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.



May 2009
young woman sitting and smiling

Victoria prides herself on her academic achievements. She maintains excellent grades in school and her GPA is a solid 4.0. Like most teenagers, Victoria plays video games, but unlike most teenagers, Victoria only plays video games once all her schoolwork is completed. She is learning how to play basketball and really would like to play on a team. She has not decided on her future career goals yet, however; it would not be a surprise if they are centered around science or math.

Victoria is an excellent big sister who encourages her younger siblings to remain focused on their education so they may have all the opportunities for a successful future. A family for Victoria will need to be completely committed to preserving her sibling relationships and supporting Victoria’s desire to attend college.

Agency: Cuyahoga County DCFS
Contact: Joyce Butler, Shannon Carleton
Telephone: 216-881-4453, 216-881-2829