263 Name:  Gabriella "Gabby"
Recruiter:  Becky Robinson Birth:  July 2008
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  African American/Hispanic
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Female 
    Legal Status:  Available 
    Last Updated:  12/17/20
       

About Gabriella

This singer-songwriter dreams of living in Colorado someday, she loves fresh air, beautiful trees and flowers.

Gabriella enjoys the presence of others and makes friends easily. Gabriella is happiest when playing sports with her peers, especially baseball. She is caring not only to those around her,  but to animals as well; she is in heaven when interacting with animals. After a busy day, Gabriella likes to grab a pen and paper and write songs. With her dedication and patience, being a songwriter comes naturally to her. Gabriella is a pop star in the making and hopes to one day become a famous artist who produces and composes her own music. This artist is often in the mood for Mexican food and is always satisfied with menudo and tamales.

More about Gabriella:
Gabriella excels in reading, language arts and she loves science.

What you can do for Gabriella:
A family with pets, in which Gabriella can be the youngest is preferred. Gabriella would be best matched to a two parent family or a single mother. Financial assistance may be available for adoption related services.

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  • Two Siblings

Hakeem and Samira

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Adoption ID:  1286539 Name:  Hakeem and Samira
Recruiter:  Yesenia Crawford Birth:  2006, 2008
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  Caucasian/White; Other
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Male, Female
    Legal Status:  Legally Free
    Last Updated:  03/21/22

About Hakeem and Samira

Hakeem and Samira, who prefers to go by "Sammie," dream of a home with pets to shower with affection!

Journaling and drawing help this genuine fellow feel relaxed! Hakeem enjoys being active, especially if it means he can show off his scooter tricks and ride his bicycle around. He also likes playing basketball and relishes opportunities to play with pets; cats and dogs are his favorite. When Hakeem needs something to watch, Marvel movies, YouTube, or The Simpsons are likely choices for this teen.

Fortnite is another fun way to spend his free time. Red is the best-liked color, and he thinks speed would be the most rad superpower. Pizza disappears quickly when Hakeem is in the mood for a slice. Friendly, polite, and kind, this considerate child gets along with anyone he crosses paths with. Hakeem can see himself working for Pixar Studios, writing and directing movies. As a tenth grader, he is challenging himself with AP and honors courses. Math, PE, and weight training are important parts of his school day.
Sammie is a passionate and determined child who enjoys being a leader! Reading people’s thoughts would be Sammie’s ideal superpower. Like other children her age, binge-watching popular shows on Netflix or YouTube is a great way to spend a weekend. However, she immensely enjoys different physical and athletic activities such as running, volleyball, dancing, and riding scooters or bicycles. She thinks gymnastics and cheerleading would be great activities to try out. Sammie enjoys listening to music and singing along with her favorite songs. Occasionally she plays Minecraft.

Chicken tamales, salad, raspberries, strawberries, and In-N-Out are all favorites, but she especially loves home-cooked meals; waffles are her favorite. Sammie is polite and kind to people of all ages. Pastel colors like pink, blue, and white are her best-liked colors. A fun hobby she relishes is shopping for jewelry, clothes, and shoes. Sammie hopes to become a veterinarian or something where she can help children. She is extra fond of cats and dogs and adores rainy days. Samira is doing well in her sixth-grade year and is passionate about education. She is excited to be a track team member and likes math, PE, and choir.

Hakeem and Samira would do best in a family residing in an urban area, in which they are the only children in the home; however, their caseworker will consider all family types. They have significant connections they will need to maintain. Due to these connections, a home in NEVADA or surrounding states is preferred. We will only accept inquiries on the sibling pair, as they will be placed together. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both home studied and non-home studied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only home studied families from other states should do so.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Just a bit more about Hakeem and Samira’s perfect home

Both Hakeem and Samira love celebrating Christmas! On top of having a fuzzy pet to call their own, they dream of having their own rooms. Hakeem also thinks having a cell phone would be cool.

  • Single Girl

Heavenly

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Adoption ID:  1339916  Name:  Heavenly 
Recruiter:  Becky Robinson Birth:  August 2007 
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  African American/Black 
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Female 
    Legal Status:  Available 
    Last Updated:  10/17/2019 
       

About Heavenly

This sweet girl is Heavenly! When the shopping bug strikes, she loves to pick up the latest fashion trends at Justice. Crafts are a well-liked, and she especially adores making bracelets. Why choose one favorite, when you can have three? Heavenly is keen on black, red, and rose gold. She is a talented dancer, loves animals, and would choose to be like Wonder Woman if she were a superhero. Participating in her youth group and singing gospel music at church are important to her. Heavenly aspires to become a professional dancer or a cosmetologist when she is older and loves to practice by putting make-up on others. Eating at Golden Corral is one of her favorite special treats.

A single mom Christian family with pets, in which Heavenly can be the youngest child is preferred; however, her caseworker will consider all family types. She would like to remain in contact with her siblings following placement. Due to these connections, Heavenly prefers a home in Nevada, Arizona, or California. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.

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  • Single Girl

Janai

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Adoption ID:  327903 Name:  Janai
Recruiter:  Brian Potts Birth:  2006
Phone:  (702) 455-0800   Ethnicity:  African American/Black
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Female
    Legal Status:  LEGAL RISK ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT
    Last Updated:  09/21/2021

About Janai

Janai is a sweet child! Her laugh often fills the room when she is with others. Music is Janai’s passion, and she spends the majority of the day listening to tunes. She has a winning smile when in the company of others.

She is in the ninth grade.

Janai would do best in a family with other children in the home; however, her caseworker will consider all family types. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

This is a LEGAL RISK ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT.

For Nevada children, both home studied and non-home studied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only home studied families from other states should do so.
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  • Single Boy

Kardario

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Adoption ID:  1433176-1 Name:  Kardario
Recruiter:  Melissa Salazar Birth:  2014
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  African American/Caucasian
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Male
    Legal Status:  Legal Risk Adoption
    Last Updated:  03/17/2022

About Kadario

Kardario, who likes to go by “KJ,” is a cat adorer through and through! In fact, he likes cats so much that he hopes to have one or two to call his own. KJ enjoys being involved in sports, and football and basketball are particularly liked. He has been working on his tackling technique and getting better. Red is his first picked color, and KJ's best-loved food is cereal. When he earns screen time, he is sure to request to play video games, with Minecraft being the top choice. “Run fast” is KJ’s request for superpowers! Smart, social and funny, he is able to have positive relationships with adults and peers. KJ hopes to have a career playing football professionally when he is grown up.

He is in the first grade. Music is by far his favorite class.

KJ would do best in a family residing in an urban area in which he is the youngest child in the home; however, his caseworker will consider all family types. KJ wants to have other kids to play outside with. He will need to remain in contact with his sister following placement. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both home studied and non-home studied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; home studied families from other states may be considered and are encouraged to apply.

  • Single Boy

Kyler

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Adoption ID:  1399768 Name:  Kyler
Recruiter:  Becky Robinson Birth:  09/21/2014
Phone:  (702) 455-0800   Ethnicity:  Non-Hispanic
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Male
    Legal Status:  Free
    Last Updated:  11/03/2021

If spicy foods are your thing, then you will find Kyler is a kindred spirit! Popcorn is one of his favorite things to put hot sauce on, and he also enjoys cheese and ramen. Kyler is a music fiend and especially appreciates drums. He may just be part Tigger with his love for bouncing and playtime. Playing ball is always a top pick for Kyler, and he also delights in the clean-up song when he is picking up. Red and stuffed animals are well-enjoyed by him. Kyler is in seventh heaven when watching movies or playing on the tablet with his siblings. When he is with trusted adults, this kiddo is kind, loving, and helpful towards others.

Kyler is now in the second grade.

All family types will be considered. Kyler will need to remain in contact with his grandparents and siblings following placement. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both home studied and non-home studied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only home studied families from other states should do so.
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  • Single Boy

Matthew

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Adoption ID:  1367448 Name:  Matthew
Recruiter:  Yesenia Crawford Birth:  2010
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  African American/Black, Hispanic, Caucasian
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Male
    Legal Status:  Legally-free
    Last Updated:  04/27/22

About Matthew

This charismatic, charming and kind young man is in the sixth grade. Matthew is always excited to learn science, and loves sharks! Blue is his favorite color, and is a skilled artist. 

Matthew does well with younger-aged peers. He loves to play football and watch YouTube videos in his free time. He is even known to pick up a controller and play video games. Matthew idolizes Superman, and if able to choose powers, flying would be the ultimate choice.

Chicken and pizza are frequently asked for when it comes to mealtime. Matthew dreams of spending the day on the beach and going to Disneyland.

Matthew would do best in a family residing in an urban area, in which he is the youngest child in the home. However, his caseworker will consider all family types. He will need to remain in contact with his sister following placement. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

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  • Single Boy

Nathan

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Adoption ID:  207407 Name:  Nathan
Recruiter:  Karen Blomquist Birth:  2008
Phone:  (702) 455-0800   Ethnicity:  Caucasian/White
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Male
    Legal Status:  Legally Free
    Last Updated:  02/16/22

Nathan is a funny child you won’t soon forget! This sixth grader performs at grade level, and science is his best-liked subject. 

When it comes to video games and computers, this kiddo has a knack for just knowing how things work. It comes in handy with his enjoyment of video games. Also, in his free time, Nathan can be found watching YouTube clips. He thinks having the ability to be invisible sounds pretty rad. Nathan’s favorite meal is sure to include pizza and spaghetti. He adores dogs and blue tones. Nathan has a charismatic personality and likes conversations with adults.

All family types will be considered. Nathan hopes to have pets in his family and will need to remain in contact with his siblings following placement. His worker remarks, “Nathan is a young and independent child who longs for acceptance from a family. He will need a family that will be understanding, patient, and committed to him regardless of the journey.” Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both home studied and non-home studied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only home studied families from other states should do so.
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  • Single Boy

Paul

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Adoption ID:  1355432-1  Name:  Paul
Recruiter:  Gabriela Garcia Birth:  January 2011
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  African American/Black
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Male 
    Legal Status:  Legally Free
    Last Updated:  11/27/21
       
About Paul
 
Greeting people with big hugs is always a favorite of Paul’s! He easily engages with others and does his best to learn something from everyone he meets. Paul treasures one-on-one attention from adults, and he does well with peers. 

Paul is a math whiz and has the uncanny ability to solve problems in his head; no paper necessary! This fourth-grader loves the color blue. He gravitates towards eating spicy foods. He also enjoys breakfast foods and chicken nuggets dunked in sweet and sour sauce. 

Paul appreciates looking his best, especially if it includes a pair of Fila shoes, his favorite brand. This shoe fiend knows that you have to keep your kicks looking new! One of his most prized possessions is his diamond stud earrings, and he enjoys going shopping to keep his look on point.

Paul is eager to find a space to call his own where he can have pets and join a soccer or basketball team. He is known for his athletic nature, and he likes playing soccer, football, and basketball. Outside of the sports field, this guy also wants to get as many strikes in the bowling alley as he can and thinks racecars are super cool. Video games are one way that he chooses to wind down. In his eyes, dogs are the best animal, and Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk, and Fortnight characters are all favorable to him. 

Paul would do best in a family with other children, where he can be the youngest; however, his caseworker will consider all family types. He will need to remain in contact with his siblings following placement. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For Nevada children, both home studied and non-home studied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only home studied families from other states should do so. 
  • Single Boy

Peter

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Adoption ID:  1413779-1  Name:  Peter 
Recruiter:  Liz Sanchez Birth:  November 2006 
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  Caucasian/White 
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Male 
    Legal Status:  Available 
    Last Updated:  02/21/2020 
       

About Peter

This sweet guy is Peter! Giving hugs to others makes him happy. Water and playing in the pool delight him. Peter relishes every opportunity to eat pizza.

More about Peter

He is in the seventh grade.

What you can do for Peter

All family types will be considered for this great kid. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.

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  • Single Girl

Saniya

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Adoption ID:  2022401 Name:  Saniya
Recruiter:   Karen Blomquist Birth:  2008
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:   African-American
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Female
    Legal Status:  Free
    Last Updated:  09/29/2021

Sweet and loving with an adoration for making others laugh: meet Saniya! For this kiddo, there is nothing better than playing the day away. She adores soaking up the sunshine, especially when she is swimming and playing with her friends in her free moments. Cheetahs and purple are just a drop in the bucket of her favorite things. Saniya fancies herself proficient in playing video games and enjoys honing her skills during screen time. Invisibility would be the only power she needs if given superpowers. Buffets come in second place to McDonald’s spicy chicken sandwiches, as they allow her an opportunity to try a plethora of yummy options to eat. Making friends comes naturally for Saniya, and she enjoys being social. She also has good relationships with adults. Saniya hopes to become a mother when she is old enough. Recess is this seventh grader’s favorite part of the school day. All family types will be considered. Saniya wishes to have pets in her family. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services.
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  • Single Boy

William

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Adoption ID:  1446236 Name:  William
Recruiter:  Alyssa Bradley Birth:  May 2007
Phone:  (702) 455-0800  Ethnicity:  African American/Black 
E-mail:  DFS Adoptions  Gender:  Male 
    Legal Status:  Legal Risk
    Last Updated:  08/26/20
       

About William

William is a comical kid who gets along well with his peers! Playing dodgeball is one of his favorite games. When he isn't throwing the ball around, William enjoys playing his Nintendo Switch. Christmas is his favorite holiday, and a few of his snack time favorites include nachos, chicken nuggets, French fries, and waffles. 

William is in the seventh grade. 

He would do best in a family with pets, where he can be the youngest child; however, his caseworker will consider all family types. Financial assistance may be available for adoption-related services. 

For Nevada children, both homestudied and non-homestudied Nevada families are encouraged to inquire; only homestudied families from other states should do so.

To further inquire about this or any other child featured, please contact DFS Adoption Recruitment at (702)455-0800 or email dfsadoptions@clarkcountynv.gov.