PRAY FOR OUR KIDS

The kids below are just 3 out of the 3,000 foster youth in Orange County. Because of the numbers there is no way to have all of them represented here. However, Estrella, Kevin and Ricardo are good examples of the kids we meet.

Please pray for them, and the countless others not represented here.

IMPORTANT: To learn more about the foster youth in Orange County and how you can pray for them, attend one of the monthly Education Events. It will bring you up to speed quickly on possible next steps.

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ESTRELLA

Name: Estrella
Age: 5
Photographer: Barbara Higgins Photography

Estrella is an adorable five year-old with severe medical needs. Estrella’s conditions require her to be in a wheelchair. She has a G-tube placement is on daily medication to control seizure activity. Estrella is legally blind and receives stimulation from the Blind Children's Association of America. She receives physical therapy and occupational therapy on a consultation basis one time per month. She also attends school 5 days a week for ½ a day. Estrella likes to be talked to and rubbed on her belly. She will smile in response. She often sucks on her hands and tongue for comfort.

Estrella is non-ambulatory and nonverbal. Estrella requires care 24/7 and would require an adoptive home with medical knowledge and experience.

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KEVIN

Name: Kevin
Age: 9
Photographer: New Media Pictures

Kevin is a sweet and fun-loving boy. He is of full Hispanic descent with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Kevin can be very talkative when he is asked about things he likes. He is very fascinated with dinosaurs and could tell you all sorts of fun facts about them. Kevin can be scared to try new things, but when he sees his peers doing certain activities and having fun, he’s willing to give it a try.

An ideal family for Kevin would be one that is active, but could also enjoy time at home. Kevin does well playing by himself and does take some time to warm up to other children. He is very considerate of his current caregivers and needs a family who would be open to maintaining that relationship. Kevin is in need of a family who will provide him with attention, structure and unconditional love.

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RICARDO

Name: Ricardo
Age: 11
Photographer: Belle Amie Studios

Ricardo is a beautiful young boy who is very energetic and loves to laugh. He has stunning blue-green eyes and has an infectious smile. Ricardo enjoys riding in cars, looking at books, and listening to music. He is quite adept on the iPad to communicate his needs through pictures. Ricardo likes to be in a school setting, interacting with other children and teachers with whom he is familiar.

Ricardo would benefit from an adoptive family who can provide him with individualized attention and can advocate for his special needs. In return, Ricardo will add lots of joy and tons of laughter to his forever family.