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Waiting Child Profiles
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.

Aaron has been matched with a family that is caring for him.

Profile updated April 2018.






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.






Alicia, Nianna, Dora, Marcus Alicia, Nianna, Dora, Marcus
Birthdate: November 2006, November 2008, July 2010, April 2013

Alicia is adaptable and needs stability. She likes playing cards and crafts. Alicia enjoys going to church. She also likes gymnastics.

Nianna is a young girl who likes gymnastics, loves Legos, coloring and swimming. She has a great smile and likes to please others. Nianna likes playing games on electronic devices.

Dora is charismatic, crafty, has a good sense of humor, a good helper and creative. She enjoys gymnastic, cheerleading, Disney movies, princesses and crafts. Dora responds best to nurturing and positive words and hugs. Initially Dora is shy and can take a while to warm up. She has some heart, growth, digestive and respiratory medical conditions, needing consistent medical care.

Marcus is a care free, happy-go-lucky and gets into mischief. He likes to learn, put things together and knows how things work. He likes the Hulk, Spiderman, Paw Patrol and Pj and Max. Marcus does well with positive words. In many ways Marcus is typical for his age.

Alicia, Nianna, Dora and Marcus are placed together in a foster home that is interested in adopting them.

For more information about Alicia, Nianna, Dora and Marcus, please contact their worker, Jonathon Nichols, at (330) 379-2114 or at jnichols@summitkids.org.

Profile updated February 2018.






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.






Anthony Anthony
Birthdate: July 2002

Anthony is a very bright child who is a joy to be around. He interacts well with others and enjoys playing baseball, swimming, playing outdoors, and playing the drums. Anthony has an interest in becoming a fire fighter. He is a healthy boy who is developmentally on target. He is thriving in his current environment, which is structured as well as nurturing. He is very attached to his foster parents and their extended family. Anthony's current foster parents have expressed having him remain in their home until he graduates from high school.

 

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

 

Profile updated November 2017






Antione Antione
Birthdate: June 2001

Antione is athletic and active. He loves to play basketball and football. He has a good sense of humor and enjoys talking to people. Antione is a go-getter who can be resourceful when he is properly motivated. He would like to maintain ties with his siblings.

 

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

 

Profile updated November 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 March 2018.






Brandon Brandon
Birthdate: February 2001

Brandon is very friendly and engaging. He likes video games, music, and Nike fashion. Brandon values school and enjoys learning independent living skills. He likes shopping, meal planning and cooking. 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 April 2018.



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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 September 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, you can contact his worker,Darlene Neff at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Becky Yako, at (330) 928-0044 or at becky@cfkadopt.org.

 

Profile updated April 2018.






Cassie Cassie
Birthdate: August 2000

Cassie is a teenage girl who loves animals and reading. She is very good at drawing and loves to draw animals using chalkboard paint. Cassie does well in school and wants to attend college to further her education. She can be shy, but is working on being more social. Cassie is nice and has a smile on her face often. She has friends and she likes to hang out with them and go to the amusement park, haunted houses, escape rooms etc. Cassie knows what she wants and will voice that when needed. She takes others feelings into consideration and will stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

For more information about Cassie you can contact her worker Jodi Foraker at (330) 379-2073 or at jforaker@summitkids.org.

Profile updated January 2018






Charise Charise
Birthdate: February 2017

Charise is an adorable child with a lot of energy. She is an active and happy girl. Charise smiles and laughs often. She enjoys playing with her dogs and her toys.

Charise is currently placed in a home that is planning on adopting her.

For more information about Charise you can contact her worker Karen Greenberg at (330) 996-1055 or at kgreenberg@summitkids.org.

Profile updated May 2018.






Christian Christian
Birthdate: July 2002

Christian is a friendly and outgoing young man. He is caring, likes to help others and is loyal to people he cares about. Christian enjoys playing video games, Pokémon and he loves to read Harry Potter books. He has recently started a workout program and enjoys lifting weights. Christian works hard in school and he is proud that he receives good grades.

For more information you can contact his worker Darlene Neff at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org.

Profile updated November 2017.






Connor Connor
Birthdate: April 2009

Connor is an intelligent boy with a hidden sense of humor who seems older than his years. He loves to read chapter books like the Harry Potter series, and engage in active play. His favorite subject is science; he shows great aptitude in it. He is working on respecting authority and following adult's directions. Connor is fascinated by figuring out how things work and also how he can impact relationships. He loves Cleveland Browns football, karate, baseball, riding bikes and other outdoor sports. Connor has experienced several losses in his life. He needs a family that will help him mature to become the best person he can be.

For more information about Connor, please contact his worker Jodi Foraker at (330) 379-2073 or at jforaker@summitkids.org.

Profile updated January 2018.






Dayjana Dayjana
Birthdate: September 2000

Dayjana is a friendly young lady who likes basketball. She will do best with a family that will provide her with structure and loving support. She can be quiet at times and may need on going counseling to assist her past traumas. Dayjana struggles in school but does try. She is bonded to her current foster parents and her sister. There are some family members that she would like to maintain contact with.

 

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

 

Profile updated November 2017.






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

Summit County Children Services is no longer accepting home studies for Dominic, Mackenzie, and Benjamin.

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.

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 November 2017.






Francisco Francisco
Birthdate: April 2006

Francisco is a boy who likes to go by his middle name, Sammy. Sammy is an amazing boy with a huge smile! He loves to play with trucks, has a vivid imagination and enjoys drawing. He is on target for his age and usually follows directions well. He is doing well in school; enjoys going and dressing well. Sammy is a very active kid. He loves to be out in nature and is very funny. He is in need of a family that will keep him connected to his siblings, who he is close with, and who can keep up with his medical needs as he has sickle cell disease. Sammy is very friendly and a great listener.  He will make an amazing addition to his future family!

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

Profile updated February 2018.






Gabrial Gabrial
Birthdate: August 2012

Gabrial is an active and inquisitive five year old who likes to play with dinosaurs and be on his tablet.  Give him an empty cup and he turns it into an airplane flying it around the room.  Gabrial qualifies for integrated preschool due to behavioral difficulties that he displays (aggressive, oppositional).  Gabrial is linked to therapeutic and mental health services due to his traumatic history and behaviors. Gabrial is defiant and is working on establishing appropriate coping and anger management skills and how to behave in social settings. 

 

Gabrial would do best in a home that he is either the only child or there are children older than him.  Ongoing services and appointments with mental health providers will be required for Gabrial.

 

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

 

Profile updated March 2018.






Gabriel, Trinity, Lilliana, Dylan, Alexandra Gabriel, Trinity, Lilliana, Dylan, Alexandra
Birthdate: January 2006, December 2007, September 2009, June 2011, July 2013

Gabriel (a.k.a. "Gabe") is an intelligent, mechanically-inclined tween who loves to investigate how things work, deconstruct and reconstruct them. He can follow directions to put together very complicated Lego sets. Gabe is very fascinated by electronics and loves to challenge himself with video games and other electronic games requiring skills. His favorite characters come from the Pokemon game; he enjoys collecting Pokemon cards. Gabe is used to a large family, having grown up with five of his siblings and he needs to maintain contact with his twin sister.

 

Trinity is a delightful school-aged girl whose love for reading is impressive; she has recently read a few chapter books for enjoyment.  Trinity can be somewhat shy around those she does not know well, but once familiar, she shows her happy and fun-loving side. She is active, creative and loves to do arts and crafts. She has been thriving as the oldest sister in her current placement and learning about life's lessons.

 

Lilliana (a.k.a. "Lilli") is a loveable school-aged girl. She is active and loves to play. Lilli is still learning what she can achieve when she sets her mind to it. Often the jokester, she shows what a wide smile she has. Lilli is sensitive and gets her feelings hurt rather easily. She strives for positive attention and responds well to it.

 

Dylan is a loveable, smart school ager, who is just finishing kindergarten and is passing with flying colors. He is active and loves to play games on his electronic devices and videogame systems. Dylan has a wonderful smile that will soon show some missing teeth. He can be sensitive but can stand his own ground against older children. He responds well to positive attention and privileges with the electronics.

 

Alexandra (a.k.a. "Ali") is a lovable, smart preschool-aged girl. She is active and loves to play using her imagination and toys at hand. Once can see how well Ali has been growing and how much she learns daily. She responds well to positive attention and gives hugs freely when she is happy and excited.

 

Gabriel, Trinity, Lilli, Dylan and Ali are used to a large family, having grown up with all of their siblings; they would all love to maintain their sibling relationships.

 

For more information about this sibling group please contact their worker Jennifer Cranston at (330) 996-1064 or at jcranston@summitkids.org.

Profile updated November 2017.






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 October 2017






Isaiah and Daniel Isaiah and Daniel
Birthdate: April 2012 March 2013

Isaiah is a loving, energetic and active boy. He is enrolled in Kindergarten.  He struggles socially and academically at school. Isaiah loves Poke'mon, playing outside, with his toys and coloring. He has experienced trauma and boundary issues as result.  Isaiah is receiving counseling to address his behavioral and trauma needs.

Daniel is also a loving, energetic and active preschooler. He is attending pre-school and is on an IEP for speech and speech delay. Daniel loves Poke'mon, playing outside, Thomas the Train, Batman and coloring. He has experienced trauma and boundary issues as result.  He is receiving counseling to address his behavioral needs.

Isaiah and Daniel are currently placed together and are in need of a loving structured home who can provide separate bedrooms for the brothers.  Although there is a desire to keep the brother's together, home studies may be considered for families interested in just one of the children.

Home studies will be accepted until May 18th, 2018. 

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

Profile updated May 2018.






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 caregivers and therapist are working to help 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 2017.






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.






Johnetta and Mar'asia Johnetta and Mar'asia
Birthdate: June 2009, March 2014

Johnetta is a delightful, friendly and loving 8 year old girl.  She is in the 2nd grade and she especially loves Art class.  She has typical interests including playing with her toys and watching Animal Planet.  Johnetta loves macaroni and cheese and pizza.

Mar'asia is a precocious and sassy 3 year old little girl.  She attends a preschool program and has made a number of friends.  Mar'asia loves to watch Peggy Pig.  Her favorite food is chicken nuggets and fries.    

For more information about Johnetta and Mar'asia you can contact their worker Darlene Neff at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org.

Match is pending; we are not currently accepting home studies for these children.

Profile updated March 2018.






Joshua, Collin, Jaxson Joshua, Collin, Jaxson
Birthdate: December 2005, October 2009, April 2012

Joshua is a very bright, sweet, engaging and athletic young man. He loves to play pretty much any sport and is quite good at them all. He does well in school and is well liked by his peers.

Collin is a shy young man, but once you get to know him, is funny and sweet. He loves sports and really wants to get active in local activities. He does well in school and is well liked by his peers.

Jaxson has the best dimples and is a showman! He loves attention and is a very active little boy. He loves Paw Patrol and jumping on trampolines. Jaxson like his older brothers' does well in school and is well liked by his peers.

Joshua, Collin and Jaxson are in need of a loving permanent adoptive home.

For more information about Joshua, Collin, and Jaxson, you can contact their worker Jodi Foraker, at (330) 379-2073 or at jforaker@summitkids.org.

Profile updated December 2017.






J'vonte J'vonte
Birthdate: June 2004

J'vonte 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. J'vonte likes being outdoors. He enjoys playing sports; basketball and swimming are his favorite. J'vonte also enjoys playing video games. He wants to be loved and is looking forward to being in a forever family.

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

Profile updated October 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.

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.

Summit County Children Services will accept Home Studies until 3/5/2018.

Profile updated April 2018.






LaPromise LaPromise
Birthdate: June 2004

LaPromise is a fun and unique girl. She is great at flipping and doing gymnastics and likes to sing and dance. LaPromise also enjoys playing with her baby dolls and doing their hair. She is considerate of others. She likes school, but sometimes struggles with interacting with her peers. She does best when active, going to cheerleading practice and gymnastics. LaPromise has struggled through several losses and is working hard to use her coping skills to be successful. She is able to discuss her emotions and is able to bond with others. LaPromise has siblings that she does not currently have contact with, but that she misses.

 

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

 

Profile updated March 2018.






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 October 2017.






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.






Lillie, Emanuel, Gabriel and Da'Miracle Lillie, Emanuel, Gabriel and Da'Miracle
Birthdate: July 2007, July 2009, October 2011, March 2013

Lillie is described as a "dreamer" and is very optimistic about life. She is friendly and is a good friend to others. She likes doing crafts, cooking, swimming and being in the water. Lillie also enjoys dancing and wrestling with her siblings. Her favorite thing to do is dressing up and painting her nails.

Emanuel is described as a good leader. His best qualities are honesty and kindness. Emanuel likes to play outside, swim, play basketball, ride his bike or scooter and play flag football.

Gabriel is a smart young man who always seems to be happy with a bright smile on his face. He is athletic and loves to participate in fun activities. Gabriel likes to go swimming, climbing, competing in sports, go outside and play, dress up in costumes, and to draw and color.

Da'Miracle is described as polite and courteous. She loves doing cartwheels and pretending to do gymnastics moves.  Da'Miracle likes to watch YouTube videos, have her nails polished, to go outside on her bike, go for walks, and spend time with her family.

Lillie, Emanuel, Gabriel and Da'Miracle are currently placed in a home that is interested in adopting them. For more information about this sibling group you can contact Gina Oriti at (330) 996-1054 or at goriti@summitkids.org.

Profile updated February 2018.






Lily and Samie Lily and Samie
Birthdate: August 2008, April 2011

Lily is a pleasant 9 year old, she loves movies, animals and playing outdoors. She likes playing soccer and swimming. Lily gets along well with peers and likes school. She will need continued assistance with her school work as she is struggling in some areas academically. Lily is reserved and does not express her feelings and thoughts easily. She does attach easily and gets along well with other children.

Samie does well in school; her social skills are improving as she is making friends and learning social roles in kindergarten. She is expressive and learning through therapy how to appropriately express her feelings. Samie loves to color and draw. She loves being outdoors and learning about and playing with animals. She easily attaches to adults/parent figures. Samie responds well to positive reinforcement and time outs.

Relatives plan to adopt Lily and Samie. For more information about Lily and Samie you can contact their worker Karen Greenberg at (330) 996-1055 or at kgreenberg@summitkids.org.

Profile updated February 2018.






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 March 2018.






Logan Logan
Birthdate: May 2006

Logan is bright and athletic young man who loves to play football and basketball for his school. He looks older than his age. Logan has five siblings that are important to him and will need a family to help him maintain contact with them. Logan has requested to have a mother in the family. Logan sometimes needs reminders to stay on task in school but he has been working to improve this. He attends counseling to help him use appropriate coping skills for his anger and has begun using counting and taking deep breaths.

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 March 2018.






Magnus (formerly known as Chloe) Magnus (formerly known as Chloe)
Birthdate: December 2002

Magnus is a teenager who identifies as male. Magnus is a friendly, outgoing and talkative teen who has a great sense of humor. Magnus has a younger brother and although they do not live together, they are very close and maintain ongoing regular visitation. Magnus has challenges as a result of past experiences and he participates in weekly therapy to address these concerns. Magnus is in 9th grade and is a very good student. He is very artistic and likes to create his own animated videos. He also enjoys going out to eat.

For more information about Magnus, you can contact his worker, Lisa Poor at (330) 379-1807 or at lpoor@summitkids.org.

Profile updated April 2018.






Malachi Malachi
Birthdate: August 2017

Malachi is placed in a home that has expressed an interest in adopting him.

Malachi is a happy playful baby.  He enjoys playing with his toys and loves attention.  Malachi is loving and affectionate towards others.  He interacts well with younger and older children.  Malachi has a good appetite and sleeps through the night the majority of the time.

For more information about Malachi, please contact his worker, Gina Oriti, at (330) 996-1054, or at goriti@summitkids.org.

Profile updated March 2018.






Michael Michael
Birthdate: January 2004

Michael is a very intelligent young man with a calm demeanor. He is somewhat of an introvert at times and is reserved until he gets to know someone. Michael has an older sibling and although they do not live together, they are very close and maintain ongoing regular visitation. He has challenges as a result of past experiences and he participates in weekly therapy to address these concerns. Michael is in 8th grade and is an excellent student. He likes to spend time in his room playing video games or drawing. Michael is an excellent artist.

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

Profile updated March 2018.






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.





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.






Nicholas Nicholas
Birthdate: April 2001

Nicholas is a talkative teen, but takes time to warm up to adults. He is always smiling and making jokes. He enjoys sports, particularly basketball. Nicholas enjoys going to the YMCA where he can participate in sports and spend time with friends. He is an 11th grader who needs some additional encouragement to remain on task. Nicholas is in need of a family who will be patient with him and be able to answer all of his questions. Although respectful, he can become frustrated when he feels he is not understood.  He has family connections and finds it important to remain connected.

For more information about Nicholas, you can contact his worker, Jonathan Nichols at (330) 379-2114 or at jnichols@summitkids.org, or his recruiter, Lydia Keto, at (330) 928-0044 or at lydia@cfkadopt.org.

Profile updated November 2017.






Paige Paige
Birthdate: August 2003

Paige is a smart girl who likes creating crafts, journaling, and reading, especially mystery and suspense novels. She loves to shop and dress in the latest fashions. Paige would like to become more involved with her academics and participate in school activities. Paige is looking for stability in her life. Paige has not always felt safe and did not receive love and support in the past. Paige can be somewhat standoffish when you first meet her, but as trust and a healthy relationship are formed, she lets her guard down. Paige expresses her desire to be adopted and become part of a family.

For more information about Paige, please contact her worker, Jodi Foraker, at (330) 379-2073, or at jforaker@summitkids.org.

Profile updated November 2017.





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 fishing and playing sports.  Philip would like to be in a home where he would be able to ride bikes and explore.  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 2017.






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.  He would do best in a home that has consistency and love; and allow him the freedom he needs as he prepares for emancipation. 

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 play 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. 

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 March 2018.






Serenah, Kylath, Allison, Brandon, Tommy Serenah, Kylath, Allison, Brandon, Tommy
Birthdate: April 2001, October 2002, June 2004, August 2005, October 2010

Serenah is a young lady who is interested in choir and some of the arts. She says she "kinda" likes school but she works hard at doing well. Serenah takes pleasure in making improvements in her grades. She likes spending time with her sister and her brothers although she has a hard time admitting that. Serenah hasn’t been able to see her family but would like to be able to talk to her Aunt and of course likes social media. Serenah can't wait to learn how to drive a car. She is enjoying being a teenager. Serenah is in counseling and will need to continue this; she and her siblings have gone through a lot together. It is highly recommended that they stay together as they are closely bonded as a sibling group. Serenah does not have any health problems.

 

Kylath is excited to be a teen! He just went to his first dance. Kylath went to homecoming and took part in all of it; he learned how to tie his first tie and how to properly give flowers. Kylath enjoys sports, mostly basketball and soccer. He has a lot of friends. His foster parent said that he is the first one to step in and help her when needed. Kylath has a big heart. He likes video games and his computer. Kylath earns good grades when working on subjects he likes, and needs pushed a little more on the ones he doesn’t. He is a good kid and can keep things bottled up. He can have a temper when he gets upset but has come a long way.  Kylath has done a great job over the past two years of not getting into any trouble at school.

 

Allison is a young lady who is a great student and likes school. She doesn’t get into trouble and likes to go to football games and whatever school has to offer. She likes to enjoy the social events. Allison has a lot of friends and doesn’t have any trouble making them. She likes clothes and makeup. Allison likes to spend time with her older sister and likes to help care for her youngest brother. Allison is in counseling and utilizes what she learns very well.  She would like to maintain some level of contact with her Aunt and Uncle.

 

Brandon can be the quiet little one of his sibling group. He is very sweet and friendly. Brandon never seems to get into trouble at school and while he is quiet he doesn’t have any problems making new friends and enjoying time with them. He likes to play outside and play some sports. Brandon also likes electronics and fishing. Brandon does well in school. He enjoys spending time with his siblings and does not want to be separated from them. He listens really well to his foster parents and they rarely have to ask him to do anything twice. Brandon continues to go to counseling to deal with his past and some trauma and this service need to continue.

 

Tommy is sweet little boy. He is very interested in video games. Tommy also likes to play outside and ride his bike. He likes to play with his friends. Tommy started school this year and his teachers just love him. He is loved by everyone that meets him. He is kind hearted and rarely gets into trouble. Tommy is the baby of his sibling group and it was recommended that he not be separated from his brothers and sisters. He is healthy and is not displaying any behavioral problems at this time. He does not seem to like to be separated from his foster mom and that can cause some anxiety for him.

 

For more information about Serenah, Kylath, Allison, Branden and Tommy you can contact their worker Jonathan Nichols at (330) 379-2114 or at jnichols@summitkids.org.

 

Profile updated November 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.






Shawnae Shawnae
Birthdate: October 2011

Shawnae is a very happy and active young girl.  She is a loving child who loves to smile and play. She enjoys dancing and being outdoors working on the farm.  Shawnae loves arts and crafts and playing with other children.  She is very outspoken and is able to articulate her feelings well when she has a concern or just needs something.  Shawnae is very bonded to her foster family and siblings who all reside in the home.  Though at times she struggles academically, she is very bright and works very hard to learn and progress. 

Shawnae is currently placed in a home that is planning on providing permanency for her.

For more information about Shawnae, please contact her worker, Gina Oriti, at (330) 996-1054, or at goriti@summitkids.org.

Profile updated March 2018.






Taylor Taylor
Birthdate: October 2003

Taylor loves listening to music, playing basketball, going to the mall, cooking, and taking selfies. She is very mellow and pleasant to hang out with. Taylor is very enthusiastic, responsible and respectful.

For more information about Taylor, 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 October 2017.






Teegan & Phoneix Teegan & Phoneix
Birthdate: July 2006 July 2005

Teegan is a funny, a happy-go-lucky boy. He tends to go with the flow and not much bothers him. He loves video games, TV and superheroes. He is very good in math. Teegan gets along well with others and makes friends easily.

Phoneix is a very sensitive and protective boy. He loves to draw, play with Legos, watch TV and movies and is really into superheroes. Phoneix is close to his brother and younger sister. He tends to put others' needs before his own. Phoneix tries to see good in most situations and is very family oriented.

For more information about Teegan & Phoneix, please contact their worker, Darlene Neff, at (330) 379-1947 or at dneff@summitkids.org.

Profile updated September 2017.






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 March 2018.






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 October 2017.






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 March 2018.






Tyler Tyler
Birthdate: February 2002

Tyler is a very handsome, nice looking young man who has made a lot of positive growth and maturation. He has always been very interested in sports and participates on multiple athletic teams at school. Tyler takes great pride in his personal appearance and attire! He has accommodations in his schooling to optimally support him in his social pragmatic communication with others; Tyler typically can do well academically with guidance. He has made lasting mutual connections with various adult mentor supports in his life.

For more information about Tyler you can contact his worker Jodi Foraker at (330) 379-2073 or at jforaker@summitkids.org.

Profile updated December 2017.






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.






Violet Violet
Birthdate: June 2016

Adorable, lovable and sweet are the best three words to describe Violet.  Her smile will capture your heart.  Violet has the ability to capture the heart of anyone.  She easily adapts to her environment and is curious.  She observes everything around her as she explores.

She loves to play and is great with other children.  She is eager to learn and will copy just about anything that somebody wants to teach her.   Violet needs a home that will provide her love, structure, and understanding as it is vital in working with this young child.

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

Violet is placed in a home that is planning on adopting her.

For more information about Violet, you can contact her worker Todd Kutzera at (330)379-1991 or at tkutzera@summitkids.org.

Profile updated May 2018.






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.






William William
Birthdate: June 2008

William is a young man who enjoys drawing, artwork, pets (especially dogs), video games, wrestling, working on cars, gardening, and other physical activities. As a third grader, William cares about his school performance. His reading level historically has been above his current grade level. He is affectionate and apologetic when he makes mistakes and receptive to accepting help from school staff and any service providers. William is developmentally on target, and has demonstrated significant progress in his peer relationships over the last two years. He makes friends at school easily. His sense of humor and desire to learn and apply new skills add to William's pleasant personality.

For more information about William you can contact his worker Jodi Foraker at (330) 379-2073 or at jforkaker@summitkids.org.

Profile updated January 2018.






Zy'eira Zy'eira
Birthdate: November 2007

Zy'eira is a little girl who likes to read and draw. She likes to play on her tablet and enjoys shopping. She likes school and receives good grades.  Zy'eira is currently in need of a loving permanent home.

 

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

 

Profile updated December 2017.