Children available for adoption

We hope that you enjoy The Heart Gallery of Wisconsin photography exhibit. While the adoptability status of the children featured on this web site may change daily, we hope that you will come away from this gallery with the knowledge that children and adolescents of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds need a forever family to call their own.

We never have enough homes and there is always a need for homes for older children and groups of brothers and sisters. Adoption cuts across every ethnic, religious, social and economic level. Adoptive parents can be people of very modest means, or they can be at the top of the economic scale. We need all kinds of families

Emmanuel

Emmanuel enjoys gymnastics and playing with dogs. He is at grade level and his favorite subjects in school are science and math. He does not live with any of his siblings, but has fun spending time with them when he can. He hopes this is something that can continue to happen in his future. Emmanuel is hoping for a family that will spend lots of time playing with him.

Emmanuel Says...

Hi, my name is Emmanuel. I'm 11 years old and I live in Milwaukee. In 10 years I want to be a football player. I’m working on getting there, and right now I’m doing pretty well in school. I am known for being a good role model for my friends. For fun I like to play with beyblades with my brothers. If I could be an animal I would choose to be a bird because they can fly anywhere. If I had to describe myself with one word I’d choose: “Strong.” My brothers are my source of strength while is foster care.

My favorite food is pizza. 
My favorite color is black.
My favorite sport is football.
My favorite cartoon is Sponge Bob Square Pants
I love my brothers.

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Birthday: February 2003
Photographer: Caitlin Staedler Photography

Trayveion

Traveion says...

In 10 years I want to be a karate expert. I’m working on getting there, and right now I’m still learning. I am known for how hard I try at everything I do and for my smile. For fun I like to play outside. I love dogs! If I had to pick a word to describe myself I would pick: typical kid. My goals are find a home and not move anymore.

My favorite food is hamburgers.
My favorite color is blue.
My favorite sport is soccer.
My favorite movies are “Frozen” and any Christmas movies.
If I could be an animal I would choose to be a dog, because dogs are really smart.
My source of strength while in foster care is keeping calm. 


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Birthday: 2013
Photographer: Jamie Klesmith of Della Vita Portrait Studio, LLC.

Krystiyonna and LaShealah

Krystiyonna, also known as “Yonna” for short, is a very bright girl and she has a charming personality. She is social and tends to easily make friends. She is creative, has good verbal skills and can be very responsible. Krystiyonna is ahead in many areas academically and thrives in a school setting. She cares about and enjoys having a good appearance.
Krystiyonna loves reading and spends the majority of her time doing so. She also enjoys the movies, skating, social outings, playing with dolls, barbies and toys, and doing art projects. Krystiyonna struggles with needing to be in charge at all times and will attempt to get in a power struggle with adults for that parental control. Krystiyonna is also very competitive as that is how she tends to feel better about herself and manage her emotions.
Krystiyonna needs a loving family that is willing and committed to her and is able to provide her with positive support. 

LaShealah, also known as “Shealah” for short, is a bright, energetic, happy child. She is always smiling and tries very hard to be independent and keep up with her siblings. She seeks and enjoys positive attention and feedback and is affectionate.
LaShealah enjoys coloring, playing with dolls, princesses and toys, watching movies and cartoons, participating in social gatherings, and playing with friends. LaShealah tends to love junk food and sweets. She is extremely talkative and often will share to much personal information and struggles with boundaries. 
LaShealah needs a family that is able to commit to her permanently. A family that will be able to respond in healthy, healing ways to LaShealah’s past trauma and struggles. It is ideal for LaShealah to remain in Wisconsin where she can maintain contact with her four siblings.

Krystiyonna Says...

Hi, my name is Krystiyonna. I'm 8 years old and I live in Greenfield. In 10 years I want to be a police officer. I’m working on getting there, and right now I really enjoy reading. For fun I like to read and play kickball. If I could be an animal I would choose to be a dolphin because they are cute. If I had to describe myself with one word I’d choose: “Beautiful.” My siblings are my source of strength while is foster care.

My favorite food is salad. 
My favorite color is pink.
My favorite sport is kickball.
My favorite characters are Nancy Drew, Nemo, and Sponge Bob Square Pants.
I love cats and dogs.

LaShealah Says...

Hi, my name is LaShealah. I'm 6 years old and I live in Greenfield. In 10 years I want to be a cheerleader. I’m working on getting there, and right now I’m practicing cheers. For fun I like to play with dolls. If I could be an animal I would choose to be a unicorn because I like them a lot. If I had to describe myself with one word I’d choose: “Nice.” My source of strength while is foster care is helping people.

My favorite food is pizza. 
My favorite color is hot pink.
My favorite sport is tennis.
My favorite movie is Frozen.
My favorite cartoon character is Tinkerbelle..
I love monkeys.

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Birthdays:
Krystiyonna, June 2005
LaShealah, May 2008

Photographer: Caitlin Staedler Photography

Marcus

Marcus enjoys staying busy and active. He likes drawing, swimming, going to movies, playing with friends, playing sports, remote control and matchbox cars, board and video games and playing outside. He is a good eater and likes to try new things.
Marcus does well when given a task or duty and being a helper around the home. He likes to have a positive appearance, is energetic, smiles often and is pretty talkative. Marcus is charming and lovable. At times, he has difficulties managing his curiosity and setting limits and boundaries for himself as well as managing his emotions and seeking attention appropriately.
Marcus needs a family that is able to assist him in growing to his full potential. He needs a caregiver who will keep him busy, is able to provide close supervision and has patience and understanding as Marcus transitions to his new home.

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Birthday: April 2004

Photographer: Caitlin Staedler Photography

Jonah and Elijah

Jonah says...

Hi, my name is Jonah. I'm 8 years old and I live in Milwaukee. In 10 years I want to be a professional 
football or baseball player. I’m working on getting there, and right now I’m being good in school. For fun I like to draw and play outside. I’m known for being nice and good at drawing. My source of strength while in foster care is my brother. 

My favorite food is Pizza.
My favorite color is Red.
My favorite sport is Baseball.
My favorite cartoon is Sponge Bob.
If I could be an animal, I would choose to be a dog, because they are very fast.

Elijah says...

Hi, my name is Elijah. I'm 9 years old and I live in Milwaukee. In 10 years I want to be a professional football player. One day I want to try out for the Chicago Bears. I’m working on getting there, and right now I’m trying hard in school. For fun I like to do flips and play football. I’m known for being funny and good at Math. I love dancing! My source of strength while in foster care is my brother. 

My favorite food is Pizza.
My favorite colors are Black and red.
My favorite sport is Football.
My favorite characters are Ninjas.
If I could be an animal, I would choose to be a bird, because they can see a lot of things.

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Photographer: Caitlin Staedler Photography

Patrick

Patrick is a sweet and active boy. Born in January, 2000,  he enjoys playing video games and chess, reading (especially science fiction), making art projects, drumming, playing violin in his school orchestra, and playing basketball. Patrick values regular contact with his brother, who lives with an adoptive family in Milwaukee. 

Patrick is diagnosed with mild mental retardation; however, he is on grade level in school and participates in regular education classes with special education assistance. Patrick likes school and wants to be a secret agent, police officer or deacon when he grows up. Above all, Patrick wants to be accepted and have a forever family and home.

Patrick says...

Hi, my name is Patrick. I'm 14 years old and I live in Milwaukee. In 10 years I want to be a CIA Agent. I’m working on getting there and right now I am working towards graduating high school. I really love school and for fun I like to play video games, go bowling and reading. I’m known for telling jokes to everyone. My sources of strength while in foster care are my dreams and aspirations.

My favorite foods are Tacos and Burritos
My favorite color is Blue.
My favorite sport is Basketball.
My favorite character is Percy Jackson.
If I could be an animal, I would choose to be a Panda.


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Photographer: Caitlin Staedler Photography