When many couples and single adults think of adopting, the first thing that comes to mind is a newborn baby, or perhaps a toddler. However there are hundreds of children of all ages waiting to be adopted in the state of New York.

Many children will remain in foster homes or group homes until they reach adulthood.

The New York State Office of Children and Family Services lists over 220 children on their website looking to be adopted.

For more information on one of these children, use their ID number in the Referral ID of this search.

  • Breonna

    12 Years Old

    ID: 1002786

    From the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

    Breonna is a cute and talkative girl. She enjoys riding her bike and playing outside. She enjoys interacting with peers and is making strides managing her behavior. Breonna is learning to take direction to improve herself in her personal life, school performance and getting along with others. Breonna attends a small sized classroom. She is looking for a forever family who will keep close contact with her siblings. She is in contact with her siblings on a regular basis. It is felt that she needs a home where she is the only child. Breonna needs a patient and loving family that will help her reach her potential.

  • Hunter

    15 Years Old

    ID: 1003069

    From the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

    He enjoys football and basketball. Hunter is in the ninth grade in a small sized school program. He is doing really well in school, and is currently working at grade level. Hunter has developed friendships and positive relationships. He is making progress in peer interactions. He responds well to structure and routine. Hunter has a great sense of humor and enjoys joking around. It is felt that he would do best in a home where there are no other children. Hunter needs a forever family where he will be accepted, loved, and provided both understanding and patience.

  • Zackery

    14 Years Old

    ID: 1003067

    From the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

     

    He is a kind, energetic young man. He enjoys sports, including bowling and especially karate, where he has earned his orange belt. Zack is helpful and is learning about household chores and responsibilities. He attends a small sized class to meet his educational needs. Zack does well in school. He attends community based therapy and works diligently on his coping skills, maintaining focus, safety, appropriate boundaries and interactions with others. Zack has a sibling who is being planned for separately. He also has supervised contact with his birth mother several times per year.It is felt a home with no younger children would be best. Zack will thrive in a home where he will receive a lot of love, attention and supervision.

  • Heaven

    12 Years Old

    ID: 1003064

    From the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

    She is a loving, genuine girl who likes attention and loves to share and care for others. Heaven is especially good with younger children and tends to watch over and nurture them. She is a smart, friendly young girl. Heaven is social and enjoys dancing and listening to music. She also likes summer activities such as going to the beach and pool. Heaven currently attends the fifth grade in a small sized classroom. It is felt that Heaven will be able to utilize the services offered to improve her academics. Heaven needs a loving adoptive family who can provide the love and care she needs to continue to grow and progress. Heaven is a loving child who is looking for a family to love.

  • Kayla

    13 Years Old

    ID: 1003061

    From the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

    Kayla's favorite activity is reading. She often reads several books at a time. Kayla enjoys one-on-one attention. She loves to experience new places and people. She enjoys swimming in the summer. Kayla is currently in the seventh grade in a small sized classroom. It is felt that she would do best if she were in a home with no animals or younger children. She has a younger brother who is being planned for separately with whom she needs to maintain contact. A loving, caring family who can provide permanency is needed for Kayla.

  • Daryl

    10 Years Old

    ID: 1003059

    From the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

    Daryl enjoys music and imaginative play. He is a big fan of the wrestler, John Cena. He enjoys sports, loves animals, has a healthy appetite and will try any food once. Daryl frequently asks when we are going to find a family for him and is anxious to move to a permanent home. He has made significant progress and is ready for a family. Daryl is in need of a structured family with established routines. He responds best to positive feedback. His forever family should be willing to work in partnership with his providers as he transitions. His ideal family will have two parents and mature older children; however, all families will be considered! Please consider learning more about Daryl and getting to know him. Even if you are willing to visit with Daryl and support him in that way you could have a very positive impact on this child!

  • Adarie

    12 Years Old

    ID: 1003005

    From the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

    Adarie is a sweet and sensitive yet resilient 12 year old girl. She is a typical pre-teen who enjoys dancing, having her hair and nails done, and being dressed nicely. Adarie would like to remain in contact with her family. She is in need of someone who is understanding and can provide unconditional love, support, and guidance.

  • Selena

    13 Years Old

    ID: 1003001

    From the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

    She is a very friendly young lady who enjoys talking to people and sharing stories. Selena is currently in the eighth grade and she is excited to start high school in the fall. Selena enjoys singing, stepping, and drawing as hobbies in addition to watching TV, playing outside and going to church. Overall, Selena does well in school. Her favorite subjects are Social Studies, Drama, and Science. She enjoys performing and dreams of becoming famous one day. Selena looks up to others and enjoys having older siblings. She loves pets and loves to eat all types of food except seafood. Selena is looking for a place she can call home and a family that can give her structure, guidance, patience, and love.

  • Jared

    12 Years Old

    ID: 1002998

    From the New York State Office of Children and Family Services:

    Jared is a caring and loving 12 year old who describes himself as a smart and understanding young boy. Jared is a self-described handyman and enjoys working with tools and fixing things such as cars and snowmobiles. Jared also enjoys playing sports and states that his favorite sport is football. Jared currently plays on his school's basketball team and hopes for an opportunity to play football in the future. He is currently in the sixth grade and does extremely well in all of his classes. Jared loves animals, especially dogs and hopes to someday have one to call his own. Jared is also creative and enjoys drawing and building with Legos. Jared is excited about meeting his forever family and is looking forward to spending time getting to know this family and grow with them.