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  • Mentors needed for more than 70 foster youth

    Mentors needed for more than 70 foster youth

    Sunday, July 16 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-07-17 00:57:33 GMT

    If you've always wanted to help foster children, but aren't in a position to adopt, mentoring could be the perfect way to make a difference in a child's life.

     

    If you've always wanted to help foster children, but aren't in a position to adopt, mentoring could be the perfect way to make a difference in a child's life.

     
  • 8-year-old Isabella is in need of a forever family

    8-year-old Isabella is in need of a forever family

    Sunday, July 2 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-07-03 00:55:07 GMT

    A local 8-year-old girl has a giggle that's so heart-warming, her foster family says you can't help but be in a good mood around her.

     

    A local 8-year-old girl has a giggle that's so heart-warming, her foster family says you can't help but be in a good mood around her.

     
  • 11-year-old Alexa hopes to find a forever family

    11-year-old Alexa hopes to find a forever family

    Sunday, June 18 2017 9:22 PM EDT2017-06-19 01:22:58 GMT

    The tween years are transition years. And they can be even more challenging when you are living without a forever family to call your own.

     

    The tween years are transition years. And they can be even more challenging when you are living without a forever family to call your own.

     
  • 16-year-old Tyler is hoping to find a forever home

    16-year-old Tyler is hoping to find a forever home

    Sunday, June 4 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-06-05 01:51:52 GMT

    16-year-old Tyler notices the little things. And while blowing bubbles toward our camera lens, he was curious and a bit concerned. 

     

    16-year-old Tyler notices the little things. And while blowing bubbles toward our camera lens, he was curious and a bit concerned. 

     
  • Kali and Donnie's success story

    Kali and Donnie's success story

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:27:01 GMT

    It was Mother's Day weekend, 2011, when News 8 first introduced you to mom and daughter duo: Kali and Mildred.

     

    It was Mother's Day weekend, 2011, when News 8 first introduced you to mom and daughter duo: Kali and Mildred.

     
  • 14-year-old Danny hoping to find a forever home

    14-year-old Danny hoping to find a forever home

    Sunday, May 14 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-15 01:00:10 GMT

    14-year-old Danny assured me he knew how to drive. "I promise we won't wreck," he said. "We're gonna win."

     

    14-year-old Danny assured me he knew how to drive. "I promise we won't wreck," he said. "We're gonna win."

     
  • Success Story: Single mom adopts 5 children

    Success Story: Single mom adopts 5 children

    Sunday, May 7 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-05-08 01:12:07 GMT

    It was about a decade ago, when April decided to adopt. The single mom had two biological daughters, but wanted more.

     

    It was about a decade ago, when April decided to adopt. The single mom had two biological daughters, but wanted more.

     
  • 14-year-old DJ hoping to find a forever home

    14-year-old DJ hoping to find a forever home

    Sunday, April 16 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-04-17 00:47:18 GMT

    14-year-old DJ describes being raised in the foster care system: "It's been a bumpy road."

     

    14-year-old DJ describes being raised in the foster care system: "It's been a bumpy road."

     
  • Cinnamon hopes to find a forever home before age 18

    Cinnamon hopes to find a forever home before age 18

    Sunday, April 9 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-04-10 00:54:29 GMT

    A local 14-year-old girl recently had to switch high schools again - for the third time this school year. Cinnamon is living in an emergency children's shelter right now - pulled away from a school that felt like home and a basketball team that felt like family.

     

    A local 14-year-old girl recently had to switch high schools again - for the third time this school year. Cinnamon is living in an emergency children's shelter right now - pulled away from a school that felt like home and a basketball team that felt like family.

     
  • 14-year-old Andrea still waiting for a forever home

    14-year-old Andrea still waiting for a forever home

    Monday, April 3 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-04-03 15:03:40 GMT

    A local 14-year-old girls says if she could have three wishes, they would include: a new cell phone and her own TV in her room - pretty typical for a teenager.

     

    A local 14-year-old girls says if she could have three wishes, they would include: a new cell phone and her own TV in her room - pretty typical for a teenager.

     
  • 10-year-old Cassandra hopes to find a forever home

    10-year-old Cassandra hopes to find a forever home

    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-03-27 01:16:20 GMT

    It didn't take long for 10-year-old Cassandra to get the ball rolling, as she learned the rules of mini-golf. And after just a few holes, Cassie, as she likes to be called, began to open up with some knock-knock jokes.

     

    It didn't take long for 10-year-old Cassandra to get the ball rolling, as she learned the rules of mini-golf. And after just a few holes, Cassie, as she likes to be called, began to open up with some knock-knock jokes.

     
  • Success Story: Local family adopts 4 children

    Success Story: Local family adopts 4 children

    Monday, March 20 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-03-20 16:38:29 GMT

    They are a family of nine that gets this question a lot: "They say, 'how many kids?'" said mom Christy.

     

    They are a family of nine that gets this question a lot: "They say, 'how many kids?'" said mom Christy.

     
  • Finding a forever home tops 9-year-old Angel's wish list

    Finding a forever home tops 9-year-old Angel's wish list

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-03-15 23:53:31 GMT

    If a local nine-year-old boy could have any wish in the world, it would be to find a forever home. Angel makes friends easily and is a happy, outgoing boy, but his heart has been broken too many times by adults who have let him down. 

     

    If a local nine-year-old boy could have any wish in the world, it would be to find a forever home. Angel makes friends easily and is a happy, outgoing boy, but his heart has been broken too many times by adults who have let him down. 

     
  • Ben and Danny's success story

    Ben and Danny's success story

    Thursday, March 9 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-03-10 00:37:13 GMT

    The family you're about to meet didn't have plans to adopt. But what started as a helping hand for a friend led to a lifetime of love in the form of two little boys. 

     

    The family you're about to meet didn't have plans to adopt. But what started as a helping hand for a friend led to a lifetime of love in the form of two little boys. 

     
  • 13-year-old Ramon hoping to find a forever home

    13-year-old Ramon hoping to find a forever home

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-03-02 00:27:35 GMT

    He's a 13-year-old boy who's spent nearly half his life in foster care. Ramon would love nothing more than to have a family to come home to and talk about his day with, but he knows he has just a few years left to find a forever home. 

     

    He's a 13-year-old boy who's spent nearly half his life in foster care. Ramon would love nothing more than to have a family to come home to and talk about his day with, but he knows he has just a few years left to find a forever home. And that’s why this resilient boy, who likes math, reading, and soccer, stepped out of his comfort zone to be featured on Adopt 8, hoping it leads him to a forever family.

     
  • 3 siblings still hoping to find a forever family

    3 siblings still hoping to find a forever family

    Monday, February 20 2017 4:12 PM EST2017-02-20 21:12:11 GMT

    A local teenager has less than three years left, before she ages out of the foster care system. But 15-year-old Symphony says she's not giving up hope just yet that she and her siblings will be able to find a forever home to give them the unconditional love they deserve. 

     

    A local teenager has less than three years left, before she ages out of the foster care system. But 15-year-old Symphony says she's not giving up hope just yet that she and her siblings will be able to find a forever home to give them the unconditional love they deserve. 

     
  • LT and Anessa's success story

    LT and Anessa's success story

    Monday, January 30 2017 12:31 PM EST2017-01-30 17:31:22 GMT

    A lot has changed for two siblings we first introduced you to in 2015. The past couple years have been filled with a lot of new adventures for LT and Anessa shared with their forever family. 

     

    A lot has changed for two siblings we first introduced you to in 2015. The past couple years have been filled with a lot of new adventures for LT and Anessa shared with their forever family. 

     
  • Finding a forever home topped Jaelah's Christmas list

    Finding a forever home topped Jaelah's Christmas list

    Thursday, January 19 2017 12:38 PM EST2017-01-19 17:38:29 GMT

    A Christmas morning tradition for many kids includes opening gifts, but a local 10-year-old girl didn't want any presents. All she wanted for Christmas was a forever home. 

     

    A Christmas morning tradition for many kids includes opening gifts, but a local 10-year-old girl didn't want any presents. All she wanted for Christmas was a forever home. 

     
  • Success Story: Family fosters 14 children and adopts 2

    Success Story: Family fosters 14 children and adopts 2

    Monday, January 16 2017 4:38 PM EST2017-01-16 21:38:54 GMT

    When children are placed in foster care, the goal is to reunify them with their biological families, but when that isn't possible many foster families choose to adopt the child they've taken in and become their forever family.

     

    When children are placed in foster care, the goal is to reunify them with their biological families, but when that isn't possible many foster families choose to adopt the child they've taken in and become their forever family.

     
  • Lilah, Braden, George and Sofie's success story

    Lilah, Braden, George and Sofie's success story

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 4:52 PM EST2017-01-11 21:52:17 GMT

    The start of the new year brings many new beginnings, and for a local family of six, it marks a big milestone.

     

    The start of the new year brings many new beginnings, and for a local family of six, it marks a big milestone.

     
  • How Adopt 8 kids of 2016 are starting the New Year

    How Adopt 8 kids of 2016 are starting the New Year

    Thursday, January 5 2017 1:40 PM EST2017-01-05 18:40:35 GMT

    Many of the children featured on Adopt 8 in 2016 are beginning the New Year in a new home. Last year, we profiled 41 kids and we are so happy to share that nearly half of them have been matched with a forever family.

     

    Many of the children featured on Adopt 8 in 2016 are beginning the New Year in a new home. Last year, we profiled 41 kids and we are so happy to share that nearly half of them have been matched with a forever family.

     
  • 5-year-old Akilah in need of a forever family

    5-year-old Akilah in need of a forever family

    Wednesday, December 21 2016 7:54 PM EST2016-12-22 00:54:34 GMT

    There's a need to find a special family for a special little girl. Five-year-old Akilah is currently living in a foster home, but it is time for her to transition into a permanent home. This little girl, of Samoan descent, deserves the unconditional love of a forever family. 

     

    There's a need to find a special family for a special little girl. Five-year-old Akilah is currently living in a foster home, but it is time for her to transition into a permanent home. This little girl, of Samoan descent, deserves the unconditional love of a forever family. 

     
  • Heart gallery photographs capture the spirit of the Adopt 8 kids

    Heart gallery photographs capture the spirit of the Adopt 8 kids

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 4:20 PM EST2016-12-13 21:20:07 GMT

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words and the hope is that the pictures which are featured in the Heart Gallery will speak to the hearts of future forever families and help find homes for waiting foster children.

     

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words and the hope is that the pictures which are featured in the Heart Gallery will speak to the hearts of future forever families and help find homes for waiting foster children.

     
  • 2017 Join the Team Calendar now available

    2017 Join the Team Calendar now available

    Monday, December 5 2016 1:05 PM EST2016-12-05 18:05:53 GMT

    The 2017 Join the Team Calendar is now available at several locations across San Diego County.

     

    The 2017 Join the Team Calendar is now available at several locations across San Diego County.

     
  • Family of 8 shares their adoption success story

    Family of 8 shares their adoption success story

    Sunday, December 4 2016 9:19 PM EST2016-12-05 02:19:56 GMT

    A local family of eight is giving thanks for the many blessings in their lives blessings that include six healthy and happy children.

     

    A local family of eight is giving thanks for the many blessings in their lives blessings that include six healthy and happy children.

     
  • Chargers share personal adoption stories

    Chargers share personal adoption stories

    Monday, November 21 2016 1:01 PM EST2016-11-21 18:01:18 GMT

    With the release of the 2017 Join the Team Calendar, comes heartfelt words from some Chargers players.

     

    With the release of the 2017 Join the Team Calendar, comes heartfelt words from some Chargers players.

     
  • Join the Team, Chargers calendar revealed

    Join the Team, Chargers calendar revealed

    Sunday, November 20 2016 2:03 PM EST2016-11-20 19:03:49 GMT

    For the 10th straight year, the Chargers, Adopt 8, and San Diego County Adoptions teamed up for a special adoption awareness calendar.

     

    For the 10th straight year, the Chargers, Adopt 8, and San Diego County Adoptions teamed up for a special adoption awareness calendar.

     
  • Behind-the-Scenes of the Chargers 2017 Join the Team Calendar

    Behind-the-Scenes of the Chargers 2017 Join the Team Calendar

    Monday, November 7 2016 12:28 PM EST2016-11-07 17:28:20 GMT

    The Chargers are scoring points on and off the field. During the off season this past summer, Chargers players and Adopt 8 kids enjoyed a photoshoot for the 2017 Join the Team Calendar.

     

    The Chargers are scoring points on and off the field. During the off season this past summer, Chargers players and Adopt 8 kids enjoyed a photoshoot for the 2017 Join the Team Calendar.

     
  • Lyann's birthday wish is to find a forever home

    Lyann's birthday wish is to find a forever home

    Monday, October 31 2016 5:22 PM EDT2016-10-31 21:22:19 GMT

    It's not something you typically see on the birthday wish list of a 10-year-old girl. But for Lyann, whose birthday is Tuesday, November 1, finding a forever home would be the best gift she could receive.

     

    It's not something you typically see on the birthday wish list of a 10-year-old girl. But for Lyann, whose birthday is Tuesday, November 1, finding a forever home would be the best gift she could receive.

     
  • Fab four sibling set waiting for a forever family

    Fab four sibling set waiting for a forever family

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 8:09 PM EDT2016-10-19 00:09:26 GMT

    Adding four children to your home, all at once, would be a big change for any family. But the sibling set in this Adopt 8 is hoping there is a family out there, willing to take them in and give them the unconditional love they deserve.

     

    Adding four children to your home, all at once, would be a big change for any family. But the sibling set in this Adopt 8 is hoping there is a family out there, willing to take them in and give them the unconditional love they deserve.

     
  • Twins Daisy and Nando's success story

    Twins Daisy and Nando's success story

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 7:54 PM EDT2016-10-18 23:54:40 GMT

    Twice the joy and twice the love. It's a double blessing for one local family that adopted twins. Daisy and Nando went straight from the NICU to their new forever family. 

     

    Twice the joy and twice the love. It's a double blessing for one local family that adopted twins. Daisy and Nando went straight from the NICU to their new forever family. 

     
  • Then & Now: 10th Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar

    Then & Now: 10th Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar

    Sunday, October 2 2016 8:49 PM EDT2016-10-03 00:49:14 GMT

    It's a big milestone for Adopt 8, the Chargers, and San Diego County Adoptions. Each year, we work together to help raise adoption awareness with a calendar and 2017 will mark the 10th edition.

     

    It's a big milestone for Adopt 8, the Chargers, and San Diego County Adoptions. Each year, we work together to help raise adoption awareness with a calendar and 2017 will mark the 10th edition.

     
  • Twin brothers living apart hope to find one forever

    Twin brothers living apart hope to find one forever

    Sunday, October 2 2016 7:23 PM EDT2016-10-02 23:23:03 GMT

    They share the same birthday and sense of humor, but these eight-year-old twin boys want nothing more than to share a home. Angelo and Emilio have spent about half their lives living apart from each other. 

     

    They share the same birthday and sense of humor, but these eight-year-old twin boys want nothing more than to share a home. Angelo and Emilio have spent about half their lives living apart from each other. 

     
  • Inta & Knolly still waiting to find a forever home

    Inta & Knolly still waiting to find a forever home

    Friday, September 23 2016 6:08 PM EDT2016-09-23 22:08:07 GMT

    Two sisters, ages 11 and nine, really cherish their time together. That's because the two girls have had to live apart for the past several years, but Inta and Knolly say they're not giving up hope that there's a forever family out there for them.

     

    Two sisters, ages 11 and nine, really cherish their time together. That's because the two girls have had to live apart for the past several years, but Inta and Knolly say they're not giving up hope that there's a forever family out there for them.

     
  • Then & Now 10th Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar: Philip Rivers

    Then & Now 10th Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar: Philip Rivers

    Friday, September 16 2016 6:14 PM EDT2016-09-16 22:14:14 GMT

    The Chargers are all business on the field, but over the summer, Philip Rivers and his teammates took time out to help foster children find a forever home.

     

    The Chargers are all business on the field, but over the summer, Philip Rivers and his teammates took time out to help foster children find a forever home.

     
  • Kenneth is praying for a forever family

    Kenneth is praying for a forever family

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 7:52 PM EDT2016-09-06 23:52:48 GMT

    He's a 10-year-old boy who would love to play football, go for bike rides, watch movies and play video games with a family.  

     

    He's a 10-year-old boy who would love to play football, go for bike rides, watch movies and play video games with a family.  

     
  • Then & Now 10th Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar: Nick Hardwick

    Then & Now 10th Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar: Nick Hardwick

    Thursday, September 1 2016 6:08 PM EDT2016-09-01 22:08:35 GMT

    In this Adopt 8 segment, we take you behind the scenes of a special photo shoot for the 2017 Join the Team Calendar. 

     

    In this Adopt 8 segment, we take you behind the scenes of a special photo shoot for the 2017 Join the Team Calendar. 

     
  • Ricky's success story

    Ricky's success story

    Friday, August 26 2016 7:44 PM EDT2016-08-26 23:44:15 GMT

    He was born severely disabled and was not expected to walk or talk. But Ricky proved everyone wrong and gives his mom all the credit for what he's accomplished in life. 

     

    He was born severely disabled and was not expected to walk or talk. But Ricky proved everyone wrong and gives his mom all the credit for what he's accomplished in life. 

     
  • 8-year-old Jhada is hoping to find a forever home

    8-year-old Jhada is hoping to find a forever home

    Friday, August 19 2016 7:42 PM EDT2016-08-19 23:42:47 GMT

    An eight-year-old girl, who's currently in the foster care system, is hoping her future forever family is reading this story. Jhada loves to swim, play outdoors, create art projects, and she wants nothing more than to be able to enjoy those activities with a family of her own. 

     

    An eight-year-old girl, who's currently in the foster care system, is hoping her future forever family is reading this story. Jhada loves to swim, play outdoors, create art projects, and she wants nothing more than to be able to enjoy those activities with a family of her own. 

     
  • Then & Now: 10th Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar

    Then & Now: 10th Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 7:26 PM EDT2016-08-09 23:26:35 GMT

    In this Adopt 8 segment, we take you behind-the-scenes of a special photo shoot for the making of the 2017 Join the Team Calendar. 

     

    In this Adopt 8 segment, we take you behind-the-scenes of a special photo shoot for the making of the 2017 Join the Team Calendar. This is the 10th calendar edition featuring Chargers players and Adopt 8 children and we’re celebrating this big milestone with a look at some of the calendar's success stories through the years.

     
  • Nico's success story

    Nico's success story

    Saturday, August 6 2016 2:32 PM EDT2016-08-06 18:32:56 GMT

    It's been about five years since a local woman named Celeste first thought about adopting. I actually had the honor of meeting Celeste at a charity event back then and she shared with me she'd been considering adoption, but didn't know how to get started or if it would even be the right thing for her.   

     

    It's been about five years since a local woman named Celeste first thought about adopting. I actually had the honor of meeting Celeste at a charity event back then and she shared with me she'd been considering adoption, but didn't know how to get started or if it would even be the right thing for her.   

     
  • Three siblings hope to live together again one day

    Three siblings hope to live together again one day

    Monday, July 25 2016 2:20 AM EDT2016-07-25 06:20:20 GMT

    Three local siblings, ages 10, 12 and 14, are currently living apart in three separate places in the foster care system.

     

    Three local siblings, ages 10, 12 and 14, are currently living apart in three separate places in the foster care system.

     
  • Finding a forever family tops Taylor's wish list

    Finding a forever family tops Taylor's wish list

    Monday, July 25 2016 2:19 AM EDT2016-07-25 06:19:03 GMT

    A local girl named Taylor is celebrating her 7th birthday this month. At the very top of her birthday wish list is finding a forever family. She says one with a dog would be the icing on the cake! 

     

    A local girl named Taylor is celebrating her 7th birthday this month. At the very top of her birthday wish list is finding a forever family. She says one with a dog would be the icing on the cake! 

     
  • Young school president hopes to find a forever home

    Young school president hopes to find a forever home

    Wednesday, July 13 2016 12:29 PM EDT2016-07-13 16:29:02 GMT

    Dwayne is a remarkably resilient and respectful boy who has emerged as a leader at his school while remaining optimistic that there is a forever family out there for him.

     

    Dwayne is a remarkably resilient and respectful boy who has emerged as a leader at his school while remaining optimistic that there is a forever family out there for him.

     
  • Sam's adoption success story

    Sam's adoption success story

    Monday, July 11 2016 5:03 PM EDT2016-07-11 21:03:09 GMT

    Local transgender teen, Sam, is sharing his adoption success story, hoping to inspire others to support transgender youth - especially the children in foster care, who are waiting to find a loving and accepting forever family.

     

    Local transgender teen, Sam, is sharing his adoption success story, hoping to inspire others to support transgender youth - especially the children in foster care, who are waiting to find a loving and accepting forever family.

     
  • Zach and Abigail's success story

    Zach and Abigail's success story

    Monday, July 11 2016 4:28 PM EDT2016-07-11 20:28:54 GMT

    Zach and Abigail were adopted as babies, and have known no other life, than the one with their forever family. Both children have overcome adversity, with Zach calling his life a miracle.

     

    Zach and Abigail were adopted as babies, and have known no other life, than the one with their forever family. Both children have overcome adversity, with Zach calling his life a miracle.

     
  • Ariana and Floyd hope to find a forever home

    Ariana and Floyd hope to find a forever home

    Friday, July 1 2016 7:31 PM EDT2016-07-01 23:31:33 GMT

    These two siblings showed up dressed to impress for this Adopt 8 segment. These well-behaved siblings are in need of a forever home, and Ariana and Floyd wore their Sunday best just in case their future forever family sees this report.

     

    These two siblings showed up dressed to impress for this Adopt 8 segment. These well-behaved siblings are in need of a forever home, and Ariana and Floyd wore their Sunday best just in case their future forever family sees this report.

     
  • Success Story: Family with 8 children adopt 5 more

    Success Story: Family with 8 children adopt 5 more

    Friday, June 24 2016 7:33 PM EDT2016-06-24 23:33:20 GMT

    It's safe to say the local dad featured in this story received more Father's Day cards than most dads. That's because he and his wife have a total of 13 children, five of whom joined the family through the gift of adoption. 

     

    It's safe to say the local dad featured in this story received more Father's Day cards than most dads. That's because he and his wife have a total of 13 children, five of whom joined the family through the gift of adoption. 

     
  • 13-year-old Willis in need of a forever family

    13-year-old Willis in need of a forever family

    Friday, June 17 2016 5:14 PM EDT2016-06-17 21:14:31 GMT

    He's a 13-year-old boy in the foster care system, who has all but given up hope he'll find a forever home. We first met Willis three years ago and the handsome smile we saw back then is something we're seeing a lot less of these days. 

     

    He's a 13-year-old boy in the foster care system, who has all but given up hope he'll find a forever home. We first met Willis three years ago and the handsome smile we saw back then is something we're seeing a lot less of these days. 

     
  • 8-year-old donates gift cards to foster youth

    8-year-old donates gift cards to foster youth

    Friday, June 10 2016 2:59 PM EDT2016-06-10 18:59:52 GMT

    After hearing about Voices for Children, an eight-year-old boy from Carlsbad, was inspired and wanted to do something kind to help foster children.

     

    After hearing about Voices for Children, an eight-year-old boy from Carlsbad, was inspired and wanted to do something kind to help foster children.

     
  • 180 foster youth on waiting list for CASA volunteer

    180 foster youth on waiting list for CASA volunteer

    Friday, June 10 2016 2:40 PM EDT2016-06-10 18:40:09 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - If you've always wanted to help a foster child, but aren't in the position to foster or adopt this could be the perfect fit. There's currently a shortage of volunteer CASAs, which as Court Appointed Special Advocates who help foster kids navigate through the court system. As Mia waits to find her forever family, she knows there is one person she can always count on - Jere McInerney is Mia's CASA and the two have shared a number of adventures together, exploring S...

     

    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - If you've always wanted to help a foster child, but aren't in the position to foster or adopt this could be the perfect fit. There's currently a shortage of volunteer CASAs, which as Court Appointed Special Advocates who help foster kids navigate through the court system. As Mia waits to find her forever family, she knows there is one person she can always count on - Jere McInerney is Mia's CASA and the two have shared a number of adventures together, exploring S...

     
  • Three siblings have one wish to find a forever home

    Three siblings have one wish to find a forever home

    Sunday, June 5 2016 2:22 PM EDT2016-06-05 18:22:58 GMT

    Most kids grow up under the same roof as their siblings. But that's not always possible for children in foster care. 

     

    Most kids grow up under the same roof as their siblings. But that's not always possible for children in foster care. These three siblings, who are living apart right now, are holding out hope they'll soon find one forever family.

     
  • 10-year-old Amy's success story

    10-year-old Amy's success story

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 12:43 PM EDT2016-05-18 16:43:19 GMT

    It was supposed to be a temporary home for a little girl named Amy. But as fate would have it, Amy's foster home turned into her forever home. Now Amy and her mom are encouraging more Native American families to step forward, to foster and adopt. 

     

    It was supposed to be a temporary home for a little girl named Amy. But as fate would have it, Amy's foster home turned into her forever home. Now Amy and her mom are encouraging more Native American families to step forward, to foster and adopt. 

     
  • Three siblings hoping to find one forever family

    Three siblings hoping to find one forever family

    Friday, May 13 2016 7:31 PM EDT2016-05-13 23:31:46 GMT

    Most children in foster care have had to endure many disappointments and big disruptions in their young lives.

     

    Most children in foster care have had to endure many disappointments and big disruptions in their young lives.

     
  • Three siblings in urgent need of a forever family

    Three siblings in urgent need of a forever family

    Friday, May 13 2016 7:29 PM EDT2016-05-13 23:29:07 GMT

    There's an urgent need to find a forever family for three local foster children. The siblings are living with one foster family right now, but that's only a temporary placement.

     

    There's an urgent need to find a forever family for three local foster children. The siblings are living with one foster family right now, but that's only a temporary placement.

     
  • Four siblings are hoping to find one forever home

    Four siblings are hoping to find one forever home

    Thursday, April 28 2016 5:21 PM EDT2016-04-28 21:21:37 GMT

    It's no easy task finding one family willing to adopt four children ages six to 12 in grades kindergarten through sixth.  

     

    It's no easy task finding one family willing to adopt four children ages six to 12 in grades kindergarten through sixth.  

     
  • Success Story: Mia and Chris

    Success Story: Mia and Chris

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 7:12 PM EDT2016-04-19 23:12:12 GMT

    A local family is celebrating a major milestone this month with the finalization of two adoptions.

     

    A local family is celebrating a major milestone this month with the finalization of two adoptions.

     
  • Local family of 8 shares its adoption success story

    Local family of 8 shares its adoption success story

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 7:57 PM EDT2016-04-13 23:57:13 GMT

    A local couple had big plans to have a big family, but as fate would have it they were only able to have one biological child, which was ultimately a big blessing. 

     

    A local couple had big plans to have a big family, but as fate would have it they were only able to have one biological child, which was ultimately a big blessing. 

     
  • 8-year-old Matthew is eager to find a forever home

    8-year-old Matthew is eager to find a forever home

    Friday, April 8 2016 7:48 PM EDT2016-04-08 23:48:54 GMT

    Many foster kids have suffered a lot of trauma and it takes them a while to open up. But as soon as I met eight-year-old Matthew he was chatting away, telling me about the things he likes most and his favorite things to do. 

     

    Many foster kids have suffered a lot of trauma and it takes them a while to open up. But as soon as I met eight-year-old Matthew he was chatting away, telling me about the things he likes most and his favorite things to do. 

     
  • 8-year-old Mia waiting to find a forever family

    8-year-old Mia waiting to find a forever family

    Monday, March 28 2016 4:53 PM EDT2016-03-28 20:53:45 GMT

    Those who know her best, say eight-year-old Mia will steal your heart with her fun-loving spirit and inquisitiveness. 

     

    Those who know her best, say eight-year-old Mia will steal your heart with her fun-loving spirit and inquisitiveness. It's clear Mia has developed a special bond with the woman who has volunteered to be her Court Appointed Special Advocate, but as you'll see what Mia needs now is a forever family to create bonds that will last a lifetime.  

     
  • Urgent need to find Knolly a foster or forever home

    Urgent need to find Knolly a foster or forever home

    Monday, March 21 2016 3:47 PM EDT2016-03-21 19:47:06 GMT

    A local nine-year-old foster child is currently living in an emergency children's shelter. There's an urgent need to find Knolly a home that can accommodate her wheelchair. 

     

    A local nine-year-old foster child is currently living in an emergency children's shelter. There's an urgent need to find Knolly a home that can accommodate her wheelchair. 

     
  • Daniel says his mentor Tina helped shape his future

    Daniel says his mentor Tina helped shape his future

    Friday, March 18 2016 6:58 PM EDT2016-03-18 22:58:57 GMT

    A local foster youth named Daniel is gearing up to graduate from high school this spring and as he enters adulthood he is thanking his mentor for helping him reach this big milestone. 

     

    A local foster youth named Daniel is gearing up to graduate from high school this spring and as he enters adulthood he is thanking his mentor for helping him reach this big milestone. 

     
  • Ingrid's birthday wish is to find a forever family

    Ingrid's birthday wish is to find a forever family

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 3:09 PM EST2016-03-09 20:09:21 GMT

    She just celebrated her 12th birthday and has only one wish that she hopes will come true. Ingrid would love nothing more than to be part of a forever family.

     

    She just celebrated her 12th birthday and has only one wish that she hopes will come true. Ingrid would love nothing more than to be part of a forever family.

     
  • Jovonne is hopeful he'll find a forever family

    Jovonne is hopeful he'll find a forever family

    Monday, February 29 2016 4:17 PM EST2016-02-29 21:17:37 GMT

    He's an 11-year-old boy who loves to cook, bake and even knows how to make sushi, and he would love nothing more than to have a family to share his meals with and parents to talk to over dinner about his day.

     

    He's an 11-year-old boy who loves to cook, bake and even knows how to make sushi, and he would love nothing more than to have a family to share his meals with and parents to talk to over dinner about his day.

     
  • Twins Grayson and Parker's success story

    Twins Grayson and Parker's success story

    Monday, February 22 2016 4:40 PM EST2016-02-22 21:40:17 GMT

    It's been a true double blessing for one local family. Twin brothers Parker and Grayson are growing up in a stable and loving home, after facing an uncertain future at birth. 

     

    It's been a true double blessing for one local family. Twin brothers Parker and Grayson are growing up in a stable and loving home, after facing an uncertain future at birth. 

     
  • Family of nine shares its success story

    Family of nine shares its success story

    Monday, February 15 2016 3:49 PM EST2016-02-15 20:49:02 GMT

    An Adopt 8 story we featured nine years ago changed a local family's life forever. A baby boy named Jeremiah prompted the family to start the adoption process and as you'll see in tonight's Adopt 8 success story the expansion of their family didn't end there. 

     

    An Adopt 8 story we featured nine years ago changed a local family's life forever. A baby boy named Jeremiah prompted the family to start the adoption process and as you'll see in tonight's Adopt 8 success story the expansion of their family didn't end there. 

     
  • Undercover sting in San Diego targets unlicensed contractors

    Undercover sting in San Diego targets unlicensed contractors

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 4:40 PM EST2016-02-09 21:40:21 GMT

    San Diego consumers should be on alert as they try fixing El Niño storm damage on their homes. Unlicensed contractors are advertising cheap rates on sites like Craig's List, but they may actually be breaking the law.

     

    San Diego consumers should be on alert as they try fixing El Niño storm damage on their homes. Unlicensed contractors are advertising cheap rates on sites like Craig's List, but they may actually be breaking the law.

     
  • Four-year-old Jorge's success story

    Four-year-old Jorge's success story

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 3:31 PM EST2016-02-02 20:31:37 GMT
    By the age of two, little Jorge had already been in and out of three different foster homes, but his fourth placement ended up being his final one and Jorge's foster family has since become his forever family.   

    By the age of two, little Jorge had already been in and out of three different foster homes, but his fourth placement ended up being his final one and Jorge's foster family has since become his forever family. 

     
  • Ozzyonna's success story

    Ozzyonna's success story

    Monday, February 1 2016 4:46 PM EST2016-02-01 21:46:18 GMT

    A local family of three that opened their home to foster children say one special girl stole their hearts. As soon as Ozzyonna joined their family, they just knew she would be with them forever. 

     

    A local family of three that opened their home to foster children say one special girl stole their hearts. As soon as Ozzyonna joined their family, they just knew she would be with them forever. 

     
  • 11-year-old TJ remains hopeful he'll find a home

    11-year-old TJ remains hopeful he'll find a home

    Monday, January 11 2016 5:01 PM EST2016-01-11 22:01:12 GMT

    He's an 11-year-old boy who's spent more than half his life in the foster care system, but TJ isn't giving up hope he'll find a permanent home. This avid young football player is hoping to score a big win when it comes to finding a forever family.

     

    He's an 11-year-old boy who's spent more than half his life in the foster care system, but TJ isn't giving up hope he'll find a permanent home. This avid young football player is hoping to score a big win when it comes to finding a forever family.

     
  • Sisters living apart hope to find one forever home

    Sisters living apart hope to find one forever home

    Monday, January 11 2016 4:34 PM EST2016-01-11 21:34:09 GMT

    They’re currently living in two different foster homes, but the goal is to reunite sisters Aubrey and Athenia in one forever family. First, I met Aubrey and then it was time to find her little sister, Athenia. Being together makes these girls happy and full of giggles.

     

    They’re currently living in two different foster homes, but the goal is to reunite sisters Aubrey and Athenia in one forever family. First, I met Aubrey and then it was time to find her little sister, Athenia. Being together makes these girls happy and full of giggles.

     
  • Joshua's birthday wish to find a forever home

    Joshua's birthday wish to find a forever home

    Monday, December 14 2015 3:40 PM EST2015-12-14 20:40:27 GMT
    A local boy celebrating his 8th birthday has just one wish. He would like nothing more than to find a forever family.  

    A local boy celebrating his 8th birthday has just one wish. He would like nothing more than to find a forever family. 

     
  • Caleb, Evelyn and Brady: To Russia with love

    Caleb, Evelyn and Brady: To Russia with love

    Monday, November 30 2015 3:39 PM EST2015-11-30 20:39:51 GMT
    They celebrated their first Thanksgiving as an official family this year and they did it in a brand new country. Siblings Caleb, Evelyn and Brady are now living in Russia with their new forever family.  

    They celebrated their first Thanksgiving as an official family this year and they did it in a brand new country. Siblings Caleb, Evelyn and Brady are now living in Russia with their new forever family. 

     
  • First look at the 2016 Join the Team Calendar

    First look at the 2016 Join the Team Calendar

    Monday, November 23 2015 4:12 PM EST2015-11-23 21:12:24 GMT
    For the ninth straight year, Chargers players and Adopt 8 kids have teamed up for a special adoption awareness calendar. 

    For the ninth straight year, Chargers players and Adopt 8 kids have teamed up for a special adoption awareness calendar.

     
  • Foster kids officially join their forever families

    Foster kids officially join their forever families

    Sunday, November 22 2015 2:57 PM EST2015-11-22 19:57:40 GMT
    On Friday, 25 local foster kids officially joined their forever families when a San Diego judge finalized their adoptions. 

    On Friday, 25 local foster kids officially joined their forever families when a San Diego judge finalized their adoptions.

     
  • Nevaeh and Hunter waiting to find a forever family

    Nevaeh and Hunter waiting to find a forever family

    Monday, November 9 2015 4:50 PM EST2015-11-09 21:50:31 GMT
    A little girl who celebrates her sixth birthday in just one day and has a special request at the top of her wish list. Nevaeh is hoping to find a forever family to care for her and her little brother. 
    A little girl who celebrates her sixth birthday in just one day and has a special request at the top of her wish list. Nevaeh is hoping to find a forever family to care for her and her little brother. 
  • Behind-the-scenes of 2016 Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar

    Behind-the-scenes of 2016 Chargers-Adopt 8 Calendar

    Monday, November 2 2015 4:10 PM EST2015-11-02 21:10:12 GMT
    They're rough, tough and all business on the field, but off the field some Chargers players are showing their gentler side. 
    They're rough, tough and all business on the field, but off the field some Chargers players are showing their gentler side. 
  • Pierce and Olive's success story

    Pierce and Olive's success story

    Monday, October 19 2015 2:56 PM EDT2015-10-19 18:56:40 GMT
    Doctors were worried he wouldn't have a life worth living, and discussed removing care for him as an infant. But three-year-old Pierce is now thriving, and so is his sister Olive in their new forever home. 
    Doctors were worried he wouldn't have a life worth living, and discussed removing care for him as an infant. But three-year-old Pierce is now thriving, and so is his sister Olive in their new forever home. 
  • 4-year-old Camilla's success story

    4-year-old Camilla's success story

    Monday, October 12 2015 2:48 PM EDT2015-10-12 18:48:08 GMT
    She's now a happy, healthy and active four-year-old girl, but it hasn't always been this way. Camilla has remarkably overcome a number of challenges and all it took to help get her where she is today was the unconditional love from a forever family. 
    She's now a happy, healthy and active four-year-old girl, but it hasn't always been this way. Camilla has remarkably overcome a number of challenges and all it took to help get her where she is today was the unconditional love from a forever family. 
  • Forever family welcomes Dolce, Jose, and Beatriz

    Forever family welcomes Dolce, Jose, and Beatriz

    Monday, October 12 2015 12:28 PM EDT2015-10-12 16:28:13 GMT
    It has been exactly one year since three siblings were matched with their forever family.  
    It has been exactly one year since three siblings were matched with their forever family.  
  • Finding a forever home tops Skyller's wish list

    Finding a forever home tops Skyller's wish list

    Monday, September 28 2015 2:47 PM EDT2015-09-28 18:47:52 GMT
    He has lived in a group home for more than half of his young life and dreams about moving out one day soon.  
    He has lived in a group home for more than half of his young life and dreams about moving out one day soon.  
  • 10-month-old Alan in need of a forever family

    10-month-old Alan in need of a forever family

    Monday, September 28 2015 2:22 PM EDT2015-09-28 18:22:07 GMT
    A 10-month-old baby is in need of a forever family. Alan has overcome so much, since facing some health challenges at birth, but now it's time for Alan to find a forever home where he can continue to thrive.  
    A 10-month-old baby is in need of a forever family. Alan has overcome so much, since facing some health challenges at birth, but now it's time for Alan to find a forever home where he can continue to thrive.  
  • Azeret and Gilbert's success story

    Azeret and Gilbert's success story

    Monday, September 21 2015 3:24 PM EDT2015-09-21 19:24:08 GMT
    Five years ago, a local couple reached out to help a family in need, by agreeing to, temporarily, take in their two young children. The family never imagined they would one day become the children's forever family, they say they wouldn't have had it any other way.  
    Five years ago, a local couple reached out to help a family in need, by agreeing to, temporarily, take in their two young children. The family never imagined they would one day become the children's forever family, they say they wouldn't have had it any other way.  
  • 13-year-old Teyawna still waiting for forever home

    13-year-old Teyawna still waiting for forever home

    Monday, September 14 2015 3:49 PM EDT2015-09-14 19:49:38 GMT
    She has only five more years, before she turns 18 and ages out of the foster care system. Teyawna, 13, is optimistic she will find a loving home before then and asked to be featured on Adopt 8, hoping her future forever family is watching.  
    She has only five more years, before she turns 18 and ages out of the foster care system. Teyawna, 13, is optimistic she will find a loving home before then and asked to be featured on Adopt 8, hoping her future forever family is watching.  
  • 4-year-old Jeremiah in need of a forever home

    4-year-old Jeremiah in need of a forever home

    Wednesday, September 9 2015 7:49 PM EDT2015-09-09 23:49:17 GMT
    A four-year-old boy with special needs, is waiting, once again for a forever family. The local couple that lovingly stepped up to be Jeremiah's legal guardians a couple of years ago, are facing some health challenges, and can no longer care for him. Now Jeremiah is living in a temporary foster home. 
    A four-year-old boy with special needs, is waiting, once again for a forever family. The local couple that lovingly stepped up to be Jeremiah's legal guardians a couple of years ago, are facing some health challenges, and can no longer care for him. Now Jeremiah is living in a temporary foster home. 
  • Three siblings waiting for one forever home

    Three siblings waiting for one forever home

    Monday, August 31 2015 4:11 PM EDT2015-08-31 20:11:18 GMT
    They're a sibling set of three, waiting for one forever home. The older two children are doing a phenomenal job, helping take care of their little brother, but what they deserve, is a forever family to care for them all.     
    They're a sibling set of three, waiting for one forever home. The older two children are doing a phenomenal job, helping take care of their little brother, but what they deserve, is a forever family to care for them all.     
  • Brothers Gino & Stanley hoping for one forever home

    Brothers Gino & Stanley hoping for one forever home

    Monday, August 24 2015 4:17 PM EDT2015-08-24 20:17:22 GMT
    It's something most siblings take for granted - living together, under one roof. For brothers Gino and Stanley, it's the one thing they're both wishing for, more than anything else in the world, to be reunited soon, in one forever home. 
    It's something most siblings take for granted - living together, under one roof. For brothers Gino and Stanley, it's the one thing they're both wishing for, more than anything else in the world, to be reunited soon, in one forever home. 
  • Mentor Success Story: Clifton and his mentor share an unbreakable bond

    Mentor Success Story: Clifton and his mentor share an unbreakable bond

    Monday, August 17 2015 4:50 PM EDT2015-08-17 20:50:39 GMT
    A former San Diego foster youth will be graduating from college in December. It's something he never dreamed he could do until he met his mentor. 
    A former San Diego foster youth will be graduating from college in December. It's something he never dreamed he could do until he met his mentor. 
  • 11-year-old Dwayne preparing to find a forever home

    11-year-old Dwayne preparing to find a forever home

    Monday, August 10 2015 4:51 PM EDT2015-08-10 20:51:53 GMT
    Eleven-year-old Dwayne is living in a stable and loving foster family right now, but that's only a temporary home, what Dwayne needs is a forever home. 
    Eleven-year-old Dwayne is living in a stable and loving foster family right now, but that's only a temporary home, what Dwayne needs is a forever home. 
  • Nine-year-old Jordan in urgent need of a forever home

    Nine-year-old Jordan in urgent need of a forever home

    Monday, August 3 2015 3:20 PM EDT2015-08-03 19:20:24 GMT
    Jordan turns 10-years-old next month and the best birthday gift he could receive is finding a forever family. And the need is urgent because Jordan is living in an emergency children's shelter right now and is hoping that his next move will be his last. 
    Jordan turns 10-years-old next month and the best birthday gift he could receive is finding a forever family. And the need is urgent because Jordan is living in an emergency children's shelter right now and is hoping that his next move will be his last. 
  • 12-year-old Antonio still waiting for forever home

    12-year-old Antonio still waiting for forever home

    Monday, June 22 2015 2:49 PM EDT2015-06-22 18:49:26 GMT
    He's a 12-year-old boy who doesn't know what it's like to have a family, because he's never really had one. Antonio has been in foster care for the past decade and was just a toddler when he was placed into the system. 
    He's a 12-year-old boy who doesn't know what it's like to have a family, because he's never really had one. Antonio has been in foster care for the past decade and was just a toddler when he was placed into the system. 
  • Blaze and Thalia eager to find a forever family

    Blaze and Thalia eager to find a forever family

    Monday, June 15 2015 2:11 PM EDT2015-06-15 18:11:28 GMT
    A local eight-year-old girl may one day take over Marcella's job. Thalia was a natural at reporting. See for yourself in this Adopt 8, featuring Thalia and her 12-year-old brother Blaze. 
    A local eight-year-old girl may one day take over Marcella's job. Thalia was a natural at reporting. See for yourself in this Adopt 8, featuring Thalia and her 12-year-old brother Blaze. 
  • Jacob & Lyann hope to live together again soon

    Jacob & Lyann hope to live together again soon

    Monday, June 8 2015 2:46 PM EDT2015-06-08 18:46:49 GMT
    A local 10-year-old boy, with a passion for soccer, would love a family to cheer him on at his games. His eight-year-old sister loves to read, swim and play at the park. All they're missing is a family to call their own. Jacob and Lyann have been living apart, far too long, as they wait to find a forever home. 
    A local 10-year-old boy, with a passion for soccer, would love a family to cheer him on at his games. His eight-year-old sister loves to read, swim and play at the park. All they're missing is a family to call their own. Jacob and Lyann have been living apart, far too long, as they wait to find a forever home. 
  • 7-year-old Lavell in urgent need of forever home

    7-year-old Lavell in urgent need of forever home

    Monday, May 25 2015 2:27 PM EDT2015-05-25 18:27:38 GMT
    A local seven-year-old boy, living in an emergency children's shelter, is in urgent need of a forever home.Lavell has been bounced around in the foster care system is praying for a forever family, hopes to be dancing his way into their hearts, one day soon. 
    A local seven-year-old boy, living in an emergency children's shelter, is in urgent need of a forever home.Lavell has been bounced around in the foster care system is praying for a forever family, hopes to be dancing his way into their hearts, one day soon. 
  • Four brothers looking to find one forever family

    Four brothers looking to find one forever family

    Monday, May 18 2015 7:58 PM EDT2015-05-18 23:58:55 GMT
    Since most foster families don't have the space to take in four boys, the brothers you're about to meet have been split up while in foster care and it's tearing them apart. And, these brothers want nothing more than to live under one roof again with a forever family. 
    Since most foster families don't have the space to take in four boys, the brothers you're about to meet have been split up while in foster care and it's tearing them apart. And, these brothers want nothing more than to live under one roof again with a forever family. 
  • Joseph and Julie are in need of a forever family

    Joseph and Julie are in need of a forever family

    Monday, May 11 2015 3:53 PM EDT2015-05-11 19:53:22 GMT
    The brother and sister duo you're about to meet have been thriving since being placed into a loving foster home. But what they need now is a forever family to take over and give them a lifetime of love. 
    The brother and sister duo you're about to meet have been thriving since being placed into a loving foster home. But what they need now is a forever family to take over and give them a lifetime of love. 
  • Time is running out for 15-year-old Emmanuel

    Time is running out for 15-year-old Emmanuel

    Monday, May 4 2015 7:23 PM EDT2015-05-04 23:23:15 GMT
    Emmanuel gets a glimpse of what family-life is like when he hangs out at the homes of his friends. It's the kind of life he dreams about, but he knows time is running out. It has to happen before he turns 18 and right now he is 15-years-old. 
    Emmanuel gets a glimpse of what family-life is like when he hangs out at the homes of his friends. It's the kind of life he dreams about, but he knows time is running out. It has to happen before he turns 18 and right now he is 15-years-old. 
  • Starla's success story

    Starla's success story

    Monday, April 27 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-04-27 23:17:04 GMT
    They just weren't happy being empty nesters. One local couple knew they had much more love to give a child in need of a home. So now they're raising a little girl, and as an added benefit, get to see more of their grandkids as well. 
    They just weren't happy being empty nesters. One local couple knew they had much more love to give a child in need of a home. So now they're raising a little girl, and as an added benefit, get to see more of their grandkids as well. 
  • Eight-year-old Ariana is dressed to impress

    Eight-year-old Ariana is dressed to impress

    Tuesday, April 21 2015 2:15 PM EDT2015-04-21 18:15:11 GMT
    Eight-year-old Ariana's favorite movie is Disney's "Frozen” and her favorite character is Elsa. But if Ariana had special powers, she would use them to create a forever family for herself. 
    Eight-year-old Ariana's favorite movie is Disney's "Frozen” and her favorite character is Elsa. But if Ariana had special powers, she would use them to create a forever family for herself. 
  • Family of six shares their success story

    Family of six shares their success story

    Tuesday, April 14 2015 3:01 PM EDT2015-04-14 19:01:23 GMT
    After struggling with infertility issues, a local couple decided to go a different route. When Plan A didn't work, they turned to another Plan A - as in A for adoption. 
    After struggling with infertility issues, a local couple decided to go a different route. When Plan A didn't work, they turned to another Plan A - as in A for adoption. 
  • Elliot's success story

    Elliot's success story

    Monday, April 6 2015 4:34 PM EDT2015-04-06 20:34:29 GMT
    As a physical therapist of kids with disabilities a local woman named Jodi had a lot of interaction with children at work. But something was missing at home. Jodi wanted to be a mom, so she decided to adopt. 
    As a physical therapist of kids with disabilities a local woman named Jodi had a lot of interaction with children at work. But something was missing at home. Jodi wanted to be a mom, so she decided to adopt. 
  • 18-year-old Shanika patiently waits for a mentor

    18-year-old Shanika patiently waits for a mentor

    Monday, March 30 2015 4:15 PM EDT2015-03-30 20:15:20 GMT
    She's graduating high school and is ready to take on the world. Shanika says she's grateful to her foster mom for her care and support, and to her court appointed special advocate, but she would also love a mentor. 
    She's graduating high school and is ready to take on the world. Shanika says she's grateful to her foster mom for her care and support, and to her court appointed special advocate, but she would also love a mentor. 
  • 15 years later: Sebastian's success story

    15 years later: Sebastian's success story

    Monday, March 23 2015 10:43 AM EDT2015-03-23 14:43:41 GMT
    CBS News 8 is celebrating 15 years of Adopt 8. Through the years, nearly 500 Adopt 8 children have found forever families, including a boy named Sebastian. 
    CBS News 8 is celebrating 15 years of Adopt 8. Through the years, nearly 500 Adopt 8 children have found forever families, including a boy named Sebastian. 
  • Three siblings still waiting to find one forever home

    Three siblings still waiting to find one forever home

    Monday, March 16 2015 6:40 PM EDT2015-03-16 22:40:23 GMT
    It's been nine months since we first introduced you to three local siblings. Alissa, Jonathan and Jason are now in the 7th, 4th and 2nd grades, and their biggest obstacle in finding a forever family is finding one with enough room for each to have a separate bedroom. 
    It's been nine months since we first introduced you to three local siblings. Alissa, Jonathan and Jason are now in the 7th, 4th and 2nd grades, and their biggest obstacle in finding a forever family is finding one with enough room for each to have a separate bedroom. 
  • Local family has fostered 48 children

    Local family has fostered 48 children

    Monday, March 9 2015 2:45 PM EDT2015-03-09 18:45:26 GMT
    A local couple shares what being a foster family has meant to them. San Diego County has recognized them as exceptional foster parents, who have a "whatever it takes" attitude to give countless children a new start in life. 
    A local couple shares what being a foster family has meant to them. San Diego County has recognized them as exceptional foster parents, who have a "whatever it takes" attitude to give countless children a new start in life. 
  • Four siblings hoping to find one forever home

    Four siblings hoping to find one forever home

    Monday, March 2 2015 6:36 PM EST2015-03-02 23:36:46 GMT
    Four siblings say their foster parents will always have a special place in their hearts. These children are so grateful for their foster parents, who have given them opportunities they never even knew existed. 
    Four siblings say their foster parents will always have a special place in their hearts. These children are so grateful for their foster parents, who have given them opportunities they never even knew existed. 
  • Patience, Andrew & Symphony wait for a forever home

    Patience, Andrew & Symphony wait for a forever home

    Monday, February 23 2015 7:32 PM EST2015-02-24 00:32:15 GMT
    They're extremely well-behaved and very good listeners. But because they're a sibling set of three it's been a challenge to find them a forever family. 
    They're extremely well-behaved and very good listeners. But because they're a sibling set of three it's been a challenge to find them a forever family. 
  • Seven-year-old Elisha in urgent need of a forever home

    Seven-year-old Elisha in urgent need of a forever home

    Monday, February 16 2015 7:30 PM EST2015-02-17 00:30:12 GMT
    A seven-year-old boy is in urgent need of a forever family. Right now, he's living in an emergency children's shelter.The foster system is the only life Elisha has ever known. He was only two-years-old, when he was placed into foster care. And after years of struggle, Elisha deserves some stability. 
    A seven-year-old boy is in urgent need of a forever family. Right now, he's living in an emergency children's shelter.The foster system is the only life Elisha has ever known. He was only two-years-old, when he was placed into foster care. And after years of struggle, Elisha deserves some stability. 
  • Trilingual trio looking for a one forever home

    Trilingual trio looking for a one forever home

    Monday, February 9 2015 5:56 PM EST2015-02-09 22:56:00 GMT
    Three siblings, who happen to know three different languages, are looking to find one home. It's a challenge, to find one forever family to take in three children, but these siblings want nothing more than to live together. 
    Three siblings, who happen to know three different languages, are looking to find one home. It's a challenge, to find one forever family to take in three children, but these siblings want nothing more than to live together. 
  • Kevin hopes to camp and cook with a forever family

    Kevin hopes to camp and cook with a forever family

    Monday, January 26 2015 4:12 PM EST2015-01-26 21:12:20 GMT
    Twelve-year-old Kevin has memories of living in a homeless shelter. That's one of the reasons he's so thankful for his foster family, and the stability they provide for him. But now Kevin is hoping for something more permanent in a forever family. 
    Twelve-year-old Kevin has memories of living in a homeless shelter. That's one of the reasons he's so thankful for his foster family, and the stability they provide for him. But now Kevin is hoping for something more permanent in a forever family. 
  • 3 siblings on calendar cover find a forever family

    3 siblings on calendar cover find a forever family

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:43:36 GMT
    What a difference a year makes for three of the kids on the cover of the Chargers-San Diego County Adoptions Calendar.The calendar is an effort to raise awareness about the need for adoption and Jocelyne, Miguel and Gabriel graced this year's cover.
     
    What a difference a year makes for three of the kids on the cover of the Chargers-San Diego County Adoptions Calendar.The calendar is an effort to raise awareness about the need for adoption and Jocelyne, Miguel and Gabriel graced this year's cover. And now, we are so happy to bring you their Adopt 8 success story. 
WELCOME TO ADOPT 8
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