Adoptable Kids

Adopting a child can be a rewarding and lifechanging experience. The Division of Children and Family Services is looking for families or single adults from all backgrounds who want to give a safe, loving, permanent home to children who need a family.

  • Most children waiting for adoption are African American and Caucasian children ages 10 and older.
  • Many are sibling groups who need to stay together, teenagers, or children who have special needs (including physical, emotional or mental disabilities).
  • Adoptive families can include relatives, single parents, and same sex couples.

Please take a look at our wonderful Adoptable Kids.

  • If you are a licensed Foster Caregiver or approved Adoptive Family requesting information about a specific child submit an inquiry and we’ll follow up with you.
  • If you are not a licensed Foster Caregiver or approved Adoptive Family please submit this interest form and we’ll get back to you.

For more adoptable children, visit Adopt US Kids.



January 2008
young man standing and smiling

Garion or Gary is a 14-year-old male. He likes being smart, finishing his work, helping, and trying new things. His strengths are honesty, holding himself accountable, open mindedness, self-caring and being moral. His hobbies are sports, cooking, improving on housecleaning, doing nature activities.

Garion is in the ninth grade and looking forward to challenging homework in school. He feels it makes him smarter, although he struggles with math class at times. He also likes history. He likes reading as well. He still likes his Bay Blades. He loves family, his health, coping and learning how to get a job. He enjoys laughing and his biological sister makes him laugh. He also laughs at funny movies and hard math problems thinking he will try to solve it now or maybe the next time.

His dream day is waking up to a peaceful day. He gets proud when he does something to receive congratulations for. He likes talking to other people in the neighborhood or church where he can learn more about other people and God too. He considers himself a Christian. He speaks English and he has been practicing some Japanese. In the future he would like to open his own restaurant called Garion that would serve a specialized menu catering to different dietary needs.

Quote from Garion: He says, “One little good thing is enough to start off a good week”. Garion would love to become a part of a loving family. Could this be you?

Agency: Cuyahoga County DCFS
Contact: Cynthia Malcolm, Rosalind Hampton
Telephone: 216-881-4971, 216-881-4081