About The Program

Every child deserves to know they are loved.


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Since 2008, One Simple Wish has been granting simple wishes for children in foster care throughout the US. In June 2014, One Simple Wish set out to make the ULTIMATE WISH come true. We traveled over 7,000 miles over 6 weeks to highlight the stories of 75 children in foster care waiting for a family to call their own.  Now we need your help. Read through their stories. Offer your support. We are not asking you to do everything, but we are asking you to do something. Because every child deserves to know they are loved.

"Fitting In"

A film about all the ways anyone can change a child's life for
the better.


You can give a child hope.

Click here to find out how to support a child waiting for a family to call their own.

 

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Every child deserves a family.

Meet the Kids


Right now there are over 100,000 children in the United States who are legally free for adoption. That means that their parent's rights have been terminated or will be terminated and that they have a singular goal of being adopted. On June 20, 2014, the One Simple Wish crew began a 7,000 mile journey to help find families and a loving network of support for 75 of them. On this site you can see the faces & the stories behind each child through videos, photos and more.

We need your help to ensure every child knows they are loved. You can support a child right now by simply clicking on their profile below, donating to a specific child's wish list here or by visiting Get Involved to lend your voice.


 


Meet the Kids

Elvis
Elvis

DOB: 7/9/98 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available

Krishon
Krishon

DOB: 6/23/01 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available

Jazmeer
Jazmeer

DOB: 1/27/00 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: MATCHED

Luis
Luis

DOB: 12/19/95 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available

Quatrel
Quatrel

DOB: 11/22/99 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available

Zymir
Zymir

DOB: 8/24/00 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available

Catherine
Catherine

DOB: 2/28/99 | Female
Pennsylvania
Adoption Status: Available

Jaimie
Jaimie

DOB: 5/30/97 | Female
Pennsylvania
Adoption Status: Available

Anna
Anna

DOB: 3/23/00 | Female
Ohio
Adoption Status: MATCHED

Danessa
Danessa

DOB: 10/26/95 | Female
Ohio
Adoption Status: MATCHED

Brian
Brian

DOB: 7/20/2006 | Male
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available

Dylan
Dylan

DOB: 9/18/00 | Male
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available

Eddie
Eddie

DOB: 6/25/99 | Male
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available

Evan
Evan

DOB: 9/30/05 | Male
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available

Marcus
Marcus

DOB: 3/22/09 | Male
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available

Samantha
Samantha

DOB: 10/25/00 | Female
Ohio
Adoption Status: PLACED

Will
Will

DOB: 6/29/2003 | Male
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available

Abbi Lynn
Abbi Lynn

DOB: 4/26/00 | Female
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available

April
April

DOB: 4/10/97 | Female
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available

Christian
Christian

DOB: 12/19/00 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available

Harley
Harley

DOB: 12/13/04 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available

Jacob H
Jacob H

DOB: 8/9/02 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: MATCHED

Janelle
Janelle

DOB:9/9/98 | Female
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available

Koda
Koda

DOB: 11/4/02 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available

Lakenyei
Lakenyei

DOB: 6/2/02 | Female
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available

Tre'Vone
Tre'Vone

DOB: 4/10/98 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available

Felicity
Felicity

DOB: 2/6/01 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available

Elemmar
Elemmar

DOB: 03/99 | Female
California
Adoption Status: Available

Holly
Holly

DOB: 12/01 | Female
California
Adoption Status: Available

Jeffery
Jeffery

DOB: 03/00 | Male
California
Adoption Status: Available

Kirsten
Kirsten

DOB: 01/98 | Female
California
Adoption Status: Available

Matthew
Matthew

DOB: 03/02 | Male
California
Adoption Status: Available

Rosalynn
Rosalynn

DOB: 09/95 | Female
California
Adoption Status: Available

Toby
Toby

DOB: 2002 | Male
California
Adoption Status: Available

Scott
Scott

DOB: 1/4/01 | Male
Washington
Adoption Status: MATCHED

Rielee
Rielee

DOB: 9/9/02 | Female
Washington
Adoption Status: Available

Angelica
Angelica

DOB: 5/5/98 | Female
Texas
Adoption Status: Available

Ebony
Ebony

DOB: 2003 | Female
Texas
Adoption Status: Available

Gaven
Gaven

DOB: 1/1/00 | Male
Texas
Adoption Status: Available

Maritza
Maritza

DOB: 9/15/08 | Female
Texas
Adoption Status: Available

Tristan
Tristan

DOB: 7/26/03 | Male
Texas
Adoption Status: Available

Devin
Devin

DOB: 10/9/01 | Male
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available

Michael
Michael

DOB: 10/10/01 | Male
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available

Taylor
Taylor

DOB: 3/7/01 | Female
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available

Treyson
Treyson

DOB: 8/10/05 | Male
Arkansas
Adoption Status: MATCHED

Amanda
Amanda

DOB: 11/9/98 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: MATCHED

Sapphire
Sapphire

DOB: 3/9/00 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available

Dyamond
Dyamond

DOB: 9/8/97 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available

Emily
Emily

DOB: 8/13/99 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available

Hunter
Hunter

DOB: 12/22/07 | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Available

Kylashia
Kylashia

DOB: 10/28/99 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available

Michael L.
Michael L.

DOB: 3/21/98 | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Available

Richard
Richard

DOB: 12/21/06 | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Available

Zachary
Zachary

DOB: 12/17/99 | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Available

Carlos
Carlos

DOB: 1/29/00 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: MATCHED

Charlie
Charlie

DOB: 5/13/02 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available

Cody
Cody

DOB: 11/2/04 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available

Jacob
Jacob

DOB: 11/17/96 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available

Jake
Jake

DOB: 1/24/01 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available

Jenise
Jenise

DOB: 9/13/99 | Female
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available

Jon-Neaya
Jon-Neaya

DOB: 11/1/00 | Female
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available

Kayley
Kayley

DOB: 12/31/98 | Female
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: PLACED

Nizia
Nizia

DOB: 2/9/99 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available

Savaneeda
Savaneeda

DOB: 10/16/97 | Female
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available

Lariah
Lariah

DOB: 10/13/05 | Female
Massachusetts
Adoption Status: Available

Shyheim
Shyheim

DOB: 7/7/04 | Male
Massachusetts
Adoption Status: Available

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A Journey to Create Forever Families

The Journey

One Simple Wish traveled more than 6,000 miles across the United States to introduce 75 children who are legally free for adoption. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter using #ultimatewish


Ultimate Wish Tour Map


List of Stops on the Journey

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6/22-Trenton, NJ
6/24-Pittsburgh, PA
6/26-Cleveland, OH*
6/27-Cincinnati, OH
6/29-Detroit, MI
7/2-Lincoln, NE*
7/5-Denver, CO
7/8-Albuquerque, NM
7/12-Los Angeles, CA
7/18-San Antonio, TX
7/21-Little Rock, AR
7/24-Jacksonville, FL
7/26-Charlotte, NC
7/28-Washington, DC*
7/30-Providence, RI

 

*Indicates an event being held where no children are being featured. For more details on these events, please contact us.

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The power of collaboration

Who’s In

One Simple Wish believes in the power of collaboration. The Ultimate Wish Tour would not be possible without the following amazing individuals, groups and organizations.

 


Official Sponsors

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      Wells Fargo logo

Volkswagen Group


 

 


Celebs & Notables

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Leigh Anne Tuohy (of The Blind Side)



 


Agencies & Organizations

Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption
Adopt Us Kids

National Adoption Center
Adoption Rhode Island


 


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Get Involved

One Simple Wish’s team is crazy-passionate and super hard-working but we CANNOT do this alone. We need your help to raise awareness, spread love, and find families and support for our kids.


How Can You Help?

1. Support a child's birthday, holiday and educational/employment needs by donating to their individual campaigns here. Funds collected will be dispersed four times per year to each child.
2. Visit Meet The Kids and show your support to a child by granting them a wish, offering words of encouragement or inquiring about adoption!
3. SPREAD THE WORD! Use social media to follow the journey and share the children's stories using #ultimatewish on Twitter & Facebook. On each child's profile page, you also have the option to share their story - do it!


 

Get The Shirt & Show Your Love

Five options: a ladies tank, ladie's tee, men’s tee & children's tee & toddler tee!
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Resources


Ultimate Wish Tour Resources

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Ultimate Wish Tour Press Release

Foster Care & Adoption Resources

One Simple Wish has compiled a wealth of useful information from our friends and partners. We hope this information helps answer some questions. And, if you have more, you can always contact us at ultimatewish@onesimplewish.org.

» Finding Forever Families: A Step-by-Step Guide to Adoption

Dave Thomas Foundation For AdoptionAre you thinking about foster care adoption? “Finding Forever Families” is a concise and effective road map for adoptive parents to help you comfortably navigate the process. The guide answers general questions about foster care adoption, explains how to begin the process, and walks you through the steps. Includes a glossary of adoption terms, agency referrals, and heartwarming stories of successful adoptions.
(Provided here with permission from Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption)


Adopt Us Kids» State-by-State Adoption & Foster Care Information

» Common Myths About Foster Care & Adoption

(NOTE: These links will take you to a page on the AdoptUSKids website)


Grant A Child's Simple Wish!

» Find out how you can make a simple wish come true for a child in foster care.

(NOTE: This link will take you to One Simple Wish's website.)


Court Appointed Special Advocate for ChildrenBe a voice for a foster child!

» Find out more about becoming a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

(NOTE: This link will take you to a page on the National CASA website)


Stories from Real Families


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