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Phone: 330.379.9094
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Waiting Child Profiles
Aaliyah Aaliyah
Birthdate: February 2015

Aaliyah is a busy and sweet two year old. She likes books read to her and playing with her toys. Aaliyah likes to play outside and keep up with her other foster siblings. Aaliyah is developmentally on target and has no identified special needs at this time. 

Aaliyah has a 10 month old brother that is in the temporary custody of SCCS.  Aaliyah is placed with her brother and it is the goal of SCCS to keep the siblings together.

For more information about Aaliyah, please contact her worker, Kristine Robinson, at (330) 379-1811 or at krobinson@summitkids.org.

Profile updated March 2017.






Aaron Aaron
Birthdate: May 2001

Aaron is an active and bright young man. Although Aaron can be shy at first, he has a wonderful and engaging personality. Aaron loves sports. His favorite sport is basketball and he is looking forward to playing for his school team. Aaron also enjoys listening to music, watching sports, playing video games, and just hanging out with friends.

Aaron is looking forward to his future and would love for that to consist of a forever family who will love and accept him unconditionally. Aaron needs a permanent family that will support him through these very important years as he enters high school and then into adulthood. When asked what kind of family he would like, Aaron states “he just wants a family”.

For more information about Aaron, you can contact his worker, Jonathan Nichols at (330) 379-2114 or at jnichols@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Kristin Jordan, at (330) 802-3417 or at Kristin@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016






Alexis Alexis
Birthdate: November 2000

Alexis is an energetic, intelligent, compassionate, and sensitive teenager. She has a witty sense of humor. She’s adventurous and enjoys learning new things. She has hopes to be a 911 dispatcher or work as a paramedic. She has a love for animals, especially, walruses. She is very artistic and wishes to keep in contact with some of her family.  She desires to find a loving home, that she can call her own.

For more information about Alexis, please contact her worker, Judie Sturgill, at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Allyson and Aaron Allyson and Aaron
Birthdate: June 2001

Allyson is an intelligent, caring, and an engaging teenager. She has a witty sense of humor. Allyson enjoys attending school and does well academically. She is working part time at a summer job and hopes to continue employment once school starts again. Allyson has spent her spare time coaching a youth basketball team, which she would like to continue. Allyson likes to hang out at home, watch television, go her to local YMCA and be with her friends.   

Aaron is a bright, talkative and outgoing teenager. He does well in school academically and spends his extra time playing sports. He is currently on a travel baseball team. Aaron also works part time. Aaron likes to be with his friends and on his phone. He likes to stay busy and has enjoyed earning his own money. 

For more information about Allyson and Aaron, please contact their worker, Kristine Robinson, at (330) 379-1811 or at krobinson@summitkids.org.

Profile updated July 2017.






Ariana Ariana
Birthdate: December 2001

Kind, intelligent, and caring are the best three words to describe Ariana. Her smile will capture your heart. Ariana has the ability to capture the heart of anyone. She loves to make people laugh and has the potential to be successful in life. 

Ariana has lost a lot of important people in her life by way of many circumstances. This has caused her to be critical of others "promises" and most have to earn her trust and respect. Ariana is spontaneous and will blurt out things without thinking about what she did or said or the consequences behind her actions. Ariana needs a home that will provide her love, structure, and understanding as it is vital in working with this young lady. Ariana needs her space and loves to take naps.

The family interested in placement of Ariana must be open to allowing her continued contact with those relationships from her past that have withstood the test of time. 

If you have the energy and drive needed to keep up with this on the go girl, we would love to hear from you!

For more information about Ariana, please contact her worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064, or at jcranston@summitkids.org.

Profile updated August 2017.






Ashley Ashley
Birthdate: September 2000

Ashley is a compassionate, funny, intelligent young lady with a promising future ahead of her She has participated in track and volleyball and shows great promise as an athlete.

She has a tender heart when it comes to animals and adores cats and dogs.  She hopes that her chosen family will have a menagerie that her pets can become a part of.  Ashley looks forward to a career working with animals.

Ashley's chosen family will need to understand that Ashley may be hesitant about adoption given past disappointments.  She will need to continue with therapeutic services to address a past of trauma and loss.  She deserves a family that will meet her where she is in life, encouraging her with unconditional commitment and understanding, and be ready to support her in all the amazing things she wants to do in life.

For more information about Ashley, please contact her worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064, or at jcranston@summitkids.org or her recruiter, Becky Yako, at (330) 928-0044 or at becky@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Brandon Brandon
Birthdate: February 2001

Brandon is a very engaging young man. He likes all the typical teenage things such as video games and listening to music. He likes school and enjoys learning independent skills that will help prepare him for becoming an adult. He especially likes meal planning and cooking.

Brandon needs to be part of a family that can provide supervision and structure to him. He attends counseling to address behaviors and past issues related to his biological family. This is something that will need to continue. 

Brandon wants to be accepted by others and be part of a family.

For more information about Brandon, please contact his worker, Darlene Neff, at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Kristin Jordan, at (330) 802-3417 or at Kristin@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016.






Britney Britney
Birthdate: June 2000

Britney is a very bright introspective girl.  She is very artistic and creative.  Britney writes poems and journals.  She loves to read.  Britney is interested in becoming a social worker when she is older.  She is a born caregiver.  Britney is very close to her siblings and needs to maintain relationships with them.  She will put their needs before her own.  Britney is independent and outspoken.  She needs a family that she can depend on to be there for her unconditionally.

For more information about Britney, please contact her worker, Darlene Neff, at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org, or her recruiter, Sue Nank, at (330) 802-9406 or at sue@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated January 2016.






Calissta and Carmella Calissta and Carmella
Birthdate: September 2012

Calissta and Carmella are adorable and engaging four –year –old twins. They are very outgoing and animated. Calissta and Carmella are very creative and love to dress up and play with Barbie's. They also like to color. The twins are very happy and loving and are affectionate toward their care givers. Both girls have a moderate/severe expressive language disorder. They are very difficult to understand. They will need weekly speech therapy. They appear to be developmentally on target in all other areas at this time. Both girls are in excellent physical health.

The twins are in a foster home that has expressed their interest in adopting them.

For more information about Calissta and Carmella, please contact their worker, Lisa Poor, at (330) 379-1807 or at lpoor@summitkids.org.

Profile updated December 2016.






Camron and Robert Camron and Robert
Birthdate: October 2006 and October 2007

Camron (Cam) is an active, sports loving ten year old young man. Cam plays football and likes watching it just as much, especially when he is rooting for his favorite team the New York Giants and his favorite player Odell Beckham Jr. He also has an interest in basketball and baseball. Cam's favorite things to watch on television right now are The Flash and anything Marvel. He likes watching football, basketball and Nascar. As most 10 year olds, he also likes video games. Cam's favorite foods are tacos, chips and salad with ranch. He loves animals and has both cats and dogs in his current home. Cam will be attending the 5th grade this fall. He is an A/B student and does well in school. Cam is in counseling to help him process all the life events that have impacted the many changes he has experienced.     

Robert (Bobby) is a nine year old young man who is also into sports like his brother and he too plays football. His favorite team is the Miami Dolphins and one of his favorite player is Cam Newton. He likes to jump on the trampoline and play basketball. His favorite foods are spaghetti, pizza, chips and salad with Italian dressing. Bobby will be entering the fourth grade this fall. He is a good student and received all A's and B's on his last report card. Bobby likes to watch sports on television and his favorite show is The Flash. He likes anything Marvel and DC Comics. Bobby is in counseling to help him process the many life events that have occurred for him and the changes that have impacted his young life.   

Cam and Bobby are very close to one another and also their other siblings whom they visit on a regular basis.  It will be important that those relationships are maintained. 

The boys are in need of a family that can provide them a structured home that is active, open to carpooling to their many sporting events, will support and engage in counseling services and adapt to their current obsession with everything Michael Jordan. If you are open to Taco Tuesdays and Spaghetti Sundays, please submit your home study via email to Kristine Robinson.

For more information about Camron and Robert, please contact their worker, Kristine Robinson, at (330) 379-1811 or at krobinson@summitkids.org.

Profile updated June 2017.






Carl Carl
Birthdate: October 2000

Carl is an amazing teenager. He likes basketball, video games, and music. Carl plays the guitar (self-taught) and sings. He is a good artist and performs many card tricks. Carl is pleasant to be around and welcomes ongoing support. He remains close to his family but remains open to adoption.

For more information about Carl, please contact his worker, Darlene Neff, at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org.

Profile updated November 2016.






Cheyenne and Benjamin Cheyenne and Benjamin
Birthdate: July 2006 & November 2007

Cheyenne is a very pleasant young girl. She enjoys being active, and likes to participate in dance, and after school sports. Cheyenne loves animals, especially dogs, and likes to make trips to the pet store. Cheyenne is good about getting her chores done but she struggles with her homework. Cheyenne is on an IEP at school and needs extra help with math and reading. Cheyenne is very protective of her 9 year old brother. She participates in counseling every two weeks and is working on her relationships with others.

Benjamin is an active and curious young boy. He is very smart and is a great reader. Ben has some issues with anger and controlling his temper, but he is working on this. Ben participates in counseling every two weeks. He has a 504 plan at school to help him concentrate and focus on his school work and to help him get along better with other students. Ben enjoys being active but also likes to watch TV and play video games.

For more information about Cheyenne and Benjamin, please contact their worker, Lisa Poor, at (330) 379-1807 or at lpoor@summitkids.org.

Profile updated July 2017.






De’nayla and Dallas De’nayla and Dallas
Birthdate: September 2007 & November 2010

De’nayla is an outgoing 9 year old girl who loves to do arts and crafts. She enjoys playing games such as Go Fish. De’nayla said her favorite thing to do is swing. If she had three wishes she would: be a princess, have a nice family, and help people. De’nayla likes to be the center of attention. She does well academically and she is helpful and caring. De’nayla would benefit from a structured home. Her family will need to be patient with her as she transitions and diligent about maintaining her ongoing counseling.  De’nayla hopes that her chosen family will have family game night and play board games.

Dallas is an energetic 6 year old boy. He enjoys running around outside and playing sports. Dallas shows great athletic potential and hopes to be a part of a sports team soon. Dallas enjoys art and playing with other children. Dallas loves Spider Man. He is smart, polite, caring, and interacts well with others. Dallas would also benefit from a structured home.

For more information about De’nayla and Dallas, please contact their worker, Judie Sturgill, at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org or their recruiter, Becky Yako, at (330) 928-0044 or at becky@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated January 2017.






Destanie and Robert Destanie and Robert
Birthdate: November 2000 & October 2002

Destanie is a mature, responsible teen.  She likes helping others especially children.  She has a bright friendly smile.  Destanie loves her family and spending time with her friends.  She enjoys fashion, art, cheerleading, sign language and styling hair.  Destanie has a bright future and wants to be a cosmetologist.

Robert is a friendly young man that never meets a stranger.  He has a natural athletic ability and especially enjoys football.  He has an inquisitive mind and is full of questions about life.  He is bonded with his older sister and his twin brothers.  He has a career goal of becoming a Marine.

For more information about Destanie and Robert, contact their worker, Lisa Poor, at (330) 379-1807 or at lpoor@summitkids.org.

Profile updated September 2015.






Destynie Destynie
Birthdate: January 2002

Destynie is like most typical teenage girls. She likes to shop, get her hair done and likes make up, body sprays and lotions. Destynie likes to do art and craft activities and has taught herself to crochet. Destynie would like to be part of a family so she can build long term relationships with a family. Destynie has suffered a lot of losses in her life and she hopes to have ongoing contact with extended family members. Destynie struggles in school and has a hard time focusing. Structure and supervision along with counseling will be an important part of Destynie's life.

For more information about Destynie, please contact her worker, Judie Sturgill, at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org or her recruiter, Denise Barczyk, at (330) 928-0044 or at denise@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated January 2017.






Dominic, Mackenzie, and Benjamin Dominic, Mackenzie, and Benjamin
Birthdate: December 2008 July 2011 September 2014

Dominic is a loving an active young man. He loves Legos, video games and sports. He has played goalie for his soccer team in the past. He can swim, ride bikes, and shoot hoops. Dominic is a great reader and enjoys reading to others.

Mackenzie is an aspiring princess.  She loves to dress up, any princess outfit will do! Mackenzie especially loves to dress like Elsa, from the movie Frozen. She enjoys coloring, crafting, and playing with dolls.

Benjamin is a happy and active toddler.  He loves to run and play.  He also enjoys watching Paw Patrol. He can throw and kick balls.  Benjamin can communicate with words and some sign language.

These siblings would like to continue to have a relationship with birth family. They are in need of a loving, patient, and, structured family.

Summit County Children Services is no longer accepting Home Studies effective 3/31/2017.

For more information about Dominic, Mackenzie, and Benjamin, please contact their worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064 or at jcranston@summitkids.org, or their recruiter, Denise Barczyk, at (330) 928-0044 or at denise@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated March 2017.






D'Vaughn D'Vaughn
Birthdate: June 2011

D'Vaughn is a handsome, energetic and active little guy. He enjoys playing games on a cell phone and electronic tablet. D'Vaughn loves Tae Kwon Do and has already earned a yellow and white belt. He is athletic and enjoys playing any sport. He can be very affectionate, loving and friendly. He likes to joke around and is imaginative. D'Vaughn is articulate, smart, absorbs information like a sponge, and is attentive about his surroundings. D'Vaughn is in the first grade and on a 504 plan. He has had multiple placements and transitions in his young life and is receiving therapeutic services to help with his coping skills and aggression. D'Vaughn was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 at three years old. He is insulin dependent, and manages his condition with daily medication and food control. D'Vaughn knows what he can and cannot eat related to his prescribed diet, but is often tempted and sneaks food. He can be very charming and has very high self-esteem. D'Vaughn needs a lot of tender loving care, stability, consistency and nurturing.

Summit County Children Services is no longer accepting Home Studies effective 8/10/2017.

For more information about D'Vaughn, please contact his worker, Todd Kutzera, at (330) 379-1991 or at tkutzera@summitkids.org.

Profile updated July 2017.






Emily Emily
Birthdate: September 1999

Emily smiles most of the time and is pleasant to be around; she is eager to please. She has a great desire to be connected to family and friends. Emily has been actively involved with all of the activities of her local Christian church. She loves music, dressing up and attending high school dances. She also has been in her local high school choir.

For more information about Emily, please contact her worker, Darlene Neff, at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org.

Profile updated April 2017.






Emily Emily
Birthdate: November 2001

Emily loves cats and enjoys volunteering at a local animal shelter. She is energetic and loves staying active with various hobbies. Emily is a skilled artist who uses art to express her creative imagination. She enjoys singing and dancing.

For more information about Emily, please contact her worker, Judie Sturgill, at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org.

Profile updated November 2016.






Fatima Fatima
Birthdate: March 2000

Fatima is a young woman who has many attributes. She has a bright and enjoyable personality. Fatima likes to be active -- she has been a cheerleader at her high school, and she enjoys taking dance lessons, especially hip-hop dance. Fatima enjoys music, and loves generating innovative styles with make-up, hair, and fashion.

For more information about Fatima, contact her worker, Judie Sturgill, at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org, or her recruiter, Kristin Jordan, at (330) 802-3417 or at Kristin@cfkadopt.org.
 
Profile updated November 2016.





Hailey Hailey
Birthdate: July 2000

Hailey is a sweet adolescent who enjoys reading, writing, and swimming. She has a sister who she does not live with but would like to maintain contact with. Hailey aspires to attend college to become a veterinarian.

For more information about Hailey, please contact her worker, Judie Sturgill, at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org.

Profile updated November 2016






Jager Jager
Birthdate: July 1999

Jager is an active teenager who enjoys ice skating and roller skating. He likes to play sports especially basketball. Jager enjoys school and his favorite subject is science. He is a insightful young man who gets along well with others. Jager needs some degree of supervision but for the most part does well with rules and direction. Jager is in need of a loving permanent adoptive home.

For more information about Jager, contact his worker, Jonathan Nichols, at (330) 379-2114 or at jnichols@summitkids.org or his recruiter, Denise Barczyk, at (330) 928-0044 or at denise@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated March 2015.





James James
Birthdate: March 2001

James has a friendly smile and is a bright, talkative and polite young man. He enjoys playing cards and has a special interest in soccer. James enjoys music and likes to play the piano. He is social and enjoys having conversations with others about many different topics. James would benefit from continued counseling to help heal from a complicated past. He would do best as the youngest child in a family.

For more information about James, please contact his worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064 or at jcranston@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Kristin Jordan, at (330) 802-3417 or at Kristin@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016.


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James James
Birthdate: December 2009

James is a happy and playful child who is non-verbal and requires close supervision. He responds well to his caregivers and his siblings. James is in special schooling to support his developmental needs. For more information about James, please contact his worker, Todd Kutzera, at (330) 379-1991 or at tkutzera@summitkids.org.

Profile updated July 2017.






James James
Birthdate: September 2010

James is sweet, loving, and kind little boy who loves to laugh. He truly likes to help others including completing projects around the house. He enjoys various types of sports and being outside. He also loves playing with trains and cars and drawing along with watching cartoons. James thrives with one on one attention and does best with positive reinforcement.

James has siblings that he has a bond with. It is important that his connection with his siblings be maintained.

James needs a caring family who will show him unconditional love and support and attend to his medical needs. James does struggle with reading and will require a patient caregiver who will advocate for his educational success. He will need to continue with therapeutic services to address past neglect as well as current symptoms of trauma. James will do best in a family with no children or with older children.

For more information about James, please contact his worker, Gina Oriti, at (330) 996-1054 or at goriti@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Kristin Jordan, at (330) 802-3417 or at Kristin@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Jayquel Jayquel
Birthdate: June 2010

Jayquel is very lively and loves to play outside. One of his favorite sports is basketball which he is very good at. His smile is contagious and he enjoys attention from adults.

Jayquel has some challenging behaviors at times and his care givers and therapist are working on helping him manage his anger. Jayquel has some developmental delays but is slowly making progress in all areas. Jayquel needs a home that can provide him with structure and consistency.
 
For more information about Jayquel, please contact his worker, Lisa Poor, at (330) 379-1807 or at lpoor@summitkids.org.

Profile updated September 2016.






Jeremiah Jeremiah
Birthdate: September 2001

Jeremiah is sweet and charming. He is eager to receive praise and attention. He loves sports…especially football. Jeremiah enjoys drawing and is a fabulous artist with a desire to be a fashion designer. He loves music, movies, video games, and visiting his siblings.

For more information about Jeremiah, contact his worker, Karen Greenberg, at (330) 379-1990 or at kgreenberg@summitkids.org or his recruiter, Denise Barczyk, at (330) 928-0044 or at denise@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016.






Jhamal Jhamal
Birthdate: August 2002

Jhamal is a handsome 14 year-old young man. He loves food, especially seafood! Jhamal thrives with structure and consistency. He likes to be kept busy and enjoys playing video games on the computer. Jhamal enjoys swimming and has taken swimming lessons in the past. He is now swimming in 13ft and is able to dive off the diving board. Jhamal is kind and likes to please others. He is protective of those people he cares about. Jhamal enjoys having other children around to play with, but also likes to receive individual attention from his caregivers. He attends counseling and is prescribed medications to help him stay focused as well as to enhance his social skills in the community.

Jhamal is very close to his current foster parents and will need a family who will work with the current foster parents on a slow and planned transition.

For more information about Jhamal, contact his worker, Judie Sturgill at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org or his recruiter, Denise Barczyk, at (330) 928-0044 or at denise@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated September 2016.






Julia Julia
Birthdate: March 2012

Julia is sweet, loving, smart, and kind. She is very happy and affectionate.  She is a girly girl who likes clothes, stuffed animals, and sparkly things. She loves dancing and is currently taking a tap dance class. Julia enjoys her pre-school class and is very much a leader.

Julia has siblings that she has a bond with. It is important that her connection with her siblings be maintained.

Julia needs a family that will show her unconditional love while still being able set firm boundaries and clear roles.  Julia will need to continue with therapeutic services to address past trauma and loss.

Julia will do best in a family with no children or with older children.

For more information about Julia, please contact her worker, Gina Oriti, at (330) 996-1054 or at goriti@summitkids.org, or her recruiter, Kristin Jordan, at (330) 802-3417 or at Kristin@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Jvonte Jvonte
Birthdate: June 2004

Jvonte is a very shy young man. However, once he gets to know you, he becomes very friendly. He likes to make others laugh by telling jokes. Jvonte likes being outdoors. He enjoys playing sports; basketball and swimming are his favorite. Jvonte also enjoys playing video games. He wants to be loved and is looking forward to being in a forever family.

For more information about Jvonte, please contact his worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064 or at jcranston@summitkids.org.

Profile updated January 2017






Kaiden and Kylie Kaiden and Kylie
Birthdate: January 2012 & April 2009

Kaiden is a funny and rambunctious little boy who loves to play and laugh. He is an energetic, smart and kind. Kaiden enjoys building blocks, playing outdoors and playing games. Kaiden needs a family with patience and love. He thrives in an environment with consistency and structure, having these items will help him to become a great young man. 

Kylie, affectionately known as "Ky" is an outgoing, energetic, intelligent, and beautiful little girl. She loves to laugh, play and color. She enjoys music and swimming. She is a strong willed child and has trouble getting along with other children. She needs a home full of structure and a strong support in place. Kylie needs a family with lots of patience that is able and willing to work with her and help her feel safe. She responds positively to routine, consistency and stability to aid her in becoming an incredible young lady.

Summit County Children Services is no longer accepting Home Studies on Kaiden and Kylie effective 11/18/2016.

For more information about Kaiden and Kylie, please contact their worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064 or at jcranston@summitkids.org, or their recruiter, Lydia Keto, at (330) 928-0044 or at lydia@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016






Legend Legend
Birthdate: February 2001

Legend is upbeat and cheerful. She enjoys socializing with friends, hanging out at the mall, and playing basketball. Legend is creative and has a great personality.

Legend is in need of a loving permanent adoptive home.  For more information about Legend, contact her worker, Darlene Neff at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org or her recruiter, Becky Yako, at (330) 928-0044 or at becky@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016.






Lequan Lequan
Birthdate: December 2001

Lequan is a boy that is happiest outside – he loves to roller skate, play basketball, ride his bike, skateboard – you name it and he’ll try it. You’ve never seen persistence like his when learning new things – he will practice something endlessly until he’s mastered it.  He craves freedom and wide open spaces where he can run, jump and play for hours on end. Lequan stays busy no matter whether he's inside or out, so video games, listening to music or watching TV capture his attention indoors. He loves animals, so a furry companion is a big plus for him, too. 
 
Lequan can have challenging behaviors in school and at home. His adoptive family will need a good supply of patience as he learns to accept clear and consistent boundaries, along with respecting adult authority. He is an affectionate and loving kid, who simply doesn't know yet what it is like to live with a family who will not give up on him, no matter what. Lequan is a master of pushing people away who try to get close to him, so a family needs to have the strength, endurance and commitment to weather his often tough exterior and build on the many positives he will bring to a home.
 
For more information about Lequan, please contact his worker, Jonathan Nichols, at (330) 379-2114 or at jnichols@summitkids.org or his recruiter, Denise Barczyk, at (330) 928-0044 or at denise@cfkadopt.org.
 
Profile updated February 2017





Lewi Lewi
Birthdate: January 2004

Funny, respectful, and caring are the best three words to describe Lewi. He enjoys electronics and the library. Lewi is very helpful. He opens the door for others. He likes to learn and does well in school when he chooses to do well. He is highly intelligent in all areas but needs someone to encourage him to complete his work.

Lewi needs space. He is not a teenager that wants to have small talk. He will maintain his relationships at arm's length and will extend them when he feels safe to do so. Lewi will need a family that is patient and willing to adopt to his boundaries. He needs a home that will provide him love, structure, and discipline.

The family interested in placement of Lewi must be open to allowing his continued contact with those relationships from his past that have withstood the test of time.

If you have the energy and drive needed to help Lewi excel, we would love to hear from you!

For more information about Lewi you can contact his worker Judie Sturgill at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org.

Profile updated June 2017.






Logan Logan
Birthdate: June 2004

Logan is a quiet, reserved boy. He tends to keep to himself and sometimes struggles when interacting with others. Logan's family situation was very chaotic and he doesn’t know how to establish and maintain relationships with others. 

Logan loves art projects, which will keep him busy for hours. Although he isn’t an outdoorsy person, he does like gardening and want to learn how to fish.

Logan is in need of a family that can provide him with love and support along with structure. Logan will benefit from ongoing counseling so he can address his past trauma.

For more information about Logan, please contact his worker, Darlene Neff, at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Logan Logan
Birthdate: May 2006

Logan is a bright and very athletic young man.  Family is something that is very important to Logan.  He is a great brother and can be very nurturing.  A family who is willing to maintain contact with his siblings is a must.  Logan sometimes needs reminders to stay on task in school but he has really been working hard this year.

For more information about Logan, please contact his worker, Darlene Neff, at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Lydia Keto, at (330) 928-0044 or at lydia@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Maranza and Rocco Maranza and Rocco
Birthdate: April 2007, March 2008

Maranza is a sweet and kind-hearted young girl. She loves playing outside, going to the zoo and attending summer camp every year. Maranza enjoys music and art and can be very creative. She also enjoys attending church. 

Rocco is an active young boy who enjoys playing basketball and swimming. Rocco is polite and can be very helpful to others. He also enjoys attending church and summer camp. 

This sibling group is in need of permanency and they would benefit from continued counseling and a family who can be supportive and nurturing yet provide clear expectations and structure to their world.

For more information about Maranza and Rocco, please contact their worker, Judie Sturgill, at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org.

Profile updated May 2017.






Megan Megan
Birthdate: November 1999

Megan is an independent young lady with a busy social life. Like most teens her age, Megan likes to be on social media and hang out with her friends. Megan likes going out to eat and loves to shop. Megan is in the 11th grade and her education is very important to her. She would like to graduate from high school and then plans to pursue a career in the medical field. She likes working with children. Megan still has a close relationship with her birth mother and this is very important to her. She has some contact with other members of her birth family as well. Megan has some emotional issues related to her past and she is in therapy to address these issues. She is cooperative with her treatment and is working on controlling her anger when she is frustrated. Megan is anxious to obtain a job and earn her own money. She has a good work ethic. Megan looks forward to living on her own in the future.

For more information about Megan, contact her worker, Lisa Poor, at (330) 379-1807 or at lpoor@summitkids.org.

Profile updated March 2017.






Michael Michael
Birthdate: January 2002

Michael is an active young man who enjoys learning new things. Michael is athletic and likes to play basketball, bowl, and ride his bike. He also is a wonderful singer. Michael has a love of animals and hopes to have his own dog one day. He likes to play video games and spend time with his friends and siblings.

For more information about Michael, contact his worker, Jonathan Nichols, at (330) 379-2114 or at jnichols@summitkids.org or his recruiter, Becky Yako, at (330) 928-0044 or at becky@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016.





Michael Michael
Birthdate: June 2008

Michael is a sweet, loving and kind little boy. He likes to play all types of sports along with cars. He also loves to ride his bike and play outside. Michael is described as a wonderful helper and loves completing tasks around the house. He is great at following directions. He is eager to try anything and open to experiences that he has never been able to try in the past. Michael has never really had the advantage to observe and be part of a family.

Michael has siblings that he has a bond with. It is important that his connection with his siblings be maintained.

Michael would thrive in a family that would eat dinner together at night, has set schedule, celebrates family traditions, and successes. Michael needs a patient and caring family who will show him unconditional love and support and attend to his medical needs.  He will need to continue with therapeutic services to address past trauma and loss. Michael will do best in a family with no children or with older children.

For more information about Michael, please contact his worker, Gina Oriti, at (330) 996-1054 or at goriti@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Kristin Jordan, at (330) 802-3417 or at Kristin@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Michael and Mason Michael and Mason
Birthdate: January 2008 January 2008

Michael and Mason are both sweet boys who enjoy peer group activities such as sport activities, video games, dancing and listening to music. They enjoy household chores such as planting in the garden and other yard work activities.  Michael and Mason are searching for a home that can offer unconditional love and stability throughout his life journey. Michael and Mason are in a kinship home that is planning on adopting them.

Michael and Mason have been matched to their current kinship caregivers.

For more information about Michael and Mason, please contact their worker Karen Greenberg at (330) 996-1055 or at kgreenberg@summitkids.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Mikail Mikail
Birthdate: November 1999

Mikail is an engaging young man with a good sense of humor. Mikail does well academically in school with hard work. However, his true interests are in athletics. Mikail has played football, basketball, and is currently involved in track. At home, Mikail likes to play video games and can be a prankster. Mikail is a healthy and active youth. Mikail has four siblings that he is very close with, and he will need to maintain ongoing contact with his siblings post-adoption.

For more information about Mikail, contact his worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064 or at jcranston@summitkids.org or Wendy's Wonderful Kids worker, Kristin Jordan at (330) 928-0044 or at kristin@cfkadopt.org.
 
Profile updated September 2016.





Najee & Nyla Najee & Nyla
Birthdate: April 2012 & February 2011

Najee is a very happy and energetic boy. He loves to please and is very excited when he makes you happy. Najee has started school where has an IEP and receives services for speech therapy. He is doing well in school and has made tremendous progress with his speech.

Nyla is a very sweet and sociable young girl. She loves to go to school, and her favorite part of this is riding the bus!

Nyla needs a consistent home environment where she knows what to expect and how to behave. She does better when her good behaviors are rewarded.

Najee and Nyla are not currently placed together and it is important for them to continue to visit.

Najee's foster parents are interested in adopting him.

For more information about Najee and Nyla, please contact their worker, Karen Greenberg, at (330) 996-1055 or at kgreenberg@summitkids.org.

Profile updated January 2017.






Nathan Nathan
Birthdate: January 2000

Nathan personally requested to write about himself in the following narrative.  He would like you to know the following about him:

I am the youngest brother of a large sibling group.  I enjoy spending time near lakes or rivers fishing.  I also enjoy other sports, like my older brothers, and enjoy playing video games, just like other teens my age.  I like school, I do well in school academically and I am very proud of the gains I have made.  I have become more successful in the classroom consistently.   I have developed positive relationships with others.  I hope an adoptive family will value school as I do and also be willing to be involved in my education.

I experienced a very chaotic childhood.  I have also experienced adults who have not always met my needs and who did not provide me with a SAFE home environment. I understand why I am in foster care, and my adjustment at times has been difficult because I miss my family and siblings.  Despite the adjustment, I deeply want to become part of an adoptive family. I hope that an adoptive family will know it sometimes takes time for me to trust adults and that I need to be given time to feel comfortable with new faces and new places.  I am involved in therapeutic services which I feel benefit me as well as help me work through my thoughts about family loss. I would also like you to know that I like to be active and I don't like to sit around.  I hope to become part of a family who also enjoys being active too and I even hope to have an older brother or sister I can look up to.  I do best with routine and hope to find a family who can be sensitive about my needs.  I would really like if a family is willing to talk and listen to what I have to say.

I hope that you consider these things that I feel are important and that I'm just not another online profile.  I want you to know that I am intelligent, caring, and a brave young man. I really hope to find a forever family soon.

Nathan would like you to know there is more to learn about him and he asks you to contact his workers directly: Jonathan Nichols at (330) 379-2114 or at Jnichols@summitkids.org; you may also contact Nathan’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids worker, Becky Yako, at (330) 928-0044 or at Becky@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated January 2016.






Philip Philip
Birthdate: February 2002

Philip has a quick, friendly smile and is a bright, talkative and polite young man.  He is a wealth of information when you ask him about his interest in comic books, graphic novels, video games or movies. Philip greatly enjoys building with Legos, and has quite an impressive collection! He loves outdoor activities, especially playing soccer.  Philip would like to be in a home where he would be able to ride bikes and explore in a setting with lots of trees near the country.  He is a ready and willing helper when it comes to doing chores.

Philip would benefit from continued counseling to help heal from a complicated past.  He would do best as the youngest child in a family. 

For more information about Philip, please contact his worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064, or at jcranston@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Kristin Jordan, at (330) 802-3417or at Kristin@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated September 2016.






Robert, Isaac, Isaiah Robert, Isaac, Isaiah
Birthdate: November 2000 January 2004 January 2004

Robert is very athletic and loves to play basketball, socialize with his friends and play video games.  He is quiet and keeps his feelings to himself.  He can be friendly and has a great sense of humor.  Robert will need to continue with therapeutic services to address past trauma and loss.  He would do best in a home that has consistency and love. 

Isaac is an inquisitive and friendly boy.  He loves to play video games, build with Legos and play with transformers.  Isaac requires additional supports in the school and home setting as he needs close supervision, consistency and patience.  He will need to continue with therapeutic services to address past trauma and loss.  Isaac deserves a family who will accept him, and nurture him unconditionally with structure and love. 

Isaiah is an outgoing and active boy, who is Isaac's twin brother.  He loves to go to camp and soccer.  Isaiah struggles with his interaction with peers.  He requires additional supports in the school setting and with therapeutic services to address past trauma and loss.  Isaiah would best be suited with a family that would love him unconditionally and help him reach his potential.  Isaiah's caregivers have expressed their intent to make a permanent commitment to him and plan to adopt him. 

We are looking for a family who is interested in adopting Robert and Isaac individually or as a sibling group as Robert and Isaac have expressed some interest in being placed together. 

For more information about Robert, Isaiah, or Isaac, please contact their worker, Todd Kutzera at (330) 379-1991 or at tkutzera@summitkids.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Shane Shane
Birthdate: July 2000

Shane is a shy and somewhat introverted teen, but he has a great sense of humor and loves to laugh.  He is caring and likes animals…especially reptiles. Shane enjoys video games and shopping.  He is a bright student and when encouraged will try his very best in school resulting in an A/B grade average.  Shane needs a family that will allow him to be young and enjoy his teenage years. He needs a family to provide love, support and structure. Having these resources will help Shane become an outstanding young man.

For more information about Shane, please contact his worker Jonathan Nichols at (330) 379-2114 or at jnichols@summitkids.org.

Profile updated December 2015.






Shannon Shannon
Birthdate: May 2001

Shannon would like you to know she loves music and TV (especially Hannah Montana, Camp Rock, High School Musical and cartoons); arts and craft projects; playing outside; and just talking. But she also wants you to know she hates cigarette smoke; is afraid of big dogs; and sometimes has problems getting along with kids her own age! Shannon is having trouble processing her placement in foster care and understanding why she is not with her biological family anymore. She has a hard time trusting others and becomes anxious and agitated when placed in new situations or with new people. Shannon can push people away through her words, actions, and choices. Services are being provided to help her learn to control her impulses. A family providing a high level of supervision and structure is best suited for Shannon. Shannon likes school because she likes her teachers and her friends. However, she finds it hard to focus on the lesson at hand and has a more difficult time learning than same-age peers. She receives educational services to help her in this area. She needs a family who will make learning fun and who has the desire to work with the school system in creating the right program for her needs. Shannon would do best in a family with no other children or in a family with an older child who is stable and has few special needs. Sharron will thrive with parents who can give her extra attention, support, guidance and time, so experience, patience and consistency are needed!

To learn more about Shannon, contact her worker, Gina Oriti, at (330) 996-1054, or at goriti@summitkids.org or her recruiter, Becky Yako, at (330) 928-0044 or at becky@cfgadopt.org.

Profile updated July 2017.






Suzanne Suzanne
Birthdate: August 1999

Suzanne is a very energetic, social pre-teen who enjoys talking to and hanging out with her friends. She likes to be outdoors riding her bike or walking. Suzanne has a strong will and determination, can be polite and shows off her smile. She enjoys watching scary movies, shopping and playing chess.   Suzanne also likes to go swimming and doing hair and make up. She loves to go out to eat and helping in the kitchen, her specialty is cooking steak. Suzanne has very high test scores on academic achievement tests scoring in the advanced range. Suzanne expresses interest in living in a two-parent home with siblings close to her age.

For more information about Suzanne, contact her worker, Judie Sturgill, at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org or her recruiter, Denise Barczyk, at (330) 928-0044 or at denise@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2014.





Terrez Terrez
Birthdate: April 2001

Terrez is a young man with strong beliefs. He is well mannered and takes great pride in his appearance and clothing. Terrez enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and playing video games. He also likes going out to eat and watching sports.

For more information about Terrez please contact his worker, Jennifer Cranston at (330) 996-1064, or at jcranston@summitkids.org or his recruiter, Denise Barczyk, at (330) 928-0044 or at denise@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016






Tomquan Tomquan
Birthdate: December 2000

Tomquan is a bright and engaging young man. He is very artistic and enjoys drawing and coloring. Tomquan has a funny personality and is always trying to make people laugh! He has several siblings that he would like to maintain contact with.

For more information about Tomquan, please contact his worker, Judie Sturgill, at (330) 379-1812 or at jsturgill@summitkids.org or his recruiter, Denise Barczyk, at (330) 928-0044 or at denise@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016.






Turquoise Turquoise
Birthdate: October 2000

Turquoise is a very smart teenager. She loves to talk on her phone and is very technology savvy. She enjoys going for walks and playing basketball. Turquoise has a strong personality and is above average in school. She enjoys fashion and has a strong connection to her older brother.

For more information about Turquoise, please contact her worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064, or at jcranston@summitkids.org.

Profile updated December 2016






Tyra, Tedario and Seth Tyra, Tedario and Seth
Birthdate: March 2005 June 2008 March 2003

Tyra; age 11, sees herself as being a good helper, very smart and friendly. Tyra is slow to show her feelings or emotions. Tyra is a beautiful, quiet girl. She is very intelligent and does well in school. She is very sensitive and has a big heart. Tyra likes to play with her Barbie dolls, Monster High Dolls, baby dolls, play outside, watch TV and play computers games, such as Nintendo DS, she also likes education and music games and likes school.  She has a fear of the dark. She is described by her caretakers as a tomboy at times, but girly other times.

Tedario is an average 8 year old. He can be somewhat egocentric but is also very social and outgoing. He is almost always happy and seems to have a good self-esteem. Tedario is very loving, outgoing, social and active. He likes to play outside, watch TV and play on his Nintendo DS. He also enjoys church. Tedario has experienced complex traumas.

Seth; age 13, is very intelligent, well spoken, loving and able to be respectful young man. He loves Yu-Gi-Oh cards, playing outside, watching TV and playing on his Nintendo DS.  Seth has some difficulty responding to discipline. He does better now than he used to because he is learning how to understand discipline and realize it's not to hurt him.  It is recommended that Seth continue with ongoing counseling services to reduce any further concerns and to assist with his adjustment to yet another transition in life.

At this time SCCS has a kinship family that is in the process of obtaining their adoption home study.

For more information about Tyra, Tedario, and Seth, please contact their worker, Karen Greenberg at (330) 996-1055 or at kgreenberg@summitkids.org.

Profile updated February 2017.






Tyreem Tyreem
Birthdate: July 1999

Tyreem has a big personality. He is an outgoing and engaging young man. He is artistic and enjoys playing video games. Tyreem loves sports and hopes to play basketball and football in high school. He is interested in joining the military and owning his own cell phone franchise.

For more information about Tyreem, please contact his worker, Jennifer Cranston, at (330) 996-1064, or at jcranston@summitkids.org or his recruiter, Kristin Jordan, at (330) 802-3417 or at Kristin@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2016.

 






Wayman Wayman
Birthdate: July 2000

Wayman is a handsome young man with a great smile who needs a committed family to love him unconditionally. He will do best with a family that can provide him with a structured and consistent environment. He responds well to caregivers who are patient and can be supportive when he is upset or anxious. He is outgoing, talkative, sensitive, and jokes around a lot. He has a strong will and likes to get his way.

With supports, Wayman can be focused in school and ended the school year well.  Sometimes he needs reminders to complete and turn in his homework assignments.  Students and teachers seem to love him. 

Wayman enjoys playing video games, like many teens. He also likes singing and has had the opportunity to record a song. He loves going out to restaurants to eat, especially where there is seafood. Wayman has family connections, which he values.  He would like to maintain these connections in the form of phone calls and visits.

Wayman does have medical needs that require ongoing care.  He visits with a specialist quarterly to ensure his health needs remain stable.

For more information about Wayman, contact his worker, Jonathan Nichols, at (330) 379-2114 or at jnichols@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Becky Yako, at (330) 928-0044 or at becky@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated July 2016.