The Wednesday's Child Team was busy putting forth our nominations of our shining teens looking for forever families during award season and is wrapping up with this last presentation of a dynamic teen, Angelicia (2003).
Happy New Year from Wednesday’s Child! The year 2020 marks 25 years of the Wednesday’s Child program, a partnership between KTTV-Los Angeles FOX 11 News and DCFS to find adopting families for a population of children in foster care who face more barriers than others in reaching permanency.
Lazaro (2004), likes what most teen boys like, such as video games and sports. What isn’t always that typical is that he is aware of his feeling and is able to articulate them.
As we ring in the New Year, we take a look back at a ceremony this fall at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting, honoring FOX 11 for its on-going partnership with LA County in helping children to achieve permanency.
A special Christmas delivery for a Wednesday's Child family. See how the folks at FedEx Care's made their wishes come true.
Cristeina (2007) is a personable child. She enjoys the outdoors and going to the movies, mall, library and the park. She also enjoys drawing; anything artsy, listening to music, putting puzzles together, and reading (especially Korean Comic books). Cristeina is always up for exploring new things and different dimensions of the arts. With that in mind, Cristeina was given a chance to see a theater production media day where members of the media interviewed the cast of the Lythgoe Family Panto’s 10-Year Anniversary production of A Snow White Christmas.
Christopher (2007) is a sweet, engaging boy with a warm and playful spirit. He’s calm in demeanor and enjoys one on one time with people he’s close to, such as his CASA volunteer and social workers. In many ways, he reminds people of an “old soul."
Meet Felipe (2006), a very kind and affectionate child with some special needs. He is friendly and polite, and enjoys engaging in conversations on just about anything. Felipe is very easy-going and gets along with everyone in just about every setting. While sports aren’t Felipe’s forte, he was such a “sport” when presented with the opportunity to go ice skating for the first time at the Bai’s Holiday Ice Rink at Pershing Square.
Happy Thanksgiving from Wednesday's Child!
There was the popping room where it all begins: dedicated workers producing their signature favorites like Caramel Corn, Cheddar Cheese and of course their popular “Zebra® Popcorn."
November is National Adoption Month. This week on Wednesday’s Child, we will rewind to the Hollywood gifting party in February 2018, where Kelvin (2002) was one of our VIP guests.
"Beautiful" said the photographer as he snapped away at four young adults once in foster care. It was a fun fashion shoot given as a gift from stylist Jesse J Guillen. One girl, Rhonda Bolanos was once on FOX 11's Wednesday's Child in the 1990's before being adopted.
In preparation for Halloween and the Fall Harvest, we set out to find the most perfect fit of pumpkins for this set of twins for Halloween and also shopped around for Fall decorations at our favorite family place – Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach, CA.
The Emmy Award is behind us, but our A-list of kid stars continue to run. We’re re-capping another dynamic young kid with aspirations for the biz and a personality to match. Meet 14-year-old Devon (2006), Wednesday’s Child VIP at Doris Bergman’s 9th Annual Emmy Style Lounge & Party at Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood.
Angel (2007) is a friendly and engaging little boy. His easygoing disposition makes him a pleasure to be around with. Halloween is around the corner, so we brought Angel to our favorite family place – Pa’s Pumpkin Patch in Long Beach, CA. We got to learn more about Angel as he shopped for fall decorations and tracked down the perfect pumpkin for Halloween.
Yajaira (2004), who prefers to be called “Yaya” is a lovely teen growing up in foster care who wishes to have a safe, permanent and unconditionally loving family of her own. This very introspective and reflective teen has an old soul, and when given the opportunity, she jumps at the chance to advocate for herself to find a family that can reciprocally be a good fit. We had Yaya walk the red carpet at Doris Bergman’s 10th Annual Luxury Lounge & Party honoring the Emmy Awards last month where she was gifted as our celebrity. Here is her story.
Demaja (2006) is an active kid in foster care who’s sports minded and has a love for football. While, a diehard NFL fan, Demaja was open to learn about the other kind of “football” with a much larger fan base worldwide than the NFL – that is Fútbol aka soccer! We visited the newest team in town - the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) MLS Soccer at their state of the art training center on the Cal State LA campus.
Wednesday’s Child was on hand in preparation to celebrate television’s biggest night at Doris Bergman’s 10th Annual Luxury Lounge & Party honoring the Emmy Awards. Our nominee for this segment is Emerald (2003), a teen in foster care with dreams of being “casted” in her own forever family.
Lazae (2003) is a warm, friendly and engaging teen. She’s also outgoing and athletic, and does well in school. For those who know her, and as we’ve discovered for ourselves, honesty and integrity shined through in Lazae’s character.
Olivia (2009) has an outgoing, engaging and vivacious personality that naturally draws people to her. With that kind of qualities presence, it makes her well suited for a career pursuit she has in mind, being a YouTube blogger.