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  • Male volunteers needed for Camp Connect in August

    Male volunteers needed for Camp Connect in August

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:58:44 GMT
    It's difficult to imagine growing up in a different home than your sibling, but that's the heartbreaking reality for many foster kids in San Diego. 
    It's difficult to imagine growing up in a different home than your sibling, but that's the heartbreaking reality for many foster kids in San Diego. That's why a four day camp, called Camp Connect is such a special time for these siblings.
     
  • Zach remains hopeful he will find a forever family

    Zach remains hopeful he will find a forever family

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:25:42 GMT
    Zach is featured in this year's Chargers Join the Team Calendar, featuring foster kids who need homes. He is photographed with Eric Weddle for the month of June. 
    Zach is featured in this year's Chargers Join the Team Calendar, featuring foster kids who need homes. He is photographed with Eric Weddle for the month of June. 
  • 9-year-old Adrian dreams of finding a forever home

    9-year-old Adrian dreams of finding a forever home

    Monday, March 31 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-03-31 22:18:16 GMT
    Nine-year-old Adrian loves school and sports - math, science and soccer are his favorites. But what this well-rounded boy needs to continue to thrive is a forever family.
     
    Nine-year-old Adrian loves school and sports - math, science and soccer are his favorites. But what this well-rounded boy needs to continue to thrive is a forever family. And now, his five-year-old twin brothers may soon be looking for a home too. 
  • Time running out for Josh to find a forever home

    Time running out for Josh to find a forever home

    Monday, March 24 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-03-24 17:27:12 GMT
    With less than three years left until he ages out of the system, time is running out for a 15-year-old who wonders if he'll ever find a forever family. 
    With less than three years left until he ages out of the system, time is running out for a 15-year-old who wonders if he'll ever find a forever family. 
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  • Success Story: Local couple adopts six children

    Success Story: Local couple adopts six children

    Monday, March 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-03-17 20:40:05 GMT
    It's not too common to see families with nine children these days, but that's the reality for one local family. 
    It's not too common to see families with nine children these days, but that's the reality for one local family. 
  • 12-year-old Sal is yearning for a forever family

    12-year-old Sal is yearning for a forever family

    Monday, March 10 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-03-10 20:35:20 GMT
    He's a 12-year-old boy who just joined the Young Marines, as he hopes to find role models, mentors and a forever home. 
    He's a 12-year-old boy who just joined the Young Marines, as he hopes to find role models, mentors and a forever home. His name is Salvador, but he goes by Sal, and we first introduced you to him four years ago. 
  • A double success story for twins Bryan & Chris

    A double success story for twins Bryan & Chris

    Monday, March 3 2014 1:49 PM EST2014-03-03 18:49:05 GMT
    They just weren't ready to be empty nesters, so the local couple featured in this week's Adopt 8 decided to adopt not one, but two children.
     
    They just weren't ready to be empty nesters, so the local couple featured in this week's Adopt 8 decided to adopt not one, but two children - a double dose of blessings in the form of twin boys. This is Chris and Bryan's success story. 
  • Success Story: Foster family adopts 3 children

    Success Story: Foster family adopts 3 children

    Monday, February 24 2014 1:34 PM EST2014-02-24 18:34:49 GMT
    They were enjoying life as empty-nesters, when they learned about the need for foster families, Hispanic families in particular. 
    They were enjoying life as empty-nesters, when they learned about the need for foster families, Hispanic families in particular. The local couple you're about to meet, knew they could provide a safe, loving home but never dreamed their foster home would become a forever home and now say they can't imagine any other life.  
  • Brittany hopes her last move is the final one

    Brittany hopes her last move is the final one

    Monday, February 17 2014 2:13 PM EST2014-02-17 19:13:36 GMT
    She learned to speak English just five years ago, but had no problem catching up in school. 
    She learned to speak English just five years ago, but had no problem catching up in school. In fact, Brittany's grades are downright impressive, especially when you consider she has been moved around time and time again in the foster system.  
  • 9-year-old Dwayne in urgent need of a forever home

    9-year-old Dwayne in urgent need of a forever home

    Monday, February 10 2014 7:12 PM EST2014-02-11 00:12:16 GMT
    There's an urgent need to find a permanent home for a nine-year-old boy, who has endured far too many disappointments in his short life. 
    There's an urgent need to find a permanent home for a nine-year-old boy, who has endured far too many disappointments in his short life. 
  • Wesley and Graham's success story

    Wesley and Graham's success story

    Monday, January 27 2014 2:31 PM EST2014-01-27 19:31:38 GMT
    Deciding to adopt a child is a huge commitment with many unknowns, but the couple featured in this Adopt 8 says San Diego County Adoptions helped make the process as seamless as possible. 
    Deciding to adopt a child is a huge commitment with many unknowns, but the couple featured in this Adopt 8 says San Diego County Adoptions helped make the process as seamless as possible, providing a lot of support and resources for adoptive families. 
  • Selinda is still waiting to find a forever home

    Selinda is still waiting to find a forever home

    Monday, January 20 2014 2:29 PM EST2014-01-20 19:29:47 GMT
    The 12-year-old girl you're about to meet, has a smile that lights up the room.
     
    The 12-year-old girl you're about to meet, has a smile that lights up the room. We first introduced you to Selinda one year ago and though she's in a more stable place right now, she is still waiting to find a forever home. 
  • Success Story: Three sisters find a loving forever home

    Success Story: Three sisters find a loving forever home

    Monday, January 13 2014 5:45 PM EST2014-01-13 22:45:40 GMT
    A local couple set out to adopt just one child, but they're starting the new year as a family of five. 
    A local couple set out to adopt just one child, but they're starting the new year as a family of five. 
  • Former Adopt 8 kid makes it big

    Former Adopt 8 kid makes it big

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 3:17 PM EST2014-01-07 20:17:02 GMT
    A local Boy Scout we recently featured on our Sunday night Adopt 8 Success Story is headed to the White House. 
    A local Boy Scout we recently featured on our Sunday night Adopt 8 Success Story is headed to the White House. 
  • Urgent need to find a forever home for three siblings

    Urgent need to find a forever home for three siblings

    Monday, January 6 2014 1:54 PM EST2014-01-06 18:54:39 GMT
    There is an urgent need to find a forever family for three siblings, who thought they had found a permanent home. Sadly, they had to be removed from that home, through no fault of their own. 
    There is an urgent need to find a forever family for three siblings, who thought they had found a permanent home. Sadly, they had to be removed from that home, through no fault of their own. 
  • A look back at the Adopt 8 kids of 2013

    A look back at the Adopt 8 kids of 2013

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:34 PM EST2013-12-30 23:34:15 GMT
    This past year on Adopt 8, we featured 34 children - kids who are considered difficult to place, because they're older, are part of a sibling set, or have special needs. 
    This past year on Adopt 8, we featured 34 children - kids who are considered difficult to place, because they're older, are part of a sibling set, or have special needs. 
  • Six siblings thriving in their forever home

    Six siblings thriving in their forever home

    Monday, December 23 2013 1:29 PM EST2013-12-23 18:29:44 GMT
    There will be a lot of presents under the tree on Christmas morning for a local family with six kids. But the one true gift they already enjoy is the gift of family. 
    There will be a lot of presents under the tree on Christmas morning for a local family with six kids. But the one true gift they already enjoy is the gift of family. 
  • Sisters Hana & Destiny hope to find a forever home

    Sisters Hana & Destiny hope to find a forever home

    Monday, December 16 2013 5:09 PM EST2013-12-16 22:09:39 GMT
    On Thursday, December 19, the five-year-old girl you meet in this Adopt 8 will turn six. And the best birthday present she could receive would be the gift of a forever home for her and her sister. 
    On Thursday, December 19, the five-year-old girl you meet in this Adopt 8 will turn six. And the best birthday present she could receive would be the gift of a forever home for her and her sister. 
  • Twin boys living in emergency shelter need a home

    Twin boys living in emergency shelter need a home

    Monday, December 9 2013 6:58 PM EST2013-12-09 23:58:35 GMT
    There's an urgent need to find a forever family for two brothers. 
    There's an urgent need to find a forever family for two brothers. Kristopher and Damien are living in an emergency children's shelter right now, and they are hoping to find a loving home in time for the holidays. 
  • "Join the Team" Chargers calendar revealed

    "Join the Team" Chargers calendar revealed

    Monday, December 2 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-12-02 23:44:31 GMT
    For the seventh straight year, the chargers, San Diego County Adoptions and Adopt 8 are teaming up for a special adoption awareness calendar. 
    For the seventh straight year, the chargers, San Diego County Adoptions and Adopt 8 are teaming up for a special adoption awareness calendar. 
  • Chargers 2014 Join the Team Calendar Preview

    Chargers 2014 Join the Team Calendar Preview

    Tuesday, November 26 2013 3:30 PM EST2013-11-26 20:30:03 GMT
    The Chargers are just as big of winners off the field as they were Sunday in Kansas City. 
    The Chargers are just as big of winners off the field as they were Sunday in Kansas City. For the seventh year, the Chargers are teaming up with San Diego County Adoptions for the Join the Team Calendar, featuring children who are waiting to find a forever home. 
  • Sisters Inta & Knolly hoping to find a forever home

    Sisters Inta & Knolly hoping to find a forever home

    Monday, November 18 2013 5:47 PM EST2013-11-18 22:47:21 GMT
    Two sisters, who are living in different foster homes right now, have one single wish - to be able to be together again under one roof. 
    Two sisters, who are living in different foster homes right now, have one single wish - to be able to be together again under one roof. 
  • Foster children celebrate with new forever families

    Foster children celebrate with new forever families

    Friday, November 15 2013 10:32 PM EST2013-11-16 03:32:11 GMT
    It was a day to remember for nearly 30 San Diego foster kids as they legally became members of their forever families at the annual adoption court party. 
    It was a day to remember for nearly 30 San Diego foster kids as they legally became members of their forever families at the annual adoption court party. 
  • 7-year-old Shaniya is still waiting to find a forever home

    7-year-old Shaniya is still waiting to find a forever home

    Monday, November 11 2013 5:58 PM EST2013-11-11 22:58:24 GMT
    It was exactly three years ago when we first featured Shaniya. Shaniya thought she had found a forever home, but social workers say her hopes were dashed when the family changed their mind. 
    It was exactly three years ago when we first featured Shaniya. Shaniya thought she had found a forever home, but social workers say her hopes were dashed when the family changed their mind. 
  • Chargers 2014 Join the Team Calendar preview

    Chargers 2014 Join the Team Calendar preview

    Monday, October 28 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-10-28 23:24:29 GMT
    The Chargers enjoyed a bye week, with no game to play, but they're still scoring a big win off the field. 
    The Chargers enjoyed a bye week, with no game to play, but they're still scoring a big win off the field. 
  • 500 CASA volunteers needed for San Diego's foster kids

    500 CASA volunteers needed for San Diego's foster kids

    Monday, October 21 2013 12:12 PM EDT2013-10-21 16:12:35 GMT
    If you'd like to help a foster child, but can't adopt this may be the perfect match for you. There's a big need for volunteers to become court appointed special advocates. 
    If you'd like to help a foster child, but can't adopt this may be the perfect match for you. There's a big need for volunteers to become court appointed special advocates. 
  • 19-month-old Scotty is ready for a forever family

    19-month-old Scotty is ready for a forever family

    Monday, October 14 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-10-14 22:31:49 GMT
    This toddler is considered medically fragile, but his foster mom says he is the strongest little fighter out there. 
    This toddler is considered medically fragile, but his foster mom says he is the strongest little fighter out there. 
  • Gavin and Sophia are thriving in their forever home

    Gavin and Sophia are thriving in their forever home

    Monday, October 7 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-10-07 20:33:17 GMT
    It's been smooth sailing for 6-year-old Gavin and 3-year-old Sophia, with few bumps along the way. 
    It's been smooth sailing for 6-year-old Gavin and 3-year-old Sophia, with few bumps along the way. 
  • Success Story: Shane's Eagle project helps foster kids

    Success Story: Shane's Eagle project helps foster kids

    Monday, September 30 2013 1:56 PM EDT2013-09-30 17:56:33 GMT
    A local 13-year-old Boy Scout, who was once a foster child, is giving back.
     
    A local 13-year-old Boy Scout, who was once a foster child, is giving back. Shane was matched with his forever family at the age of seven, but the one thing he will never forget about his old life is having his belongings delivered to him in a trash bag. 
  • 16-year-old Rodney hoping to find a mentor

    16-year-old Rodney hoping to find a mentor

    Monday, September 23 2013 5:12 PM EDT2013-09-23 21:12:06 GMT
    If you've always wanted to help a foster child, but aren't in the position to adopt, being a mentor could be the perfect fit. There are dozens of foster kids who are on a waiting list to find a mentor. 
    If you've always wanted to help a foster child, but aren't in the position to adopt, being a mentor could be the perfect fit. There are dozens of foster kids who are on a waiting list to find a mentor. 
  • 4 siblings hope their wish to find a forever home comes true

    4 siblings hope their wish to find a forever home comes true

    Monday, September 16 2013 6:01 PM EDT2013-09-16 22:01:09 GMT
    Being a teenager is tough enough, so imagine being a teenager in foster care. The two teens you're about to meet don't even want their friends to know they were recently placed in the foster system. 
    Being a teenager is tough enough, so imagine being a teenager in foster care. The two teens you're about to meet don't even want their friends to know they were recently placed in the foster system. 
  • Two-year-old Jeremiah is in need of a forever family

    Two-year-old Jeremiah is in need of a forever family

    Monday, September 9 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-09-09 23:44:15 GMT
    He's a two-year-old boy who has been showered with love by his foster family since he was an infant. But they are more like grandparents to Jeremiah, who is now in need of a forever family. 
    He's a two-year-old boy who has been showered with love by his foster family since he was an infant. But they are more like grandparents to Jeremiah, who is now in need of a forever family.
     
  • Pablo and Gladys hoping to find a forever family

    Pablo and Gladys hoping to find a forever family

    Monday, September 2 2013 5:55 PM EDT2013-09-02 21:55:35 GMT
    Math is their favorite subject and what they're counting on is a forever family to take them in. Meet Pablo and Gladys, who are hoping to make a seamless transition into a forever family. 
    Math is their favorite subject and what they're counting on is a forever family to take them in. Meet Pablo and Gladys, who are hoping to make a seamless transition into a forever family. 
  • 3-year-old Christopher needs a forever family's love & support

    3-year-old Christopher needs a forever family's love & support

    Monday, August 26 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-08-26 22:59:30 GMT
    He's a three-year-old boy who has many medical needs. But Christopher is a happy-go-lucky boy, who's just waiting for a forever family to give him the love and support he needs. 
    He's a three-year-old boy who has many medical needs. But Christopher is a happy-go-lucky boy, who's just waiting for a forever family to give him the love and support he needs. 
  • Straight-A student hopes he succeeds in finding a family

    Straight-A student hopes he succeeds in finding a family

    Monday, August 19 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-08-19 21:38:03 GMT
    He finished eighth grade, with no parents to mark the big milestone and cheer him on at his graduation. But 14-year-old William is staying positive that he will one day find parents to love and support him. 
    He finished eighth grade, with no parents to mark the big milestone and cheer him on at his graduation. But 14-year-old William is staying positive that he will one day find parents to love and support him. 
  • Xavier and Jeff's success story

    Xavier and Jeff's success story

    Monday, August 12 2013 6:34 PM EDT2013-08-12 22:34:20 GMT
    They are two brothers who were originally placed in two separate forever families. But one family made a big sacrifice so the two boys could grow up together. 
    They are two brothers who were originally placed in two separate forever families. But one family made a big sacrifice so the two boys could grow up together. Encouragement and a lot of love is a winning combination for this family of four - in quite an unconventional way. 
  • Urgent need to find 14-year-old Jacob a forever family

    Urgent need to find 14-year-old Jacob a forever family

    Monday, August 5 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-08-05 23:10:05 GMT
    There is an urgent need to find a permanent home for a 14-year-old boy named Jacob.
     
    There is an urgent need to find a permanent home for a 14-year-old boy named Jacob. Jacob is about to enter high school and it would be ideal if he could start this new chapter of his life with a family of his own. 
  • Forever family needed to help Isajah and Alia thrive

    Forever family needed to help Isajah and Alia thrive

    Monday, July 29 2013 4:23 PM EDT2013-07-29 20:23:58 GMT
    Brother and sister Isajah and Alia lived apart for eight months, but now they're in the same foster home. 
    Brother and sister Isajah and Alia lived apart for eight months, but now they're in the same foster home. 
  • Ryan's success story

    Ryan's success story

    Monday, July 22 2013 7:30 PM EDT2013-07-22 23:30:36 GMT
    For many parents, having one boy and one girl would make a complete family, but not for one local couple. They wanted a third child and chose to expand their family through adoption. 
    For many parents, having one boy and one girl would make a complete family, but not for one local couple. They wanted a third child and chose to expand their family through adoption. 
  • Two brothers dream of finding a forever family

    Two brothers dream of finding a forever family

    Monday, July 15 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-07-15 22:19:37 GMT
    They say opposites attract and that holds true for the two brothers you're about to meet. Jonathan and Corey have different personalities.
     
    They say opposites attract and that holds true for the two brothers you're about to meet. Jonathan and Corey have different personalities. But they do agree on many things, including the desire to be part of a forever home. 
  • 10-year-old LaMarrie daydreams about having a forever family

    10-year-old LaMarrie daydreams about having a forever family

    Monday, July 8 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-07-08 22:21:06 GMT
    He's a 10-year-old boy who gives speeches at his church on Mother's Day and Father's Day.
     
    He's a 10-year-old boy who gives speeches at his church on Mother's Day and Father's Day. But what LaMarrie dreams about is one day having his own mom and dad to celebrate those special occasions with and every day in between. 
  • 14-year-old Zach holding out hope he'll find a forever home

    14-year-old Zach holding out hope he'll find a forever home

    Monday, July 1 2013 5:59 PM EDT2013-07-01 21:59:58 GMT
    When we first met Zach, he was an 8th grader living in an emergency children's shelter.
     
    When we first met Zach, he was an 8th grader living in an emergency children's shelter. Now, he's getting ready to start 10th grade and is in a good foster home, but he's still holding out hope he'll be part of a forever home one day. 
  • Tyler and Eric's success story

    Tyler and Eric's success story

    Monday, June 17 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-06-17 19:49:27 GMT
    Two brothers have known no other family, but haven't forgotten their roots. 
    Two brothers have known no other family, but haven't forgotten their roots. 
  • 10-year-old Willis hoping to find a forever family

    10-year-old Willis hoping to find a forever family

    Monday, June 10 2013 3:34 PM EDT2013-06-10 19:34:08 GMT
    Ten-year-old Willis dreams about being adopted by a professional basketball or football player, but a family that could at least take him to see a NBA or NFL game would work too. 
    Ten-year-old Willis dreams about being adopted by a professional basketball or football player, but a family that could at least take him to see a NBA or NFL game would work too. 
  • 13-year-old William holding out hope he'll find a family

    13-year-old William holding out hope he'll find a family

    Monday, June 3 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-06-03 19:42:42 GMT
    Eighth grade graduation is a big milestone, as kids make the transition to high school. But for 13-year-old William, it's a rite of passage he will experience without a mom or dad cheering for him. 
    Eighth grade graduation is a big milestone, as kids make the transition to high school. But for 13-year-old William, it's a rite of passage he will experience without a mom or dad cheering for him. 
  • Twin boys and their big sister need a forever home

    Twin boys and their big sister need a forever home

    Monday, May 27 2013 3:51 PM EDT2013-05-27 19:51:19 GMT
    They would make an instant family: twin five-year-old boys who love playing T-ball and their six-year-old big sister who loves to dance. All they need are parents to complete their family. 
    They would make an instant family: twin five-year-old boys who love playing T-ball and their six-year-old big sister who loves to dance. All they need are parents to complete their family. 
  • Urgent need to find 12-year-old Leward a forever home

    Urgent need to find 12-year-old Leward a forever home

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:08 PM EDT2013-05-22 20:08:18 GMT
    In many ways Leward is a typical 11-year-old boy, he likes eating out, going to the movies and playing video games. But what Leward is missing is a family. 
    There is an urgent need to find a forever home for a 12-year-old boy. Leward is living in an emergency children's shelter right now, and what worries him most in life is not knowing where he will end up. Leward simply wants what most kids take for granted. 
  • Foster families needed for local foster children

    Foster families needed for local foster children

    Monday, May 6 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-06 23:41:56 GMT
    Not all children in the foster care system are looking to be adopted. The goal for many of them is reunification with their birth family.
     
    Not all children in the foster care system are looking to be adopted. The goal for many of them is reunification with their birth family. However during that process, these kids need loving foster families to give them some stability. 
  • 14-year-old Isaac dreams of having a forever family

    14-year-old Isaac dreams of having a forever family

    Monday, April 29 2013 3:34 PM EDT2013-04-29 19:34:48 GMT
    He's a 14-year-old boy who doesn't know what sharing Christmastime with family even feels like. 
    He's a 14-year-old boy who doesn't know what sharing Christmastime with family even feels like. Isaac says he's happy in his group home, because he knows no other life. This polite young man is in desperate need of a family to help guide him through these impressionable teenage years. 
  • Finding a forever family tops Eliga's birthday wish list

    Finding a forever family tops Eliga's birthday wish list

    Monday, April 22 2013 2:06 PM EDT2013-04-22 18:06:27 GMT
    Eliga is turning 13-years-old on Tuesday and like most kids his age he wants an iPod Touch or a PlayStation 3 for his birthday. 
    Eliga is turning 13-years-old on Tuesday and like most kids his age he wants an iPod Touch or a PlayStation 3 for his birthday. But unlike most kids his age, Eliga's birthday wish list includes finding a family to call his own. 
  • Two-year-old with special needs waiting for forever home

    Two-year-old with special needs waiting for forever home

    Wednesday, April 17 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-04-17 20:42:23 GMT
    He's a two-year-old boy who needs round-the-clock medical care. Luis has a number of medical issues, but has made significant improvements while in the care of his current foster family. 
    He's a two-year-old boy who needs round-the-clock medical care. Luis has a number of medical issues, but has made significant improvements while in the care of his current foster family. 
  • 17-year-old Ryan running out of time to find forever family

    17-year-old Ryan running out of time to find forever family

    Monday, April 8 2013 5:25 PM EDT2013-04-08 21:25:03 GMT
    He's a 17-year-old boy that will require a lot of care and dedication from a loving family. Ryan has severe food allergies, is fed through a G-tube and has additional special needs.
     
    He's a 17-year-old boy that will require a lot of care and dedication from a loving family. Ryan has severe food allergies, is fed through a G-tube and has additional special needs. Meet Ryan, who deserves a new start in the New Year and a family to give him love. 
  • Success Story: Local mom adopts 3 boys with special needs

    Success Story: Local mom adopts 3 boys with special needs

    Monday, April 1 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-04-01 22:45:56 GMT
    One local mom has adopted three medically fragile boys. She's a nurse by trade, who felt compelled to adopt and make a difference in the lives of these precious children. 
    One local mom has adopted three medically fragile boys. She's a nurse by trade, who felt compelled to adopt and make a difference in the lives of these precious children. 
  • Success Story: Cristina & Brittany grateful for their mom & big sis

    Success Story: Cristina & Brittany grateful for their mom & big sis

    Monday, March 25 2013 1:57 PM EDT2013-03-25 17:57:27 GMT
    A local mom had just finished her adoption classes when she saw two young sisters featured on Adopt 8. Those girls are now her daughters and life has changed dramatically for them. 
    A local mom, who decided to adopt after her biological daughter went off to college, had just finished her adoption classes when she saw two young sisters featured on Adopt 8. Those girls are now her daughters and life has changed dramatically for them. 
  • 10-year-old twins still waiting for a forever home

    10-year-old twins still waiting for a forever home

    Monday, March 18 2013 5:57 PM EDT2013-03-18 21:57:54 GMT
    They're 10-year-old twins born 12 minutes apart. Adriel wants to be a pro basketball player, and Gabriel wants to be a police officer, but what these boys are missing are parents to help them fulfill their dreams. 
    They're 10-year-old twins born 12 minutes apart. Adriel wants to be a pro basketball player, and Gabriel wants to be a police officer, but what these boys are missing are parents to help them fulfill their dreams. 
  • Nakaylah's Success Story

    Nakaylah's Success Story

    Monday, March 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-03-05 00:05:47 GMT
    There's a huge need for families in San Diego to adopt older children. And one local family says adopting a 10-year-old daughter was the perfect way to complete their family and hope others consider doing the same. 
    There's a huge need for families in San Diego to adopt older children. And one local family says adopting a 10-year-old daughter was the perfect way to complete their family and hope others consider doing the same. It was exactly two years, when Nakaylah joined her forever family and this is her heartwarming success story. 
  • Little Emily has big dreams, which include a forever home

    Little Emily has big dreams, which include a forever home

    Monday, February 25 2013 6:38 PM EST2013-02-25 23:38:57 GMT
    The little girl you're about to meet has a serious birth defect that has required her to undergo many surgeries. 
    The little girl you're about to meet has a serious birth defect that has required her to undergo many surgeries. And she has at least one more major operation ahead of her, but as you'll see five-year-old Emily is an incredibly positive and happy little girl, who needs a forever family to help her chase her dreams. 
  • Success story: Anthony finds a big brother and forever home

    Success story: Anthony finds a big brother and forever home

    Monday, February 18 2013 5:51 PM EST2013-02-18 22:51:22 GMT
    It's an Adopt 8 success story - times two. Parents Liz and Trevin are now enjoying double the fun, after adopting a second son. 
    It's an Adopt 8 success story - times two. Parents Liz and Trevin are now enjoying double the fun, after adopting a second son. 
  • 11-year-old Selinda in urgent need of a forever home

    11-year-old Selinda in urgent need of a forever home

    Monday, February 11 2013 7:14 PM EST2013-02-12 00:14:19 GMT
    She's an 11-year-old girl who has suffered far too many disappointments in her short life. And right now, Selinda is in an emergency children's shelter and in urgent need of a forever home. 
    She's an 11-year-old girl who has suffered far too many disappointments in her short life. And right now, Selinda is in an emergency children's shelter and in urgent need of a forever home. 
  • Mentors needed for 100 local foster youth

    Mentors needed for 100 local foster youth

    Monday, January 28 2013 6:55 PM EST2013-01-28 23:55:17 GMT
    If you're still looking for a New Year's resolution, consider helping a foster child by becoming a mentor. There's a big need right now.
     
    If you're still looking for a New Year's resolution, consider helping a foster child by becoming a mentor. There's a big need right now. About a hundred foster kids in San Diego County are on a waiting list to be matched with a mentor. 
  • Paul and Vanessa's success stories

    Paul and Vanessa's success stories

    Monday, January 14 2013 5:02 PM EST2013-01-14 22:02:56 GMT
    One year ago, a little boy named Paul moved in with his forever family. After living in nine different foster homes, Paul's last move, was his final one.
     
    One year ago, a little boy named Paul moved in with his forever family. After living in nine different foster homes, Paul's last move, was his final one. This is Paul's success story, which was heavily influenced by his sister Vanessa's adoption success story. 
  • Success Story: Derikie and Sade have found their forever family

    Success Story: Derikie and Sade have found their forever family

    Monday, January 7 2013 7:26 PM EST2013-01-08 00:26:22 GMT
    A lot has changed for a local 16-year-old boy, since we first introduced you to him. 
    A lot has changed for a local 16-year-old boy, since we first introduced you to him. But the night his story aired, his future family was watching. 
  • A look back at the Adopt 8 kids of 2012

    A look back at the Adopt 8 kids of 2012

    Monday, December 31 2012 3:14 PM EST2012-12-31 20:14:56 GMT
    This past year on Adopt 8, we featured 34 children - kids who are considered "difficult to place," for various reasons. 
    This past year on Adopt 8, we featured 34 children - kids who are considered "difficult to place," for various reasons. 
  • County Supervisor-Elect shares adoption success story

    County Supervisor-Elect shares adoption success story

    Monday, December 10 2012 5:22 PM EST2012-12-10 22:22:32 GMT
    This is an adoption success story from a local leader in the community. 
    This is an adoption success story from a local leader in the community. Dave Roberts, is the deputy mayor of Solana Beach, and was just elected to become the newest member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. 
  • 2013 Join the Team Calendar unveiled at Chargers game

    2013 Join the Team Calendar unveiled at Chargers game

    Monday, December 3 2012 6:24 PM EST2012-12-03 23:24:31 GMT
    For the sixth straight year, Chargers players and Adopt 8 kids have teamed up for a special adoption awareness calendar. 
    For the sixth straight year, Chargers players and Adopt 8 kids have teamed up for a special adoption awareness calendar. The 2013 Join the Team Calendar is a partnership between the Chargers, San Diego County Adoptions and Adopt 8. 
  • Join the Team 2013 Calendar features Chargers & Adopt 8 kids

    Join the Team 2013 Calendar features Chargers & Adopt 8 kids

    Monday, November 26 2012 7:01 PM EST2012-11-27 00:01:03 GMT
    They're rough, tough, and all-business on the field, but off the field, some Chargers players showed their gentler side. 
    They're rough, tough, and all-business on the field, but off the field, some Chargers players showed their gentler side. The Chargers are once again teaming up with San Diego County Adoptions and Adopt 8 for the 2013 Join the Team Calendar - it's the sixth year of this great partnership. 
  • Abel is still waiting to find a forever family

    Abel is still waiting to find a forever family

    Monday, November 19 2012 5:23 PM EST2012-11-19 22:23:52 GMT
    This time of year, most people reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for in life, but a local foster child named Abel will spend Thanksgiving without a family to call his own.
     
    This time of year, most people reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for in life, but a local foster child named Abel will spend Thanksgiving without a family to call his own. But what he would be especially thankful for is finding a forever family. 
  • 13-year-old Jasmine needs parents to guide and support her

    13-year-old Jasmine needs parents to guide and support her

    Monday, November 12 2012 3:53 PM EST2012-11-12 20:53:25 GMT
    At 13-years-old, Jasmine is beginning the transition from a girl to a young woman. She's just starting to wear a little makeup and starting to be interested in boys.
     
    At 13-years-old, Jasmine is beginning the transition from a girl to a young woman. She's just starting to wear a little makeup and starting to be interested in boys. Now, Jasmine needs parents to help guide her, support her and love her. 
  • Brayden's Success Story

    Brayden's Success Story

    Monday, November 5 2012 7:31 PM EST2012-11-06 00:31:40 GMT
    There was a concern at one point that the little boy profiled in this Adopt 8 might be autistic. It was almost as if Brayden was mute when he was first matched with his forever family. 
    There was a concern at one point that the little boy profiled in this Adopt 8 might be autistic. It was almost as if Brayden was mute when he was first matched with his forever family. But as you'll see, all Brayden needed to thrive was love, stability and a place to call home. 
  • If Abbey could write her own life story, it would include a family

    If Abbey could write her own life story, it would include a family

    Monday, October 29 2012 3:51 PM EDT2012-10-29 19:51:28 GMT
    Abbey has is to become a veterinarian. Abbey has big dreams and a lot of talent and what she needs to help her down the path to success is a forever family. 
    Abbey has is to become a veterinarian. Abbey has big dreams and a lot of talent and what she needs to help her down the path to success is a forever family. 
  • 13-year-old Zach in urgent need of family before he ages out

    13-year-old Zach in urgent need of family before he ages out

    Monday, October 22 2012 6:15 PM EDT2012-10-22 22:15:15 GMT
    If 13-year-old Zach could have any three wishes in this world, his list would not include a smart phone, a video game system or any kind of electronics.
     
    If 13-year-old Zach could have any three wishes in this world, his list would not include a smart phone, a video game system or any kind of electronics. Though he'd love any of those things, Zach's three wishes include things a lot of kids take for granted: a family, a pet and some good friends. 
  • Success Story: Elizabeth and Juan are thriving in their forever home

    Success Story: Elizabeth and Juan are thriving in their forever home

    Monday, October 15 2012 4:29 PM EDT2012-10-15 20:29:33 GMT
    Two local moms have fostered more than two dozen children and two of those children, are now permanent additions to their family. Here are the success stories of Elizabeth and Juan. 
    Two local moms have fostered more than two dozen children and two of those children, are now permanent additions to their family. Here are the success stories of Elizabeth and Juan. 
  • 3 brothers living apart, hoping to find one forever family

    3 brothers living apart, hoping to find one forever family

    Monday, October 8 2012 7:42 PM EDT2012-10-08 23:42:01 GMT
    Adding three boys to your family, ages 5, 6 and nine-years-old, would no doubt be a handful, but the brothers you're about to meet would also bring you three times the joy and love.
     
    Adding three boys to your family, ages 5, 6 and nine-years-old, would no doubt be a handful, but the brothers you're about to meet would also bring you three times the joy and love. These boys were such good listeners at our playdate at Boomers. 
  • Success Story: Roy adopted just before he turned 18

    Success Story: Roy adopted just before he turned 18

    Wednesday, October 3 2012 6:25 PM EDT2012-10-03 22:25:49 GMT
    When foster children turn 18, they're essentially on their own - it's called "aging out" of the system.
     
    When foster children turn 18, they're essentially on their own - it's called "aging out" of the system. So the teenage years can be stressful for foster kids who are waiting to find a forever family, knowing they have limited time left. 
  • Dejuan's Success Story

    Dejuan's Success Story

    Monday, September 17 2012 5:51 PM EDT2012-09-17 21:51:48 GMT
    We've known 13-year-old Dejuan more than half his life. He was first featured on Adopt 8 at the age of six.
     
    We've known 13-year-old Dejuan more than half his life. He was first featured on Adopt 8 at the age of six. Through the years, Dejuan was featured three times on Adopt 8, as he waited, and waited to find a family he could call his own you could see him getting sadder. 
  • "Princess" Arianna would love a forever family in her fairy tale

    "Princess" Arianna would love a forever family in her fairy tale

    Monday, September 10 2012 4:16 PM EDT2012-09-10 20:16:03 GMT
    The little girl you're about to meet is always smiling and in a good mood.
     
    The little girl you're about to meet is always smiling and in a good mood. Five-year-old Arianna was born with a degenerative muscle condition that affects her physical strength, but as you'll see that, in no way, stops her from embracing life with joy and an adventurous spirit. 
  • Kandy & Cesar have finally found their forever family

    Kandy & Cesar have finally found their forever family

    Monday, September 3 2012 2:23 PM EDT2012-09-03 18:23:54 GMT
    Last year, we checked in with Kandy and Cesar for a third time - their spirits somewhat crushed.

     
     
    Last year, we checked in with Kandy and Cesar for a third time - their spirits somewhat crushed. They thought they had found a mom and dad, but through no fault of their own, their social worker says Kandy and Cesar were given back. The family had a change of heart. 
  • One year later, Angelica is still waiting for a forever family

    One year later, Angelica is still waiting for a forever family

    Monday, August 20 2012 5:32 PM EDT2012-08-20 21:32:45 GMT
    She's an 11-year-old girl who hopes her next move will be her last. Angelica tells News 8 that she's tired of being moved around in the foster care system and just wants a family to come home to at the end of the day. 
    She's an 11-year-old girl who hopes her next move will be her last. Angelica tells News 8 that she's tired of being moved around in the foster care system and just wants a family to come home to at the end of the day. 
  • Success Story: Carlos is now part of a loving forever family

    Success Story: Carlos is now part of a loving forever family

    Monday, August 13 2012 6:40 PM EDT2012-08-13 22:40:40 GMT
    We'd like to wish a happy birthday to a local boy named Carlos, who turned seven-years-old last week. 
    We'd like to wish a happy birthday to a local boy named Carlos, who turned seven-years-old last week. And he celebrated his big day, with his parents, something that most kids wouldn't even think twice about, but Carlos was adopted less than two years ago.
     
  • Success Story: Sisters Amber and Tiffany have found their forever home

    Success Story: Sisters Amber and Tiffany have found their forever home

    Monday, August 6 2012 5:35 PM EDT2012-08-06 21:35:41 GMT
    With two grown children, the local couple you're about to meet could have been enjoying a quiet house right now, but instead they're taking delight in the giggles of their two young girls.
     
    With two grown children, the local couple you're about to meet could have been enjoying a quiet house right now, but instead they're taking delight in the giggles of their two young girls. Here is the Adopt 8 Success Story of Amber and Tiffany. 
  • April, Sergio & Emily still waiting for a forever home

    April, Sergio & Emily still waiting for a forever home

    Monday, July 30 2012 6:22 PM EDT2012-07-30 22:22:18 GMT
    It's been exactly a year since we profiled the three siblings you're about to meet, but sadly they're still waiting to find a forever family. Meet April, Sergio and Emily for the second time. 
    It's been exactly a year since we profiled the three siblings you're about to meet, but sadly they're still waiting to find a forever family. Meet April, Sergio and Emily for the second time. 
  • Mentors needed for 100 local foster kids on waiting list

    Mentors needed for 100 local foster kids on waiting list

    Monday, July 9 2012 5:34 PM EDT2012-07-09 21:34:57 GMT
    If you're not in the position to adopt, but you've always wanted to make a positive impact in a child's life, consider becoming a mentor. 
    If you're not in the position to adopt, but you've always wanted to make a positive impact in a child's life, consider becoming a mentor. 
  • Diego hoping to hit a home run with a forever family

    Diego hoping to hit a home run with a forever family

    Monday, July 2 2012 4:42 PM EDT2012-07-02 20:42:51 GMT
    The six-year-old boy you're about to meet is living in a group home right now, but what Diego needs is a permanent home with a family to call his own.
     
    The six-year-old boy you're about to meet is living in a group home right now, but what Diego needs is a permanent home with a family to call his own. As you'll see, Diego loves sports, and he'd like nothing more than to have people who love him, rooting for him on the sidelines. 
  • Success Story: Local family really did adopt 8

    Success Story: Local family really did adopt 8

    Monday, June 18 2012 5:01 PM EDT2012-06-18 21:01:11 GMT
    For this Father's Day, we have an Adopt 8 first. We share with you an Adopt 8 success story from the perspective of children, who are now adults. Meet this local family who adopted their first child four decades ago. 
    For this Father's Day, we have an Adopt 8 first. We share with you an Adopt 8 success story from the perspective of children, who are now adults. Meet this local family who adopted their first child four decades ago. 
  • 2012 Philip Rivers 5K

    2012 Philip Rivers 5K

    Thank you San Diego! Thousands of San Diegans joined CBS 8 to support Philip Rivers 5K and the Rivers of Hope Foundation's  mission to raise money and support programs for San Diego's Foster Care children. 
    Thank you San Diego! Thousands of San Diegans joined CBS 8 to support Philip Rivers 5K and the Rivers of Hope Foundation's mission to raise money and support programs for San Diego's Foster Care children. 
  • Success Story: Local mom adopts seven children

    Success Story: Local mom adopts seven children

    Monday, June 11 2012 4:55 PM EDT2012-06-11 20:55:33 GMT
    She says she never wanted to adopt. She just wanted to be a foster mom and provide a stable home for kids.
     
    She says she never wanted to adopt. She just wanted to be a foster mom and provide a stable home for kids. But two decades later, this local woman is now called mom by the seven children she has adopted. Meet Cathy, who is now teaching classes for prospective foster and adoptive parents and spreading the word about the need for good homes. 
  • "Spring Fling" hoping to match foster kids with forever families

    "Spring Fling" hoping to match foster kids with forever families

    Sunday, June 10 2012 4:13 PM EDT2012-06-10 20:13:45 GMT
    It was a day that just may change the lives of some local foster children. 
    It was a day that just may change the lives of some local foster children. 
  • Foster Care Coalition event in Old Town

    Foster Care Coalition event in Old Town

    Monday, May 21 2012 7:55 PM EDT2012-05-21 23:55:03 GMT
    San Diego County joined local foster care agencies to host a day of fun in Old Town Saturday to bring awareness to National Foster Care Month. 
    San Diego County joined local foster care agencies to host a day of fun in Old Town Saturday to bring awareness to National Foster Care Month. 
  • Adoptive family welcomes 3 more kids into their home

    Adoptive family welcomes 3 more kids into their home

    Monday, May 14 2012 4:48 PM EDT2012-05-14 20:48:52 GMT
    Going on vacation, camping and sharing family dinners, things a local teenager never thought he'd ever experience.
     
    Going on vacation, camping and sharing family dinners, things a local teenager never thought he'd ever experience. Joseph remembers being homeless and spending cold nights under the Coronado Bridge, but now Joseph and his two younger siblings are part of a success family News 8 has previously featured. 
  • Philip Rivers & "Rivers of Hope" proud to host the Heart Gallery

    Philip Rivers & "Rivers of Hope" proud to host the Heart Gallery

    Monday, May 7 2012 7:44 PM EDT2012-05-07 23:44:48 GMT
    We've been showing you photos of the Heart Gallery for years. It's a collection of beautiful portraits taken of local foster children who are waiting to find a forever family. Now the Heart Gallery has a new home. 
    We've been showing you photos of the Heart Gallery for years. It's a collection of beautiful portraits taken of local foster children who are waiting to find a forever family. Now the Heart Gallery has a new home. 
  • Donnell and Genesis are all smiles, as they wait for a forever home

    Donnell and Genesis are all smiles, as they wait for a forever home

    Monday, April 30 2012 1:54 PM EDT2012-04-30 17:54:14 GMT
    They're polite and well-behaved. Siblings Donnell and Genesis are some of the best listeners I've met and mainly because of the love and care they've received from their grandma.
     
    They're polite and well-behaved. Siblings Donnell and Genesis are some of the best listeners I've met and mainly because of the love and care they've received from their grandma, who has been raising them. But now it's time now for this smiling sibling set to find a forever home. 
  • Shawn's success story

    Shawn's success story

    Monday, April 23 2012 6:06 PM EDT2012-04-23 22:06:06 GMT
    The future for a 16-year-old boy named Shawn was uncertain when we first met him two years ago. 
    The future for a 16-year-old boy named Shawn was uncertain when we first met him two years ago. Shawn, who has Down Syndrome, was living in a group home and though the staff took good care of him and loved him, Shawn didn't have a family to be there for him long-term. Well now, all of that has changed.
     
  • Antonio & Ediberto waiting for parents to complete their family

    Antonio & Ediberto waiting for parents to complete their family

    Monday, April 16 2012 6:47 PM EDT2012-04-16 22:47:17 GMT
    They're two peas in a pod, two brothers, just 11 months apart. They're in the 3rd and 4th grades and have the same trendy hairstyle, and they share the same dream of one day finding a forever home. 
    They're two peas in a pod, two brothers, just 11 months apart. They're in the 3rd and 4th grades and have the same trendy hairstyle, and they share the same dream of one day finding a forever home. 
  • Success Story: Victor, Miguel & Jasmine love their new life

    Success Story: Victor, Miguel & Jasmine love their new life

    Monday, March 26 2012 6:17 PM EDT2012-03-26 22:17:21 GMT
    What a difference a year has made in the lives of three local siblings. To see the transformation and the gratitude of all of the children, especially the oldest brother, is so incredibly heartwarming.
     
    What a difference a year has made in the lives of three local siblings. To see the transformation and the gratitude of all of the children, especially the oldest brother, is so incredibly heartwarming. This is the success story of Victor, Miguel and Jasmine. 
  • Success Story: What a difference a year makes for Adam & Antonio

    Success Story: What a difference a year makes for Adam & Antonio

    Monday, March 19 2012 6:44 PM EDT2012-03-19 22:44:28 GMT
    What a difference a year has made in the lives of two local brothers.
     
    What a difference a year has made in the lives of two local brothers. When News 8 first met Adam and Antonio, they were little boys who didn't know where they'd wake up next - unsure about all of the adults taking them here and there. But now, they have the stability and love they deserve, as you will see in their success story. 
  • Success Story: Randi and Kevin a decade later

    Success Story: Randi and Kevin a decade later

    Monday, March 5 2012 4:33 PM EST2012-03-05 21:33:33 GMT
    It's something we've never done before on Adopt 8, check back in with a success story family years later. It's been a decade since we first met these kids. 
    It's something we've never done before on Adopt 8, check back in with a success story family years later. It's been a decade since we first met these kids. In one of our Adopt 8 segments on March 2001, we profiled three-year-old Randi, a happy little girl who loved to play, and Kevin, who was just one, and slightly behind in his development. 
  • Success Story: Alyssa & Sierra now part of a big family

    Success Story: Alyssa & Sierra now part of a big family

    Monday, February 27 2012 6:30 PM EST2012-02-27 23:30:49 GMT
    Parents with biological children often wonder how adopting another child might change the dynamics of the family.
     
    Parents with biological children often wonder how adopting another child might change the dynamics of the family. Well, the family profiled in this Adopt 8 says adoption has taught their older children about compassion and unconditional love. And, the kids say they're ready to welcome even more children into their home. 
  • CBS 8 congratulates Philip Rivers, named 2012 Walter Payton NFL man of the year award finalist

    CBS 8 congratulates Philip Rivers, named 2012 Walter Payton NFL man of the year award finalist

    Monday, February 13 2012 6:38 PM EST2012-02-13 23:38:03 GMT
    San Diego Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers is recognized for his contributions and commitment to San Diego's abused, neglected and abandoned children. 
    San Diego Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers is recognized for his contributions and commitment to San Diego's abused, neglected and abandoned children. 
  • Hoping Philip Rivers wins NFL Man of the Year Award

    Hoping Philip Rivers wins NFL Man of the Year Award

    Tuesday, January 31 2012 9:03 PM EST2012-02-01 02:03:37 GMT
    The Chargers aren't playing in the Super Bowl, but Philip Rivers will be a part of the festivities in Indianapolis. He's been named a finalist for the NFL's annual Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. 
    The Chargers aren't playing in the Super Bowl, but quarterback Philip Rivers will be a part of the festivities in Indianapolis. He's been named a finalist for the NFL's annual Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. 
  • La Shara and her six children share their success story

    La Shara and her six children share their success story

    Monday, December 12 2011 4:53 PM EST2011-12-12 21:53:12 GMT
    If you've ever thought about adopting, and have wondered how you'd manage with an extra child, or two, or three, this local mom just might be the inspiration you need. 
    If you've ever thought about adopting, and have wondered how you'd manage with an extra child, or two, or three, this local mom just might be the inspiration you need. 
  • 2012 "Join the Team" Calendar unveiled at Charger game

    2012 "Join the Team" Calendar unveiled at Charger game

    Sunday, November 27 2011 10:36 PM EST2011-11-28 03:36:29 GMT
    They're rough, tough and all business on the field, but off the field, Chargers players have a soft spot in their heart for kids. 
    They're rough, tough and all business on the field, but off the field, Chargers players have a soft spot in their heart for kids. 
  • Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month

    Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month

    Friday, November 18 2011 10:30 PM EST2011-11-19 03:30:46 GMT
    November is National Adoption Awareness Month. In any given month, there are on average 50 to 75 children, from toddlers to teens, waiting for an adoptive home in San Diego County. 
    November is National Adoption Awareness Month. In any given month, there are on average 50 to 75 children, from toddlers to teens, waiting for an adoptive home in San Diego County. 
  • Savannah's Success Story

    Savannah's Success Story

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:43 AM EST2011-11-15 11:43:42 GMT
    There's a lot of talk of love in the air in honor of Valentine's Day and a local woman says her heart never knew what love really was before she became a mom. This is Savannah's success story. 
    There's a lot of talk of love in the air in honor of Valentine's Day and a local woman says her heart never knew what love really was before she became a mom. This is Savannah's success story. 
  • Success Story: Jordan is thriving in his forever home

    Success Story: Jordan is thriving in his forever home

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:43 AM EST2011-11-15 11:43:36 GMT
    In this Adopt 8, you will see how the stability and support of a loving parent can transform a child's life. This is the Adopt 8 Success Story of five-year-old Jordan and his mom Maureen. 
    In this Adopt 8, you will see how the stability and support of a loving parent can transform a child's life. This is the Adopt 8 Success Story of five-year-old Jordan and his mom Maureen. 
  • Nataly's Success Story

    Nataly's Success Story

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:43 AM EST2011-11-15 11:43:28 GMT
    The parents profiled in this Adopt 8 say they asked each other a few years ago: what is life all about? 
    The parents profiled in this Adopt 8 say they asked each other a few years ago: what is life all about? Their answer was making a difference in someone's life and that, they have done. They say that adopting their daughter Nataly has made a priceless difference in their own lives, as well. 
  • April living in emergency shelter, hoping to find a home

    April living in emergency shelter, hoping to find a home

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:42 AM EST2011-11-15 11:42:58 GMT
    She's counting the days that she's had to live in an emergency shelter and 11-year-old April, who's turning 12 next month, is hoping she just might be able to celebrate her birthday in a new home. 
    She's counting the days that she's had to live in an emergency shelter and 11-year-old April, who's turning 12 next month, is hoping she just might be able to celebrate her birthday in a new home. Meet April whose positive outlook on life is keeping her going through this challenging time. 
  • 3 siblings in emergency shelter, desperate to find a forever home

    3 siblings in emergency shelter, desperate to find a forever home

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:42 AM EST2011-11-15 11:42:41 GMT
    They'd like parents to tuck them in at night and read them bedtime stories, but instead three local siblings are living in an emergency children's shelter in a dorm-like setting. 
    They'd like parents to tuck them in at night and read them bedtime stories, but instead three local siblings are living in an emergency children's shelter in a dorm-like setting. Meet Dylan, Gavin and Emma, who are counting on a forever family to give them the happy home they deserve. 
  • Samantha's Success Story: Wish made 2 years ago came true

    Samantha's Success Story: Wish made 2 years ago came true

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:42 AM EST2011-11-15 11:42:14 GMT
    In April of 2009, News 8 featured an eight-year-old girl named Samantha in the Adopt 8 segment. 
    In April of 2009, News 8 featured an eight-year-old girl named Samantha in the Adopt 8 segment. She had been through nearly 20 placements, was two grade levels behind and was desperate to find a stable, loving home. But now, Samantha is thriving and her life's path has completely changed. 
  • Success Story: Kali

    Success Story: Kali

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:41 AM EST2011-11-15 11:41:02 GMT
    A fitting tribute in this Adopt 8 – for Mother's Day, we share with you an Adopt 8 success story about a local mom. 
    A fitting tribute in this Adopt 8 – for Mother's Day, we share with you an Adopt 8 success story about a local mom. She describes the true gift of motherhood and the impact her little girl has made, not only on her life, but her entire family's. 
  • Success Story: Four sisters find their forever family

    Success Story: Four sisters find their forever family

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:40 AM EST2011-11-15 11:40:52 GMT
    Ana, Karla, Vanessa and Yessenia were the envy of their peers posing with Philip Rivers, but as happy as they were, there was just as much sadness in their lives without a home to call their home. 
    Ana, Karla, Vanessa and Yessenia were the envy of their peers posing with Philip Rivers, but as happy as they were, there was just as much sadness in their lives without a home to call their home. 
  • News 8's Marcella Lee honored with special award

    News 8's Marcella Lee honored with special award

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:39 AM EST2011-11-15 11:39:23 GMT
    News 8's Marcella Lee was recognized Saturday for her work on Adopt 8. 
    News 8's Marcella Lee was recognized Saturday for her work on Adopt 8. 
  • 11-year-old Ramzi hoping to score a forever family

    11-year-old Ramzi hoping to score a forever family

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:38 AM EST2011-11-15 11:38:53 GMT
    Ramzi knows dreams do come true. His sister has been adopted and is now out of the foster care system. 
    Ramzi knows dreams do come true. His sister has been adopted and is now out of the foster care system. News 8 first met Ramzi in July 2010, but one year later he is still waiting for his turn to find a forever family. Now, we re-introduce this growing boy who is yearning for a home to call his own. 
  • Three-year-old Angel's Success Story

    Three-year-old Angel's Success Story

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:36 AM EST2011-11-15 11:36:19 GMT
    A local couple decided to adopt and give the gift of family to a child in need. But as it turns out, they say he has been the true gift. This is Angel's success story, after a rough start in life. 
    A local couple decided to adopt and give the gift of family to a child in need. But as it turns out, they say he has been the true gift. This is Angel's success story, after a rough start in life. 
  • Four-year-old Nhalani's Success Story

    Four-year-old Nhalani's Success Story

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:36 AM EST2011-11-15 11:36:10 GMT
    When you decide to adopt, you wait and wait for the call that you have been matched with a child. You never know when it's going to happen and for one local mom, her daughter arrived on Christmas Eve. 
    When you decide to adopt, you wait and wait for the call that you have been matched with a child. You never know when it's going to happen and for one local mom, her daughter arrived on Christmas Eve, making it an extra special holiday that year. This is Nhalani's success story. 
  • 9-year-old Jamon still waiting to find his forever family

    9-year-old Jamon still waiting to find his forever family

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:35 AM EST2011-11-15 11:35:48 GMT
    He has been in and out of foster care as long as he can remember and he knows no other life. News 8 first featured Jamon on Adopt 8 two years ago, but he is still waiting for a forever home. 
    He has been in and out of foster care as long as he can remember and he knows no other life. News 8 first featured Jamon on Adopt 8 two years ago, but he is still waiting for a forever home. Now, we catch up with Jamon, who is hoping there's a family out there that will love him for who he is. 
  • Rose's Success Story

    Rose's Success Story

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:35 AM EST2011-11-15 11:35:39 GMT
    A local couple that first talked about adopting years ago, can finally say their dream has come true. 
    A local couple that first talked about adopting years ago, can finally say their dream has come true. They always wanted to have a boy and a girl and now they do thanks to the gift of adoption. And their journey led them to their daughter Rose. 
  • Anthony and Joshua's Success Story

    Anthony and Joshua's Success Story

    Tuesday, November 15 2011 6:34 AM EST2011-11-15 11:34:49 GMT
    This local family decided to double the size of their brood through adoption.
     
    This local family decided to double the size of their brood through adoption. They went from two kids to four and say life is now a lot more fun and fulfilling.  This is Anthony and Joshua's success story. 
  • "Spring Fling" event connects families with kids in need

    "Spring Fling" event connects families with kids in need

    Monday, June 6 2011 2:23 PM EDT2011-06-06 19:23:11 GMT
    Local families looking to adopt got a unique opportunity Saturday to meet children in need of a loving forever home at a special "Spring Fling" event. 
    Local families looking to adopt got a unique opportunity Saturday to meet children in need of a loving forever home at a special "Spring Fling" event. 
  • Success Story: 3 siblings join a loving & large forever family

    Success Story: 3 siblings join a loving & large forever family

    Monday, May 2 2011 6:58 PM EDT2011-05-02 23:58:18 GMT
    After having seven biological kids and taking in more than 30 foster kids since 1984, a San Diego couple decided it was time to make some permanent additions. 
    After having seven biological kids and taking in more than 30 foster kids since 1984, a San Diego couple decided it was time to make some permanent additions. They watched an Adopt 8 story two years ago and just knew they couldn't let the three siblings featured continue life without a place to call home. 
  • Brody's success story after being safely surrendered

    Brody's success story after being safely surrendered

    Monday, January 31 2011 6:53 PM EST2011-01-31 23:53:26 GMT
    The Safe Surrender Law allows mothers to give up their babies legally, confidentially and without fear of prosecution, within 72 hours of giving birth. 
    The Safe Surrender Law allows mothers to give up their babies legally, confidentially and without fear of prosecution, within 72 hours of giving birth. In 2009, 52 babies were safely surrendered in California. One of them, a little boy named Brody. This is his Adopt 8 success story. 
  • Success Story: Sisters Ohana and Lynn Ann find their forever home

    Success Story: Sisters Ohana and Lynn Ann find their forever home

    Monday, January 3 2011 7:01 PM EST2011-01-04 00:01:41 GMT
    The New Year brings new hope for Adopt 8 children, still waiting to find their forever families and to inspire families to consider expanding their families through adoption. 
    The New Year brings new hope for Adopt 8 children, still waiting to find their forever families and to inspire families to consider expanding their families through adoption. And for the start of 2011, here is an Adopt 8 success story. Meet a local couple that felt called to adopt. They now have two beautiful daughters who are thriving, since finding the love and stability they deserve. 
  • Tre's Success Story: Generations in the making

    Tre's Success Story: Generations in the making

    Monday, November 22 2010 7:17 PM EST2010-11-23 00:17:03 GMT
    Six-year-old Tre has found his forever family and it was a decision his grandfather made many years ago, which inspired his parents to adopt. 
    Six-year-old Tre has found his forever family and it was a decision his grandfather made many years ago, which inspired his parents to adopt. This is Tre's success story that has been generations in the making. 
  • “Join the Team" 2011 calendar unveiled at Chargers game

    “Join the Team" 2011 calendar unveiled at Chargers game

    Tuesday, November 2 2010 7:51 PM EDT2010-11-02 23:51:24 GMT
    The Adopt 8 kids celebrated with the Chargers at their game on Sunday, October 31 at the Q, where the "Join the Team" 2011 calendar was unveiled. 
    The Adopt 8 kids celebrated with the Chargers at their game on Sunday, October 31 at the Q, where the "Join the Team" 2011 calendar was unveiled. 
  • Success Story: Adriana & Adan are thankful for their forever family

    Success Story: Adriana & Adan are thankful for their forever family

    Tuesday, October 12 2010 7:15 PM EDT2010-10-13 00:15:57 GMT
    At this point in their lives, these kids realize just how fortunate they are to have found a forever family. 
    At this point in their lives, these kids realize just how fortunate they are to have found a forever family. Siblings Adriana and Adan were eager to express their heartfelt thanks to their parents for giving them the gift of family. 
  • Success Story: Alecia's dreams come true

    Success Story: Alecia's dreams come true

    Monday, September 20 2010 6:22 PM EDT2010-09-20 23:22:53 GMT
    It's just amazing to see the transformation a 15-year-old girl named Alecia has made over these past two years. 
    It's just amazing to see the transformation a 15-year-old girl named Alecia has made over these past two years. When News 8 first introduced her in August of 2008, she was living a life of uncertainty and had moved four different times in three short years. But now, Alecia has found the stability and love she'd always dreamed of having - here is her success story. 
  • 8-year-old Salvador eager to find a Forever Family

    8-year-old Salvador eager to find a Forever Family

    Tuesday, September 7 2010 8:30 PM EDT2010-09-08 01:30:44 GMT
    Eight-year-old Salvador loves to rap and has given himself the nickname "Lil' Sal". He's quite a character -- happy, energetic and a resilient little boy. 
    Eight-year-old Salvador loves to rap and has given himself the nickname "Lil' Sal". He's quite a character -- happy, energetic and a resilient little boy, especially when you consider he's had to move nine different times in his short eight years. 
  • Success Story: Shane's amazing transformation

    Success Story: Shane's amazing transformation

    Monday, August 16 2010 11:03 PM EDT2010-08-17 04:03:46 GMT
    Ten-year-old Shane is one of the most honest and reflective kids featured in an Adopt 8 success story. The appreciation he has for his mom will melt your heart. Meet Shane and his mom who hope their story 
  • 10-year-old Ramzi hoping to score a forever family

    10-year-old Ramzi hoping to score a forever family

    Monday, July 26 2010 2:11 PM EDT2010-07-26 19:11:29 GMT
    He knows dreams do come true. His sister has been adopted and is now out of the foster care system, but it's left 10-year-old Ramzi wondering when he'll get his turn to be part of a forever family. 
    He knows dreams do come true. His sister has been adopted and is now out of the foster care system, but it's left 10-year-old Ramzi wondering when he'll get his turn to be part of a forever family. 
  • Success Story: John and Bethany find a loving home

    Success Story: John and Bethany find a loving home

    Monday, July 5 2010 7:23 PM EDT2010-07-06 00:23:45 GMT
    It was right around this time on a Sunday night back in the year 2000 that a local couple saw an Adopt 8 story that changed their lives. 
    It was right around this time on a Sunday night back in the year 2000 that a local couple saw an Adopt 8 story that changed their lives. It inspired them to expand their family through adoption. Now, they share their success story in the hopes it will encourage others to open their hearts and homes to children still waiting to find their forever family. 
  • Success Story: Anita hopes her success story inspires families to adopt older kids

    Success Story: Anita hopes her success story inspires families to adopt older kids

    Monday, June 14 2010 5:40 PM EDT2010-06-14 22:40:09 GMT
    Many people who consider adopting a child want to bring home a baby or toddler. But there are so many older kids, currently in foster care, who are waiting to find a family of their own. 
    Many people who consider adopting a child want to bring home a baby or toddler. But there are so many older kids, currently in foster care, who are waiting to find a family of their own - children like Anita who was 11 when she found her mom Kathryn. 
  • 8-year-old Jacob in need of a permanent home

    8-year-old Jacob in need of a permanent home

    Monday, May 24 2010 3:34 PM EDT2010-05-24 20:34:47 GMT
    The little boy you're about to meet is sweet, but shy, and it makes him that much more endearing. Jacob is respectful, takes direction well and is eager to please. 
    The little boy you're about to meet is sweet, but shy, and it makes him that much more endearing. Jacob is respectful, takes direction well and is eager to please. 
  • "Heart Gallery" portraits inspiring families to adopt

    "Heart Gallery" portraits inspiring families to adopt

    Monday, May 17 2010 7:03 PM EDT2010-05-18 00:03:37 GMT
    They are pictures meant to tug at your heart strings, and they're on display right now in San Diego County adoptions' Heart Gallery, which is made possible by volunteer photographers. 
    They are pictures meant to tug at your heart strings, and they're on display right now in San Diego County adoptions' Heart Gallery, which is made possible by volunteer photographers. And, there is one local portrait photographer who is hoping her lens will lead to lifelong love for the foster children she has photographed. 
  • Success Story: Celebrating Morgan's success story on Mother's Day

    Success Story: Celebrating Morgan's success story on Mother's Day

    Monday, May 10 2010 7:52 PM EDT2010-05-11 00:52:11 GMT
    One local mom couldn't be more thankful for the gift of her one-year-old daughter and as she celebrates Mother's Day with her baby girl. 
    One local mom couldn't be more thankful for the gift of her one-year-old daughter and as she celebrates Mother's Day with her baby girl. She is also commending her daughter's birth mom for her selfless act. Meet Morgan in this Adopt 8 success story. 
  • Success Story: Triple Blessing For A Local Couple

    Success Story: Triple Blessing For A Local Couple

    Jan 13, 2009 11:08 PM 2010-05-11 00:10:00 GMT
    For the couple profiled in this Adopt 8, a night of watching television changed their lives forever. Meet Jim and Michele whose hearts were touched by a CBS holiday show. 
    For the couple profiled in this Adopt 8, a night of watching television changed their lives forever. Meet Jim and Michele whose hearts were touched by a CBS holiday show. 
  • 7-Year-Old Jamon Is Eager To Find A Forever Family

    7-Year-Old Jamon Is Eager To Find A Forever Family

    Monday, February 1 2010 6:21 PM EST2010-02-01 23:21:43 GMT
    It has been eight months since News 8 first profiled a little boy named Jamon. 
    It has been eight months since News 8 first profiled a little boy named Jamon.  And in that time, he's had a birthday, has transitioned from first grade to second and has gone through Thanksgiving and Christmas, all without finding a forever family. 
  • 8-Year-Old Abel is searching for a Forever Family

    8-Year-Old Abel is searching for a Forever Family

    Monday, November 23 2009 4:56 PM EST2009-11-23 21:56:33 GMT
    The eight-year-old boy you're about to meet makes friends really easily, but it takes him a while to trust adults. 
    The eight-year-old boy you're about to meet makes friends really easily, but it takes him a while to trust adults. Rightly so - his hopes have been dashed too many times for him to count, and so far in his short life, no one has come through for him. 
  • Adopt 8 kids of 2011 still searching for forever homes

    Adopt 8 kids of 2011 still searching for forever homes

    Tuesday, December 27 2011 5:07 PM EST2011-12-27 22:07:06 GMT
    This past year on Adopt 8, News 8 has featured 54 children - kids who are considered hard to place - because they're older, part of a sibling set or have special needs. 
    This past year on Adopt 8, News 8 has featured 54 children - kids who are considered hard to place - because they're older, part of a sibling set or have special needs. 
  • Philip Rivers donates 10 Chargers tickets to local foster kids

    Philip Rivers donates 10 Chargers tickets to local foster kids

    Tuesday, December 13 2011 8:12 PM EST2011-12-14 01:12:42 GMT
    It was a very special afternoon Sunday for some local foster children. 
    It was a very special afternoon Sunday for some local foster children. 
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