Department of Family Services - Children and Families

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Oriane Eriksen,

Children Awaiting Adoption - Creating Connections for Life


AdameMeet Adame, an 11-year-old boy whose smile lights up the room. Whether he’s riding his bike, going for a hike, or just exploring the great outdoors, Adame loves to be active. He enjoys building with Legos, watching Sponge Bob and being silly with others. Adame is adventurous and is always willing to try new things.

In addition to being an active young man, Adame is also incredibly caring. He thrives on building connections with others and desires to show people that he cares for them. This young man has a lot of love to give!

A great family for Adame will be committed to reassuring him of their support. The family will be able to provide some one-on-one support and will step alongside him to help navigate life’s challenges and decisions. He will need a family that can work with his team of providers to advocate for any ongoing concerns and further support his development.



alexanderMeet Alexander. Sweet and funny Alex, 15, enjoys sports and projects where he can display his creative talents, including drawing or painting. He's also very good at chess and card games. Alex particularly likes fishing and would love the opportunity to spend time doing that with a male figure in his life. He also would like older siblings he can look up to. Alex has a lot of energy, which can be expended learning new skills, such as cooking.


AyanaMeet Ayana, 14, she is friendly and fun and likes to keep things moving!  She enjoys swimming, riding her bike, exercising, and working on arts and crafts projects. Ayana especially loves discovering new music and sharing it with her friends and family.


TJMeet TJ, a very bright and insightful 15-year-old who really enjoys family time - chatting, outings, playing games and traveling. He likes watching football (especially the Patriots) and building with Legos 1000-piece sets and beyond. TJ enjoys visiting the library and is often found with a book in hand. A rare gem as a teen, he likes to clean and is very good at it! TJ's favorite quote is “Try, try again.”

Children with Pre-Adoptive Families

Currently, these wonderful children have families who have committed to adopting them.


Christian "Chris"Update: Chris is with a Pre-Adoptive Family

Meet Chris, he is an outgoing and engaging 16-year-old. He makes friends easily with his fun sense of humor. He likes to play sports, as well as board games and computer games. He also enjoys cooking and singing and learning new things. Chris needs a family who is consistent, predictable, engaged and nurturing. He does best when given choices and positive feedback.




ElyasUpdate: Elyas is with a Pre-Adoptive Family

Meet Elyas. Elyas is 15 years old, with wisdom beyond his years of age. Some of his favorite activities are eating any kind of food, listening to music and anything outdoors involving nature. He enjoys playing basketball and football and wearing all the right shoes for each of his activities. For relaxation, Elyas likes fishing and going for long bicycle rides. He has a heart to serve and has ideas for how to do that at home and in the community. A great family for Elyas would be loving and respectful. The family would be highly structured and patient with his mistakes as he learns to grow from them.




HugoUpdate: Hugo is with a Pre-Adoptive Family

Meet Hugo, who is a creative, charismatic and caring 15-year-old. He enjoys joking around with others and making people laugh. He is a very smart youth, and he advocates well for himself. Hugo also enjoys doing fun things such as riding go-karts, going to the movies and caring for animals. He likes to play air hockey, football and basketball. 


Skylar with horse Update: Skylar is with a Pre-Adoptive Family

Meet Skylar, a confident and assertive 11-year-old and very much a leader. She also has a wonderful sense of humor and is engaging and talkative. Skylar is active and loves to be outdoors enjoying soccer, bike riding, horseback riding and gymnastics. She also loves animals including horses, dogs, and cats. Her favorite holiday is July 4 because she enjoys fireworks and the community gathering together. Skylar also loves art and often gives her artwork to friends and family as a way to brighten other peoples’ days. She also demonstrates her creativity by wearing the latest fashion.  Her favorite books are Twilight and the Cat Warriors. Skylar is in need of a committed and nurturing family who can offer the structure, consistency and stability that she needs.

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