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Over the last few years I have had the privilege of talking to children in foster care and helping them find a forever home. And while I am very sad to say this is my last week at 10 News, I am delighted to have meet these remarkable young people.
Whenever you learn a child is shy, one sure way to get them to open up is by introducing them to animals.
Tony is 9 and Aaliah is 11. They've been apart and in different foster homes for some time now. They really want to find a family who will keep them together.
Nancy is a 14-year-old who loves trying out new styles on her friends. She wants to be hairstylist one day.
Not giving up on finding a forever family
It was last year at about this time when we first met 4 siblings who were looking for a forever home.
There are thousands of children who are in need of a forever family. But these children's chances were much slimmer than most.
Cairs Solutions Parentfinder helps connect foster children with parents.
I was warned ahead of time that Clarissa, Rashaan and Akeelah were very energetic.
We are at the Largo SPCA and Timothy is getting to know some of the animals that call this shelter home.
11-year-old JT wanted to try rock climbing, so it was off to Vertical Ventures in Tampa.
Friday was a day that was two years in the making.
The two brothers are in different foster homes so they don't get to spend every day together.
It's never a bad day when you can get in some fishing time.
Another chance is what Taylor, a previously profiled Wednesday's Child, needed to find the perfect family.
These three are full of energy and Boing! is the perfect place for them to burn it off.
Gennie is a budding artist and you know it the moment you sit down and talk with her.
17-year-old Stephan and 10-year-old Dejah are siblings who have spent most of their lives in foster care. That all came to an end last week when they were in court to have their adoption finalized.
Stevenson can be a pretty shy young man, but as soon as he began interacting with the animals at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, he was all smiles.
The minute you meet Appolonia you know she is a special young lady.
Tony is 8 years old and says he loves to splash, so Adventure Island was just the place to play.