Life as a foster child is tough enough, but as an autistic foster child, you'd think there would be plenty of reason for today's Wednesday's Child not to smile. But Dave Courvoisier claims, just theMore>> Ja'irus has a great smile, and his whole life ahead of him. With him, a little love will go a long way.More>> Some children come into the foster care system so young, they really don't know anything else. That's the case with the sibling set of three that you'll meet today. Dave Courvoisier introduces us toMore>> This sibling set of two sisters and one brother barely know anything else but life in foster care.More>> Halloween came before we had the chance to introduce all the Wed's Child candidates we shot with at Halloween Mart. And our foster child today is really someone you need to meet. Dave CourvoisierMore>> Isaiah has plenty of reasons not to trust adults, but hope springs eternal.More>> On this Halloween eve, we thought it would be the perfect time to take Wednesday's Child to the Pumpkin Patch. But hang onto your hats, we have a sibling group of five to show you... and because they'reMore>> Today they were picking pumpkins, but they're hoping a family will pick THEM!More>> Today's Wednesday's Child is 10 years old, but celebrating her first Halloween ever. Dave Courvoisier explains how that happened, and how this is a really special kid!Here's cherry's story:Halloween mustMore>> Cherry was abandoned here from China, and is trying to get acclimated to America AND find a permanent home.More>> It takes a lot of guts for Wednesday's Child today to agree to be on TV for the 3rd time! That's why they're willing to do it. They figure they have nothing to lose. They're a brother/sister pair withMore>> Alonn & Howard have appeared on Wed's Child before, and we can't figure out why no one wants to call them their own.More>> Wednesday's Child today is a pair of brothers who have each other, and want so much more!Dave Courvoisier introduces us to Davieyon and Demar in the hopes that someone watching will want to adopt them.More>> These brothers need to stay together in a loving home with structure.More>> 11 years is a big year of change and growth for most young men. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to Wednesday's Child today.For an energetic wide-eyed kid like Jesse, Pole Position was the perfect placeMore>> Jesse is ready for love, stability, structure...and he's ready to give back plentyMore>> We work at the TV station everyday, so it seems pretty normal to us... But to a 12-year old a TV station can be an eye-opener. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to Jason -- this week's Wednesday's ChildMore>> Despite a tough past, Jason is still smiling, and deserves a forever home.More>> At the tender age of 6, today's Wednesday's Child has already had one broken adoption placement. But there's no chance of that happening again, because he's a guy with so much potential. Dave CourvoisierMore>> Chris has had one broken adoption, and we want to make sure that doesn't happen again.More>> We invited today's Wednesday's Child to see something he'd never experienced before: the inside of a TV station !Dave Courvoisier provided the tour, and has this profile of 16-yr-old Justin. It takesMore>> Justin has been in the system too long, and just needs a foundation to build on for the rest of his life.More>> We're rounding-out a series of follow-up Wed's Child report of foster kids we've featured before. And each 'n' every one of 'em are outstanding and deserving of a forever home. Today, Dave re-introducesMore>> This is Essence's 3rd visit with us on Wed's Child. We hope she finds the home she deserves.
A lot of young men go through the "I wanna be a firefighter" stage. Today's Wednesday's Child is one of 'em. So, Junmarion had his wish come true the other day... And he smiled through the whole experience.More>> Junmarion has been on our program several times before. His sisters are adopted. Now he wants his adoptive family, too.More>> We're hoping third-time's-a-charm for today's Wednesday's Child. We just can't understand why such a great kid like Ron would not be adopted by now. We first met Ron at Lorenzi Park back in 20-11.More>> Ron is such a great kid... so deserving of a forever family.More>> Three boys, three distinct personalities, and yet a single sibling set that needs to stay together. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to the Wednesday's Child threesome for today on their first visit toMore>> Darrien, Jacob, and David need to stay together, but they also need parents who will love them forever.More>> Wed's Child tonite is a teenager who is not afraid to say she still wants a family. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to 16-yr-old InezAt the South Point bowling alley... We quickly found out that Inez isMore>> Inez is tired of being moved around, and wants the stability of a loving home.More>> Today's Wednesday's Child will be a Freshman in high school in the fall. Dave Courvoisier reports that he's not embarrassed to say on TV in front of all his peers that he still wants to be adopted. JustMore>> Lance is an open-minded teenager who wants to find a place to call home...for real!More>> Today's Wednesday's Child is a real history buff, and -- as you're about to see -- not a bad painter either. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to Christopher. Of all the wWdnesday's Child candidates weMore>> Christopher is a smart kid who loves history, and is SOOOO ready for a family.More>> Way back in February, we shot with a sibling set of four children for Wednesday's Child. Then we got the word that they weren't legally free for adoption yet. Well, now they are, and we're happy toMore>> Mikela, Samuel, Christopher, and Anna need permanence now to bring their family back to normalcy.More>> 2-year-old twin brothers are the focus on today's Wednesday's Child. Kayden and Haden may be hard to tell apart, but they need to be adopted together. What kid doesn't like to get messy with some easyMore>> Haden and Kayden have mild cerebral palsy, but they also have lots of personality, and loads of potential.More>> Wednesday's Child has another adoption success story today, and it's special for several reasons, but it's really wonderful for the fact that a brother and sister now have a forever family. Justice proudlyMore>> Justin and Justice didn't care about their case being almost famous in the local Jewish community, they just wanted a family. Now they have that.More>> Nothing brings a bigger smile to us here at Wednesday's Child than to be able to share with you the story of a successful adoption. I think you'll agree with us: Artie and A-J, are a perfect match.More>> A successful adoption of a single-parent and a pre-teen that'll warm your heart.More>> Wednesday's Child this week is a sibling set of five. Now, that's a big order, but look at it this way: they're already a family...they just need loving parents to make it complete. We're at just aboutMore>> An older brother, and five younger sisters make up this close-knit group of siblings. They very much want to have parents.More>> The youngsters we feature on Wednesday's Child usually have to learn how to trust again. That's the case with today's brother/sister pair after some big disappointments in life. Almost exactly one yearMore>> This Sister/Brother pair were adopted, but then returned to the system through no fault of their own. They deserve another chance.More>> Wednesday's Child today is an "old soul"...even though he's only 12. Dave Courvoisier says you may recognize him from an earlier visit to this program last year. About a year and a half ago, we met withMore>> Ronald is smart and focused. He would be a welcome addition to a loving home.More>> Foster children come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and capabilities. Their common need is a loving home. Today's Wednesday's Child is no different, although he does require more than the usual attention.More>> Isaiah needs constant care, but does show slow improvement.More>> Being a rock star is a pretty irresistible thing for kids these days. In this week's Wednesday's Child, we did the best we could to approximate the experience. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to sistersMore>> Helen and Victoria are sisters who've spent most of their lives in foster care. It's time for them to find a permanent home.More>> Today's Wednesday's Child is a sibling set of three....two sisters and a brother. To each other, they're rock stars, and as Dave Courvoisier shows us...we get to see them like rock stars too. We'reMore>> Danashia, Juni'a, and Junmarion are a tight-knit set of siblings. They're already a family, they just need parents.More>> Right across from the TV station there's a place called "Indoor Skydiving". Dave Courvoisier's been looking for just the right Wed's Child to take there for a fun shoot, and we finally found that personMore>> Stephanie soared in the wind tunnel...and she'd REALLY take off with a loving permanent family.More>> Wednesday's Child goes back to the "indoor skydiving" place this week. Our adoption candidate is Colin, and he was at least as fearless as the guy who plummeted to earth this last weekend. Colin standsMore>> Colin showed no fear and lots of composure as he took on indoor skydiving in this story.More>> Halloween is for kids, and Wednesday's Child this week is about 5 kids who have been adopted by the same family. But where they live is far from spooky... Instead it's loving and permanent. The PumpkinMore>> Parents with 5 of their own biological children adopt five more special needs children.More>> Today's Wed's Child has waited years and years in foster care... Hoping to be adopted. Miraculously, the wait has not dampened her spirit one bit. Dave Courvoisier re-introduces us to "Harmoni" InMore>> Harmoni was last seen on Wed's Child 4 years ago.More>> Wednesday's Child today is a pair of brothers who are at an age where they can't live without each other, and they can't live with each other. Despite that, they're bonded and deserve a forever home together.More>> Brothers who have known disappointment, need a "win" in their lives.More>> With all this cold weather we've been having, it's probably fitting that Wed's Child hits the ice today with a brother and sister pair hoping to be adopted. Dave Courvoisier introduces us. April andMore>> This Brother/Sister pair are bonded as a family, but s-o-o-o-o need the right family!More>> In today's digital world, most young people aren't exposed to the older traditions. So we thought we'd take Wednesday's Child this week to a place where they could really get their hands dirty -- moldingMore>> Elijah is a handsome young man with a full future, made better with an adoptive family.More>> Wed's Child today introduces you to a pair of brothers. They're bonded as one, but that doesn't make a family. That's why we're hoping someone watching has a place for them at home"We're back at ClayMore>> These two are different, and yet they're a bonded pair. Can you help them?More>> Young girls like to "dress-up", and our 11-yr-old Wednesday's Child candidate today is no exception. And where better to find "dress-up" than at a costume store. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to Ayana.More>> This extremely bright 11-yr-old knows she has a chance to be noticed for adoption on this TV profile.More>> 12 is an important age for a young man. He's making decisions about life, and he needs guidance along the way. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to Elijah who is working hard at making up his mind.More>> Elijah knows what he needs, but needs help finding it. Would you adopt him?More>> When a Wednesday's Child gets adopted, we feel like celebrating! So when a sibling set of three finds a forever home, that's even better! Dave Courvoisier has the story of Josh, Kyla, and Skyler, andMore>> Four years after appearing on the Wed's Child program, Josh, Kyla, and Skyler find the love they always wanted.More>> Wed's Child today is a bright young man by the name of Yancy. He's not into video games or Disneyland, but he does have one particular passion in life, as you'll soon find out.At the park, Yancy wasMore>> 12-year-old Yancy has so much potential...all he needs is a loving family.More>> There's no right or wrong age to be adopted, but today's Wed's Child candidate is certainly ready. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to 6-year- old Daje'...a very handsome young man. We're at the park onMore>> Daje' is a wonderful little boy who has survived some early disappointments, and now is seeking a life with the right forever family.More>> We often present sibling sets on Wednesday's Child....and today it's a group of four -- two brothers and two sisters. You could say they're a ready-made family, but they desperately need parents to makeMore>> Two brothers and two sisters who are amazingly well-balanced considering they've had a tough go so far. Can you adopt them?More>> What a difference two years can make! Our Wednesday's Child candidate today -- Hanna -- last appeared in the Summer of 2011. You'll see how much she's grown since then, but her needs remain the same:More>> In two years, Hanna has changed physically and emotionally, and she understands how she can help others in her situation.More>> The hope of every foster child is to get back to a normal life, with a loving permanent family. Dave Courvoisier introduces us to tonight's Wednesday's Child: 8 yr old Amanda. We're back at Sunset ParkMore>> Amanda very much wants normalcy, and for her that means a stable, loving, forever family.More>> Some foster kids give up on the system by the time they're teens, if they still haven't been adopted. But not James. At 15, he still very much wants a permanent home. Dave Courvoisier introduces usMore>> James still has hope that he will find a forever family. At 15, he could easily have given up, but he so desires that permanency.More>> The goal of Wed's Child is that every foster child gets a permanent home. Today, that means we're seeing a sibling set of three again. We think they're great kids, but honestly? We'd rather not seeMore>> Grace, Aaron, and Ashley need to stay together, they just need loving parents.More>> Malachi is only five, but takes the things life has dealt him with a lot of character. Wouldn't you like to give him a permanent home?More>> More than 120,000 American children live in foster care. After Thursday, that number is down a little, at least for Las Vegas, because of Adoption Day at Family Court. More>> Nothing makes us happier than to be able to tell the story of a successful adoption. This one was two years in the making, but well worth the wait.More>> Wednesday's Child returns with a sibling set of four. Now, I know that's a big order, but just wait till you meet the great kids we're talking about.More>> A big thank you to Channel 8 viewers who called to donate to our Wednesday's Child Christmas Telethon. We had 441 callers donate $42,550 in three days! That's more than enough to purchase $50 gift certificates for about 575 foster teens this season. More>> Mention CASA in this town, and people think you're referring to the Spanish word for "house." But CASA also stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. In short, these folks are compassionate volunteers who are the voice of foster children in court.More>>
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