Loss is a concept that is all to familiar to children in foster care. The idea of a forever family is seemingly out of reach to many waiting children. Through no fault of their own, they find themselves living in the foster care system. Many have moved from place to place with no sense of permanence. Some of our children are considered "harder to place" because they have special needs or belong to a sibling group. Others are older who have endured the system for years. All of them have one thing in common: their desire for a place to call home..... The mission of Project Zero is to help make their dreams a reality!
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Alex is a handsome young man. Alex is very outspoken, articulate and polite. He acts much older than his stated age when engaged in conversation. Alex has a desire to please adults. Alex enjoys receiving praise and responds very well to it. Alex has an excellent appetite. Alex also enjoys drawing, puzzles, and playing basketball. Alex is very imaginative and industrious.
Alex needs to be in a two parent household that is very structured, patient, understanding and willing to work with Alex’s needs. It would be best for Alex if he was in a home with no children or animals. (Shared with permission from the Arkansas DCFS.)
Austin is a handsome young man who loves the country. He does well with animals and he especially loves horses. He also likes country music, his favorite artist is Kenny Chesney. Austin is extremely smart and does well in school, he is especially good at math. He also loves to play sports – he is very active and athletic. Austin takes pride in his belongings and therefore takes good care of them. Austin would do well in a family that is very patient and loving, while setting firm boundaries. He would do best as the only child in a family, or with possibly one or two older siblings. (Shared with permission from the Arkansas DCFS.)
Blake is an awesome young man he has a great personality and good attitude. He would love to have a family that would allow him to participate in sports. Blake is interested in all sports, but would love the opportunity to play basketball. Blake’s other interests are hip-hop music and drawing. Blake would like to learn to play the drums. Blake would like a family that would allow him to try new things and support him in his hobbies. (Shared with permission from the Arkansas DCFS.)
Borin in 2012, Carlos is a very sweet, lovable, and resilient little boy. He is a "true survivor" who has overcome many obstacles due to his severe medical issues. He loves affection, attention, and being held. He needs constant stimulation through hugs, kisses, and interacting with him. Carlos enjoys listening to music and watching television. He loves children and would do great in a home with other children. Carlos on a strict vegetarian diet. Carlos continues to make strides daily, but he will need a family that will be patient and understanding of his needs. The family that adopts Carlos will need to be able to provide structure, consistency, and constant supervision. He will need a family that is nurturing, loving, affectionate, and understanding. The family will need to be able to meet his physical, emotional, and intellectual needs. He will need a family that is proactive with his therapies and will support him throughout his life.
Born in 2007, Christopher is a sweet boy. He is a genius at puzzles and can spend hours working on one. He prefers to play inside but enjoys going to the park and playing on the play structures. Christopher loves all kinds of foods and even enjoys cooking. Christopher is very excited about being adopted as this is his main focus. He would do best with a family that is kind, caring, and patient. A family will need to work with his continued counseling. Christopher needs a home where he is the only child or with children who are much older than him.
Born in 1998, Cory is very sweet with a contagious smile. He likes school and does very well. He loves Science. Cory enjoys playing video games and watching movies. Cory’s favorite sport is football. If there are other children in the home, Cory would do better if they were around his own age. Cory likes to do things in his spare time such as riding bikes, playing a game of catch with the football, he loves reading books, listening to music and doing basic stuff with family. He enjoys board games. Cory is a good eater and isn’t too picky. He likes chili dogs, hamburgers, pizza as favorite foods. (Shared with permission from the Arkansas DCFS.)
Dayne, born 1998, is a very out-going young man.
He loves to play video games and loves sports. Due to some issues surrounding his birth, he has been diagnosed with mild Cerebral Palsy. He currently wears leg braces, but is very independent. He does not feel like he has a disability and is willing to try new things and works hard at accomplishing them. Dayne would do well in a two-parent or single parent home, and would do best with no younger children in the home. He desires a loving and supportive family who can help him reach his full potential.
Decayr'eon is a handsome young man! According to his foster mom he is a very good child with a loving personality. Decayr'eon enjoys being around other children and gets along well with his peers. Decayr'eon is all boy and can be rough and tumble at times! He enjoys riding his bike, playing outdoors, shopping and having his friends over to play. Some of Decayr'eon’s favorite foods include pizza, ice cream and hamburgers with French fries. Decayreon loves going to school and makes all A’s and B’s but he doesn’t care for homework.
Decayr'eon has thrived and made improvements in his current foster home. He seems to respond well in a very structured home with consistent guidelines. Decayr'eon needs parents to guide him in a very loving and nurturing environment while meeting his needs and understanding his background. (Shared with permission from the Arkansas DCFS.)
Born in 1999, Donovan is a fun, playful and outgoing young man with a big smile and friendly disposition. He is very adventurous. Donovan is talkative and gets along with most peers. He likes the color yellow. His favorite foods are cheeseburgers, pizza, and some vegetables. Donovan enjoys computers, computer games, riding his bike, and would love to learn to fish. Donovan loves to be outside and enjoys playing basketball. He loves to play games and music. He stated that he would love to camp and swim everyday. Donovan is very smart; he does well in his school studies when he applies himself. Donovan would like to have brothers and sisters. Donovon gets along well with most children.
Donovan needs a two parent home that will provide a lot of structure and guidance. Donovan needs parents who can spend some quality one on one time with him. Donovan needs to know he is a part of a forever family that will keep him safe and not abandon him. (Shared with permission from the Arkansas DCFS.)
ELIJAH HAS A VERY OUTGOING PERSONALITY, AND ENJOYS INTERACTING WITH PEOPLE. ELIJAH IS WORKING HARD IN SCHOOL AND IS STRIVING TO HIS BEST. ELIJAH SEEKS AN ADOPTIVE HOME WHERE HE CAN HAVE PERMANENCY IN HIS LIFE.
IN HIS SPARE TIME HE ENJOYS VIDEO GAMES AND PLAYING BASEBALL, SWIMMING, FISHING, AND BIKE RIDING. HIS FAVORITE FOODS INCLUDE: HOTDOGS, HAMBURGERS AND CHEESCAKE. ELIJAH ALSO ENJOYS DRAWING AND LIKES TO WATCH SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS.
ELIJAH WOULD ADJUST WELL IN A TWO PARENT HOME THAT IS PATIENT AND SETS BOUNDARIES AND RULES. HE WOULD ALSO DO WELL IN A HOME THAT IS ACTIVE AND INVOLVED IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES. ELIJAH WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GROW UP WITH A BROTHER AND/OR SISTER. ELIJAH IS SURE TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF ANY ADOPTIVE PARENTS. (Shared with permission from the Arkansas DCFS.)
Born in 1998, Javunta is a handsome young man with a beautiful smile. He is very talkative, friendly and active. He loves to play sports and being outdoors. Football is his driving passion and his number one favorite sport to play. Javunta enjoys going to school and has no problem doing his homework. Javunta likes to look nice and take pride in his appearance. He has a good appetite and will eat just about anything.
Javunta needs a parent or parents that are willing to closely supervise him at all times. Parent will need to be understanding of his needs and provide a loving stable home.
Jonathan has been in foster care since he was 11 year old. He has been moved around from placement to placement 22 times since being in care. All of Jonathan’s siblings have been adopted, but he is still waiting for a family that will love him for who he is. He is currently in a group home in south Arkansas.
While other kids his age are deciding what crowd to please and who not to be friends with, Jonathan thinks only of his future and the kind of person he wants to become. He has overcome so much, but has had some setbacks due to his circumstances, but in other ways he is far beyond his years. He has struggled to fit in with his peers and has endured a great deal of bullying due to his colorful and outgoing personality. He is a big thinker and has large goals and aspirations for his life. He has endured much more than any 16 year old should ever have to go through, but rather than dwell on the past, Jonathan chooses to focus on his future. His positivity is contagious and he loves being the center of attention.
Jonathan strongly desires to get a college degree, live independently and start a business or non-profit that helps those who are outcasts or in need. At least that is his current plan, and he will be the first to tell you that it might change tomorrow when he is inspired by the heroes and heroines of a great book. His top priority right now is to get his high school diploma and go to college and major in business. He is motivated to get into college early and taking concurrent enrollment classes for high school kids. Jonathan strives to be accepted and loved. He does best when he is protected from bullying and prejudice and encouraged to pursue his education and dreams.
Jonathan needs lots of love and affirmation, which he makes very easy to give. He is lively, witty, fun and easy to talk to and has a very compassionate spirit. When he feels threatened, angry or degraded he has often struggled to control his emotions, but has made great progress in this area. He is very proud of himself (and rightly so) for the growth he has made in his ability to think before acting and choosing to walk away from conflict. He strives to behave like a grown-up and make responsible choices.
Jonathan needs to be in an environment where he is loved and accepted for who he is, encouraged in his educational and career goals, guided to live independently and his compassionate heart for others nurtured and developed. He strives to belong to anyone that will accept him.