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THE CHILDREN'S GALLERY

Meet Some of the Children Up for Adoption Right Now

These children, among others not currently listed, are available for adoption right now. We strongly believe that every child deserves a family and a home. If you're interested in potentially adopting on of the children listed below please contact us directly at 855-778-5437.

Meet Airianna ("Annie")

Airianna ("Annie") is a joyful, content and loving girl who enjoys playing on her tablet and is extremely talented at navigating electronics. Recently, she discovered a love for running as well. Annie has a hearty appetite and will eat just about anything. Though nonverbal, Annie interacts well with her environment through facial expressions, bodily motions and gestures. It is believed the best placement for Annie would be one with patience, consistency and activity. Due to being nonverbal, Annie would greatly benefit from a caregiver committed to helping her build on her communication skills.

Birthday: September 2005

Status: Legally free for adoption.

Contact: Asriel Brown at 816-605-0122 or asriel.brown@cornerstonesofcare.org.

Meet Alex

Alex is a sweet boy who is shy when he first meets someone, but is very affectionate with the people he forms a relationship with. He is a very active boy who likes to be on the move, playing outdoors and swimming. Alex also enjoys playing match games on his iPad and listening to music. Though he enjoys being around people, Alex sometimes needs reminders on how to set boundaries regarding personal space. Alex has been diagnosed with autistic disorder and although he can play with other children, he prefers to play alone. Alex enjoys school and works well with his teachers. He has an IEP for specialized school as well occupational and speech therapy services to aid in his limited speech. Alex is in need of a forever family who will be patient and understanding while providing consistent structure and routine — he thrives in this type of setting. Alex's forever family will be sensitive to developmental versus chronological age and be willing to access support resources for Alex. 

Birthdays: March 2006

Status: Legally free for adoption.

Contact: Megan Richardson at 816-678-6961 or megan.richardson@cornerstonesofcare.org

Meet Alexander & Braden

Alexander and Braden are brothers who both have loving, outgoing and goofy personalities. Alexander is a laid-back boy who enjoys playing his X-Box One, is very interested in music and is well liked by his peers. Braden is an outgoing and joyful boy who loves to create art.

Part of the reason the boys were brought into care was for educational neglect. As a result, both have significant delays in school and tend to struggle. Though Alexander does not have an IEP, there is a plan in place at his school and in his current placement to ensure his academic success. Braden has an IEP and is currently in special education classes for math and reading.

Both boys have a strong bond and the best family for them would be one that keeps them together, is affectionate, builds self-esteem and works with them on being academically successful.

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Status: Both Alexander and Braden are legally free for adoption.

Contact: Theresa Hernandez at 816-912-8824 or theresa.hernandez@cornerstonesofcare.org

Meet Mason

Mason is a happy and adventurous boy who likes to build with his Legos — and with random things around the house — then display his creations. He enjoys the outdoors, plays soccer and lacrosse (he says he likes lacrosse better than soccer!), is fascinated by animals, likes chess and relaxes with video games. Currently in the 6th grade, Mason struggle academically but does not have an IEP at this time. He is behind in reading and math; however, he is doing better and continues to improve his scores in both subjects. It is believed the best placement for Mason would be one with consistent stability, a regular schedule, love and affection and a developmentally stimulating environment.

Birthday: October 2008

Status: Legally free for adoption.

Contact: Jorden Matney-McCorkle at 816-853-2527 or jorden.matney-mccorkle@cornerstonesofcare.org.

Meet Shamika

Shamika is an energetic and tall girl for her age who loves listening to music and singing. She also enjoys coloring, playing games, figuring out puzzles and telling stories. She has a sweet tooth, so when she gets a chance, she will take you up on sweet treats such as candy or gum. Shamika may act shy at times, especially when she meets someone new, but once she feels comfortable around you, she will respond to questions about her feelings, wants or needs directly and honestly. Shamika likes animals but does express a fear of bigger dogs. It is believed that Shamika needs a family that is trauma-informed who will be able to provide structure and routine. 

Birthday: July 2005

Status: Legally free for adoption.

Contact: Megan Richardson at 816-678-6961 or megan.richardson@cornerstonesofcare.org

Meet Tiana

Trey is a fun, exuberant, transgender female who prefers to go by the name of Tiana. A social butterfly, Tiana enjoys theater, cheerleading, singing and dancing. Though Tiana strives to do well in her daily life, she sometimes needs assistance and encouragement to continue to push her toward her goals. Tiana needs an affectionate, loving and accepting home to help her through her teenage years and to help her find herself. Mostly, Tiana just wants to be accepted for who she is, and is looking for someone who has the patience to work with her.

Birthday: September 2003

Status: Not legally free for adoption at this time.

Contact: Audrey Metzger at 816-507-1494 or audrey.metzger@cornerstonesofcare.org.


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