About The Tour

Every child deserves a family.


One Simple Wish - Ultimate Wish Tour

For more than 5 years One Simple Wish has been granting simple wishes for children in foster care throughout the US. Now we want to make the ultimate wish come true – We want to find up to 100 foster children a forever family and we're going to travel over 6,000 miles in 6 weeks this summer to do it.

Why us? Why them? Why now?

Watch & find out.


Your gift can help put a family together.

Click here to find out how to sponsor a child on The Ultimate Wish Tour

 

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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. Beginning on June 20, 2014, the One Simple Wish crew will embark on a journey to help find families and a loving network of support for up to 100 of them. As we travel we’ll unveil the faces & the stories behind each child and you'll get to see videos, photos and more during inspiring events in cities across the nation.

But you don't have to wait for our journey to begin! Support a child now by simply clicking on their profile below or go to Get Involved to lend your voice.

Watch! Check out inspiring videos from families created by adoption and find more foster care and adoption resources here.


Donate to a Specific Child


Meet the Kids

Elvis
Elvis

16 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Imani
Imani

16 | Female
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by Anonymous

Krishon
Krishon

13 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by:

Marketsmith

Jazmeer
Jazmeer

14 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonyous

Luis
Luis

18 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Kelly, Ethan, and Dustin

Quatrel
Quatrel

15 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Zymir
Zymir

13 | Male
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Catherine
Catherine

15 | Female
Pennsylvania
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Jaimie
Jaimie

17| Male
Pennsylvania
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by Anonymous

Walter
Walter

14 | Male
Pennsylvania
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Anna
Anna

14 | Female
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Danessa
Danessa

18 | Female
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Guardian Angels from New Jersey

Dylan
Dylan

13 | Male
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Eddie
Eddie

15 | Male
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Evan
Evan

8 | Male
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Samantha
Samantha

13 | Female
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Abbi Lynn
Abbi Lynn

14| Female
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Leggs 4 Christ

April
April

18 | Female
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Christian
Christian

13 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Harley
Harley

10 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Jacob H
Jacob H

12 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by USAdopt

Jalen
Jalen

13 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Janelle
Janelle

16 | Female
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Koda
Koda

11 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: One Simple Wish

Lakenyei
Lakenyei

15 | Female
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Tre'Vone
Tre'Vone

16 | Male
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Jose
Jose

11 | Male
Colorado
Adoption Status: PLACED
Sponsored by Farm Fresh Direct

Felicity
Felicity

13 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Abigail
Abigail

14 | Female
California
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Elemmar
Elemmar

15 | Female
California
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Holly
Holly

13| Female
California
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Jeffery
Jeffery

14| Male
California
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Kirsten
Kirsten

16 | Female
California
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Matthew
Matthew

12 | Male
California
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Rosalynn
Rosalynn

15 | Female
California
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Toby
Toby

12 | Male
California
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Scott
Scott

13 | Male
Washington
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Rielee
Rielee

11 | Female
Washington
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Angelica
Angelica

16 | Female
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Anphany
Anphany

16 | Male
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Ebony
Ebony

11 | Female
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Gaven
Gaven

14 | Male
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by:

FCFfinalcolor

Maritza
Maritza

5 | Female
Texas
Adoption Status: Placed 

Sponsored by:

FCFfinalcolor

Shirley
Shirley

17 | Female
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Tristan
Tristan

10 | Male
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Devin
Devin

12 | Male
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Michael
Michael

12 | Male
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Taylor
Taylor

13 | Female
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Sierra
Sierra

17 | Female
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Treyson
Treyson

8 | Male
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by Anonymous

Amanda
Amanda

15 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Bonnie
Bonnie

14 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Crystal
Crystal

16 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Bryce
Bryce

1o | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Sapphire
Sapphire

14 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Dyamond
Dyamond

16 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Dakota
Dakota

13 | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Matched
Sponsored by You?

Emily
Emily

14 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Hunter
Hunter

6 | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Kylashia
Kylashia

15 | Female
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Michael L.
Michael L.

16 | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Full Circle

Richard
Richard

7 | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Zachary
Zachary

14 | Male
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Eric
Eric

12 | Male
North Carolina
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Carlos
Carlos

14 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Charlie
Charlie

11 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Cody
Cody

15 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by Anonymous

Jacob
Jacob

17 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Gletow Family

Jake
Jake

13 | Male
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Jenise
Jenise

14 | Female
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Jon-Neaya
Jon-Neaya

14 | Female
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Kayley
Kayley

15 | Female
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: The Sullivan Family

Nizia
Nizia

15 | Male | Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Eileen, Steve, Melissa and Brian

Savaneeda
Savaneeda

16 | Female
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Lariah
Lariah

8 | Female
Massachusetts
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Shyheim
Shyheim

10 | Male
Massachusetts
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

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A Journey to Create Forever Families

The Journey

One Simple Wish will travel more than 6,000 miles across the United States to introduce up to 100 children who are legally free for adoption. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter using #ultimatewish


Ultimate Wish Tour Map


List of Stops on the Journey

Follow Us on Twitter!


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
8/1-Springfield, MA

 

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

View Our Photo Gallery! »


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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

Hasbro logo   
      Wells Fargo logo

Volkswagen Group


Category Sponsors


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Hotels
Starwood

Energy

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Energy

Farm Fresh Direct


Energy
KIND snacks


Media
Expressway Productions

 


Celebs & Notables

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Leigh Anne Tuohy (of The Blind Side)



Mile Sponsors

Check out the amazing people who have helped us get this far.  Want to join this crew?  Sponsor a Mile.


Anna Falvo
Anne Harvey Kilburn
Anonymous (28)
Bernadette Nolan
Betty Harris
Blake Melnick
Brenda & Ron Corrado
Brian A Flaherty
Bustamante Family
C. Steiner
Charlie Molnar
Chris Winter
Christine Botch
Cindy and Gil Phillips
Crotty Family
Daniel Stapelkamp
Danielle Gletow
deborah munson
D'Etta Muir
Donna Fein
Eric & Linda Hogan
Foster Parent
Freddie Malatesta
Good luck!
Helena Mannarino
Henri, Elana, Talia, and Aviva Taylor
In honor of Clarice Tinsley and Wednesday's Child DFW
In Honor of Linda Galowich

jackie gant
Jeannine Lesante Mazurkiwecz
Jeff, Debbie & Sara
Jen Grobels
Jennifer Brooks
Jennifer Cathrow
Jennifer Endrzejewski
Jessica Sharp
John D Gibbs
Jon, Jill, Gavin, & Tyler Nix
Josefina Alvarez
Kant Khatri
Karen Mineo
Kat Swift
Kathleen Brown
Kathy Apfelbeck
Kelly Franklin
Kelly Hicks
Kim Jakubicki
Kim Nelson
Kim Young.... The Bair Foundation
Kristal
Kyle & Julie Foley
Kylie Skinner
L Zambito
Larissa Gibbons
Lauren L.

Lindsey & Bryan Williams
Lisa Clark
Lisa Ogurkis Kerlavage
Magic Isreal
Maria Aumick & Joe Barley
Marianne Bilski
Marisol Portilla
Marissa & Clayton Roth
Marissa DeRogatis
Mary Anne  fanning
Mary Anne Mahoney
Maryann Savulich
Melinda Sachs
Melinda Sachs
Melissa Suopys
Mia & Lily Gletow
Michael Ogurkis Sr.
Michael Subhan
michelle parra
Miles and Mary
Monica DeJesus
Nicole
Nicole Lorimer
Nicole, Jon and Harper Kragh
Nikki & Adam Wyll
Pamela Shumate
Papa & Ema

Patsy
Patsy & Peter
Paula Welsh
Peyton Gelb
Ramona
Rob and Jodie
Robert Miller
Rosalie
Rose Marie Romaine
rt46chevrolet
Ruth & Todd Weibel
Sandra Arnold
Scott and Shannon
Scott Hoover and Nina Hoover
Sharon Altmeyer
Shirley Hooper
Sister :-)
Spread The Word
stacy
Sunshine!
Sydney Altmeyer
Tamara Rambus
Tara Smith
Tarasita
The Hadjis Family
The Rooney Family
The Wright Family
Trangucci Family
Wendy Wetzel

Mile sponsors updated 6/12/2014


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 & support for our kids.


How Can You Help?

1. Sponsor A Mile here.
2. Sponsor A Child below.
3. Visit Meet The Kids & pledge your support to a child using the "I Want To Support" button on their profile page. You can grant them a wish, offer words of encouragement or inquire about adoption!

And Don't Forget to 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 have the option to share their story - do it!


Sponsor A Mile

What you give:

$10 or more


What you get:

  1. Social media shout-out
  2. Name listed on tour website
  3. The great feeling of knowing you are helping find a home for a child!

Fundraising Websites - Crowdrise

Sponsor A Child*

What you give:

$1,000 (30 of 75 remaining)


What you get:

  1. Option to write personal letter or create a video for One Simple Wish to deliver to your sponsored child
  2. Name or Company logo in webisode featuring your sponsored child
  3. Name or Company Name on website in gallery section and child-specific profile
  4. 2 Official “Ultimate Wish Tour” T-shirts
  5. Lots of great karma!

*Child’s name, gender & location will be given to each sponsor by May 1.

 

You may also send a check to:
One Simple Wish
1977 North Olden Ave #292
Trenton, NJ 08618
ATTN: Child Sponsor

Get The Shirt

Five options: a ladies tank, ladie's tee, men’s tee & children's tee & toddler tee!
Available now through The Vanity Project.  Click to purchase.

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Resources


Ultimate Wish Tour Resources

Ultimate Wish Tour Logo

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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