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.



December 2006
young man standing and smiling

Justin initially presents as quiet and shy but once you get to know him you realize he is very smart and articulate.

Justin enjoys using the computer, his phone, playing video games, and hanging out with his friends. He likes music and art. He is a very good basketball and football player and recently tried out for his local Amateur Athletic Union(AAU) teams.

Justin describes himself as an outdoor guy who likes to be kept busy. He would prefer to live in a city or suburban community, not in the country. He loves to travel and try new things. Justin preforms well in school as long as he can focus on the task at hand without distractions.

Justin would thrive with a family who can provide structure but at the same time is loving and patient. Justin does love animals but would prefer a home without dogs.

Agency: Cuyahoga County DCFS
Contact: Donald Baynes, Vickie Porter
Telephone: 216-881-4153, 216-881-5328