Adoption

Special Needs Adoption Services

Who the Children Are

They are children in need of a loving, permanent family, and they are waiting. Often referred to as “hard to place,” the children for whom we seek homes are not infants, but older – usually ten to seventeen. Some have special physical, emotional or mental health needs. Others have several brothers and sisters and want to stay together. Often these chidlren have been moved from place to place with no control over what happens to them. They are the children for whom no families have been found despite previous efforts. These children are in the foster care system and need permanent adoptive homes. What these youngsters need is a permanent family whose strength matches their needs – not the perfect family, but the family best equipped to give unconditional love, hope and security.

What to Expect

The unique needs of our waiting children are challenging. With great care and honesty we prepare adoptive parents and children with straightforward infromation which allows good decisions about adoption to be made. The personalized service of the skilled staff at Children Unlimited assists children and parents throughout the adoption process. The experience and commitment of Children Unlimited personnel continues to be available after the legal adoption is completed. All this lets the child and parent know they are not alone and that there is help available when problems arise. At Children Unlimited people really do care. Our dedication and the support of our patrons have ended the wait for many children.

What it Takes

No fees are charged to families for our recruitment and supportive services. Funding comes from a variety of sources including service contracts with referring agencies, businesses, group, and individuals. We need your support too.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994 and Section 1808 of the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996, 42 U.S.C. 622(b)(9), 671(a)(18), 674(d) and 1996b, Children Unlimited of FSC is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color and/or national origin when making foster care or adoption placement decisions.

Featured Children

Charity  (Female – DOB: 8/6/98)

Meet Hanna Montana’s biggest fan! When she’s not tuned in to see what Hanna Montana will do next, Charity enjoys riding her bicycle and traveling to different places. She shows that she has a talent for singing and dancing by participating in her church choir and praise team. When she’s not doing the above, this multi-talented girl can be found in her bedroom writing short stories. Charity has a love for animals, especially cats, and plans to be a veterinarian when she grows up.

Charity will do well with a family that will provide her with love, encouragement, and stability. Her family will need to be able to nurture her talents and help her to excel in all her endeavors. Charity’s family will need to respect the bond she has with her current foster family and allow them to remain a part of her life. Most importantly, her family will need to be able to fully understand the commitment of adoption, and provide Charity with unconditional love as she transitions into permanency.

Charity is legally free for adoption and subsidies are negotiable.

Contact: Nicole Buie, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 803.733.5457
E: nubie@children-unlimited.org

Howard “Reese”  (Male – DOB: 12/25/00)

Reese is a very sweet boy who loves to entertain people with his collection of movies and dinosaurs. He makes friends easily and is well-liked by adults. He likes to watch Spong Bob, Spiderman and wrestling and has collected the character’s figurines. Reese also enjoys playing board games, skateboarding and football. When he grows up, he wants to be a chef. Some of his favorite foods are macaroni and cheese, pepperoni pizza, hamburgers and hotdogs.

Reese will do well with a family that can be strong advocates for him in the school system, and who will be patient with him as he works towards his academic success. He is legally free for adoption.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P:864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882
E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org  
Miguel  (Male – DOB:1/2/02)

“Hi! My name is Miguel and basketball is my game. I am not able to speak a lot of words but I can let you know what I need or how I feel. I love to play with balloons and trucks. At times I may need extra help with getting ready inthe morning.”

Miguel is a loving child that requires a great deal of attention due to his disabilities and developmental delays. He bonds well with those who show him attention and are patient with him. He will do well with a loving two parent family as the youngest child. He is legally free for adoption.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882
E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

Carey  (Male – DOB: 2/24/94)

Wait until you meet this handsome young man! Carey is very quiet and thoughtful. He enjoys swimming, skateboarding, playing basketball, football and riding his bicycle. He likes to color and draw and is proud of his accomplishments. He enjoys watching wrestling and is interested in one day becoming a wrestler. His favorite foods are hamburgers, tacos, and french fries. Carey likes school and being the center of attention; he flourishes with praise and is eager to please.

Carey needs the structure of a self-contained classroom to succeed in middle school. He needs a family who would provide him with a lot of love, structure, patience and encouragement. Carey would do best placed in a family as the only child or youngest child.

Carey is legally free for adoption.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882
E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

Photo Courtesy of Jay Browne & The SC Heart Gallery 

Michael  (Male – DOB: 9/7/96)

Wait until you meet this handsome young man with a beautiful smile. He is very energetic and adventurous. Michael enjoys all sports and would like to someday be a professional baseball player. He enjoys the outdoors and likes to go camping in the woods; he has been a part of the Boy Scouts and would like to join again. Michael loves to eat and can not think of a food that he does not enjoy. Michael likes a small setting when it comes to school; he requires a lot of encouragement when it involves participating and completing class work.

Michael states that “if he could have two wishes one would be to go to Disney World and the other is to have a Forever Family. He would do best in a family as an only child or the youngest child.

Michael is legally free for adoption.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882
E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

Photo Courtesy of Patrick Cox & The SC Heart Gallery

Brittany  (Female – DOB: 9/5/93)

Brittany is a sweet and fun-loving teenager who loves good books and Italian food. She likes to draw and is very fond of animals. She bonds well with those who show her a lot of attention and with those who are patient with her. Her favorite colors are red, blue, and pink, and she enjoys watching TV shows such as “That’s So Raven.” Brittany will do well with a family that can be strong advocates for her in the school system, and who will be patient with her as she works through her academic issues. Brittany will also need a family that can be supportive and consistent with making sure all of her medical and emotional needs are met. She is open to a two-parent or single parent home, and would do well with siblings who are her age or older.

Brittany is legally free for adoption and subsidies are negotiable.

Contact: Nicole Buie, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 800.922.5651 ext. 3168 or 803.733.5457
E: nbuie@children-unlimited.org

Sheriesh  (Female – DOB: 8/30/93)

Sheriesh is an intelligent young lady with a great personality. She has a love for food and fashion. Sheriesh cannot leave the house without properly accessorizing her outfit. She has a positive attitude, great sense of humor, and a love for creative writing. She expresses her feelings through stories and poems. Sheriesh feels that she has tough skin and is able to take on any challenge she encounters due to her life experiences. All the things she has experienced in life have helped her to grow into a wise young lady.

In addition, Sheriesh really enjoys being a member of the Girl Scouts. Sheriesh will need a family that will provide her with stability and motivate her academically.

Sheriesh is legally free for adoption and subsidies are negotiable.

Contact: Nicole Buie, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 800.922.5651 ext. 3168 or 803.733.5457
E: nbuie@children-unlimited.org

Gary (Male – DOB: 12/26/94)

Playing video games and watching cartoons are favorite pastimes of this fifteen year-old boy. When he’s not doing the above, Gary enjoys playing on the computer and outside activities. He is very well-mannered and always has a smile on his face. Gary also enjoys spending time with his sister Tasha, and loves to talk with her on the phone. He desires to have a family that will continue to nurture the special bond he has with his sister.

Gary will do well with a single or two-parent family that can provide him with a strong and positive male role model. His family will need to be able to advocate for him academically, as well as provide structure and guidance. Gary’s adoptive family will need to continue to nurture the bond between him and his sister, as well as provide him with the love and support he deserves.

Gary is legally free for adoption and subsidies are negotiable.

Contact: Nicole Buie, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 800.922.5651 ext. 3168 or 803.733.5457
E: nbuie@children-unlimited.org

Latasha (Female – DOB: 10/27/95)

If there were a price tag on hugs and affection, this fourteen year-old girl would be rich! With a warm smile and tender heart, Tasha is sure to brighten up your day. When she’s not watching cartoons, this well-mannered girl likes to talk on the phone with her brother or interact with other children. Tasha is a very talented artist who can often be seen drawing and coloring pictures. She desires to have a home that will allow her to maintain the close bond she has with her biological brother.

Tasha will do well with a single or two-parent family. She gets along well with other children so other siblings in the home would not be an issue. Tasha’s adoptive family will need to be strong school advocates that can provide her with structure and guidance. Her family will also need to be able to give Tasha the love and attention she deserves.

Tasha is legally free for adoption and subsidies are negotiable. 

Contact: Nicole Buie, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 800.922.5651 ext. 3168 or 803.733.5457
E: nbuie@children-unlimited.org

 

Jazmine  (Female – DOB: 8/20/95)

Jazmine is a sweet, caring young girl, who is very polite. She likes to play board games and video games as well as putting puzzles together. She enjoys watching “That’s so Raven and Cheetah Girls” on TV. She likes to go to the park to ride her bike and scooter. Jazmine likes to go to church and listen to music.

Jazmine is making progress in school and her favorite subject is reading. She would like to be a nurse or social worker when she grows up.

Jazmine is legally free for adoption and would like a single mother or a two-parent family that patient, loving, nurturing and routine oriented. She wishes to have a “good” family who wants to have a child in their home.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882
E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

Photo Courtesy of R E Minder & The SC Heart Gallery

Larry  (Male – DOB: 9/2/98)

Larry is a handsome 10 year old male. Larry is making progress in the 4th grade. Due to a difficult his past, Larry is shy when meeting new people and it will take him time to trust others. He enjoys riding his bike and playing video games. Larry enjoys eating out at McDonalds.

Larry needs a family that will be able to advocate for him academically, as well as provide structure and guidance. He needs a family that will help him work through behavioral issues, and self esteem while giving him the support and love he deserves.

Larry is legally free for adoption.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882
E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

Photo Courtesy of Patrick Cox & The SC Heart Gallery

Virginia and JR  (Female and Male – DOB: 8/11/93 & 11/16/94)

This beautiful sibling group is ready to become an addition to your family! This brother and sister duo are all about sticking together and they are looking to you to help make their family portrait complete. These two have a bond that they need to see supported and nurtured in a two-parent home, and they are open to having other siblings as well.

When Virginia is not snacking on cheese pizza or watching “That’s So Raven,” she likes to attend church and talk with her friends. This outgoing teen is very social and loves to hang out with other teens her age. Her favorite colors are pink and blue, and she would like to become active in sports, such as volleyball. After high school, Virginia would like to attend college and obtain a career in the medical field.

If JR is not outside shooting hoops or playing football, you can find him inside playing video games. He maintains A’s and B’s in school, and his favorite subject is math. Although he is initially shy, JR warms up quickly and his social side comes to life. This handsome teen has a heart full of gold, and is sure to melt your heart with his beautiful smile.

JR and Virginia will need a family that is willing to serve as school advocates and is able to provide the teens with positive female and male role models. Their family will need to be supportive of their school and community involvements, and provide them with constant love and stability. JR and Virginia will also need a family that is able to fully understand the commitment of adoption, and be patient as they adjust to their new found permanency.

JR and Virginia are legally free for adoption and subsidies are negotiable.

Contact: Nicole Buie, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 800.922.5651 ext. 3168 or 803.733.5457
E: nbuie@children-unlimited.org

Antwavious  (Male – DOB: 3/16/98)

This fun-loving ten year-old is ready for you to take him home! With a beautiful smile and a heart full of love, Antwavious is very friendly and has excellent manners. He enjoys playing video games, watching cartoons, and attending school. His favorite pastime is reading, and he volunteers as a reader to younger children at his school. When he is not into a good book, Antwavious also enjoys interacting with other children and making new friends. He values the bond that siblings share, and would like to maintain contact with his younger and older brother. 

Antwavious desires a family that can provide him with a strong and positive male role model that is willing to spend time with him on a consistent basis. He will need a family that will be able to provide him love, nurturing, and support, as well as encourage him to reach his full potential. Antwavious’ family will need to be strong school advocates and be able to provide him with opportunities that help to facilitate self-esteem and positive peer-interaction. Most importantly, his family will need to be able to fully understand the commitment of adoption, and provide him with unconditional love as he transitions into permanency.

Antawavious is legally free for adoption and subsidies are negotiable.

Contact: Nicole Buie, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 800.922.5651 ext. 3168 or 803.733.5457
E: nbuie@children-unlimited.org

Photo Courtesy of Tammy Grider & The SC Heart Gallery

William (Male – DOB: 1/16/94)

Farm living is the life for this young 8th grader. William enjoys being outdoors, working on the farm, swimming, and fishing. When he’s not outdoors, William likes to play video games, watch movies, and play tackle football. He also enjoys visiting and communicating with his biological brother and sister.

William will do well with a family that is active, nurturing, and supportive. He desires a family that enjoys country living, and will allow him to maintain contact with his biological siblings. His adoptive family will need to be patient and serve as advocates for him in the school system. William’s family will also need to be respectful and accepting of his close ties to the African-American community.

William is legally free for adoption and subsidies are negotiable.

Contact: Nicole Buie, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 800.922.5651 ext. 3168 or 803.733.5457
E: nbuie@children-unlimited.org

 Furman (Male – DOB: 3/15/1995)

Furman is a handsome, soft spoken young man who is normally shy and reserved. He has been described by others as “intelligent and insightful” and he has a good heart. In his free time, Furman enjoys playing football and basketball; he plays for a high school football team and is quite good. He also has an interest in track and field and will share his knkowledge of either with the listener. He enjoys cleaning and likes to have the area surrounding him clean and neat at all times.

He is a straight-A student in school; enjoys most subjects and especially shines when it comes to math skills. Furman has set some ambitious goals for himself, including the wish to attend college.

With structure, consistency and encouragement, there is truly no limit to what this promising young man can accomplish. Furman wants a family that will guide him toward his goals and support his achievements. He is legally free for adoption.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882
E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

Shelly (Female – DOB: 10/24/1995)

Shelly is a beautiful young lady who meets no strangers. She is very outgoing and enjoys the attention given by adults. In her free times, Shelly enjoys playing with her slinky and coloring. She likes to clean and does an exceptional job with keeping her room neat; she also likes to cook and would like to prepare simple meals that include her favorite foods – tacos, chicken tenders and pasta.

Shelly wears a hearing aide and also receives speech therapy to improve her pronunciation of certain words. These needs are addressed in a self-contained classroom setting.

Shelly will need a family to provide structure, consistency and patience in helping with her special needs. She has two siblings and is very bonded with them. She will need to aintain contact with one of them. Shelly is legally free for adoption.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter
P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882
E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

Kristen (Female – DOB: 11/14/1994) – Right
Stacy (Female – DOB: 10/13/1995) – Left
Savannah (Female – DOB: 7/15/1997) – Middle

This dynamic trio shares a strong attachment, and they want to be placed together. Having resided in a group home for several years, they are anxious and ready to have a “forever family.”

 
Kirsten is outgoing and social. She loves attention, and really opens up when she feels comfortable. She prefers to be active and enjoys participating in sports as well as watching others play. She is an average student who is very motivated and works hard to maintain her grades. She also enjoys singing, drawing, dancing and drama. In the past Kirsten performed in the play Beauty and the Beast as “Bell.”
 
Stacy is a bundle of energy. She gets along well with her peers and has formed many friendships. She is an average student who works hard in school and has received many academic awards. Stacy likes music and loves to sing.  She also enjoys drawing, dancing, drama and sewing.  Stacy has a defined fashion sense and coordinates her clothes so they make a strong statement. She writes poetry and hopes to someday turn one of her poems into a lyric for a song.
 
Savannah, the baby of the group, likes to be the center of attention. She is friendly, outgoing and gets along well with her peers. She adores horses and has attended a horseback riding camp.  She also enjoys playing basketball, volleyball and track. Savanna likes to listen to music and talk on the phone. She also does well in school and always wants to do her best.
 
They are legally free for adoption.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter

P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882

E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

Taylor  (Male – DOB: 6/17/2000)

Taylor is an active boy, who loves all sports, but baseball is his favorite; he won the homerun derby while attending a baseball camp one summer. This amazing ten-year old boy would like to be a professional athlete when he grows up. When he is not playing sports, Taylor likes to do anything outside. His other favorite activity is fishing. Taylor is very bright, and does well in school when he applies himself.
 
Taylor will do best in a family who can provide him with structure, unconditional love and guidance. Could you be the special family he deserves?    

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter

P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882

E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

Montel (Male – DOB: 1/8/2001)
William (Male – DOB: 7/4/1997)

 
William and Montel are two adorable siblings, who would love to have a permanent home. They have a loving, brotherly relationship; they are bonded to each other, but at the same time, respect each other’s individuality. Both boys enjoy school and do well. They enjoy basketball, skating and video games.
 
William can be described as kind, well mannered and an easy going child. He is gentle and has a quiet disposition until he becomes more comfortable in a relationship. After he gets to know you, you cannot get him to stop talking. He has been observed to have a great sense of humor.
 
Montel is a studious and inquisitive child and is an energetic talker; he questions everything. He is the younger of the two and is very bonded to his older brother. 
 
They both want to be placed in an adoptive family together.
 
They are legally free for adoption.

Contact: LaFawn Hughes, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter

P: 864.467.3434 or 800.467.6882

E: LaFawn@children-unlimited.org

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