About The Tour

Every child deserves to know they are loved.


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. 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.

Why us? Why them? Why now?

Watch & find out.


Your gift can help put a family together.

Click here to find out how to support 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. That means that their parent's rights have been terminated or will be terminated and that they have a singular goal of being adopted. Beginning 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 using "Donate to a Specific Child" or by visiting 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

Select a Child

Meet the Kids

Elvis
Elvis

Male

DOB: 7/9/98

New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Krishon
Krishon

Male

DOB: 6/23/01
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by:

Marketsmith

Jazmeer
Jazmeer

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

Luis
Luis

Male

DOB: 12/19/95
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: The UWT Crew

Quatrel
Quatrel

Male

DOB: 11/22/99
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Zymir
Zymir

Male

DOB: 8/24/00
New Jersey
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Catherine
Catherine

Female

DOB: 2/28/99
Pennsylvania
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Jaimie
Jaimie

Male

DOB: 5/30/97
Pennsylvania
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by Anonymous

Anna
Anna

Female

DOB: 3/23/00
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Danessa
Danessa

Female

DOB: 10/26/95
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Guardian Angels from New Jersey

Dylan
Dylan

Male

DOB: 9/18/00
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Eddie
Eddie

Male

DOB: 6/25/99
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Evan
Evan

Male

9/30/05
Ohio
Adoption Status: MATCHED
Sponsored by You?

Samantha
Samantha

Female

DOB: 10/25/00
Ohio
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Abbi Lynn
Abbi Lynn

Female

DOB: 4/26/00
Michigan
Adoption Status: MATCHED
Sponsored by: Leggs 4 Christ

April
April

Female

DOB: 4/10/97
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Christian
Christian

Male

DOB: 12/19/00
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Harley
Harley

Male

DOB: 12/13/04
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Jacob H
Jacob H

Male

DOB: 8/9/02
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by USAdopt

Janelle
Janelle

Female

9/9/98
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Koda
Koda

Male

DOB: 11/4/02
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: One Simple Wish

Lakenyei
Lakenyei

Female

DOB: 6/2/02
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Tre'Vone
Tre'Vone

Male

DOB: 4/10/98
Michigan
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Felicity
Felicity

Female

DOB: 2/6/01
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

Male

DOB: 1/4/01
Washington
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Rielee
Rielee

Female

DOB: 9/9/02
Washington
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Angelica
Angelica

Female

DOB: 5/5/98
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Anphany
Anphany

Male

DOB: 3/14/98
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Ebony
Ebony

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

Gaven
Gaven

Male

DOB: 1/1/00
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by:

FCFfinalcolor

Maritza
Maritza

Female

DOB: 9/15/08
Texas
Adoption Status: MATCHED

Sponsored by:

FCFfinalcolor

Tristan
Tristan

Male

DOB: 7/26/03
Texas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Devin
Devin

Male

DOB: 10/9/01
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Michael
Michael

Male

DOB: 10/10/01
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Taylor
Taylor

Female

DOB: 3/7/01
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Treyson
Treyson

Male

DOB: 8/10/05
Arkansas
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by Anonymous

Amanda
Amanda

Female

DOB: 11/9/98
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Crystal
Crystal

Female

DOB: 8/26/97
Florida
Adoption Status: MATCHED
Sponsored by You?

Sapphire
Sapphire

Female

DOB: 3/9/00
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Dyamond
Dyamond

Female

DOB: 9/8/97
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Dakota
Dakota

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

Emily
Emily

Female

DOB: 8/13/99
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Hunter
Hunter

Male

DOB: 12/22/07
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Kylashia
Kylashia

Female

DOB: 10/28/99
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Anonymous

Michael L.
Michael L.

Male

DOB: 3/21/98
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Full Circle

Richard
Richard

Male

DOB: 12/21/06
Florida
Adoption Status: MATCHED
Sponsored by You?

Zachary
Zachary

Male

DOB: 12/17/99
Florida
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Carlos
Carlos

Male

DOB: 1/29/00
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Charlie
Charlie

Male

DOB: 5/13/02
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: ETS employees through ETS Employee Community Action Fund

Cody
Cody

Male

DOB: 11/2/04
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by Anonymous

Jacob
Jacob

Male

DOB: 11/17/96
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: Gletow Family

Jake
Jake

Male

DOB: 1/24/01
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Jenise
Jenise

Female

DOB: 9/13/99
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Jon-Neaya
Jon-Neaya

Female

DOB: 11/1/00
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: ETS employees through ETS Employee Community Action Fund

Kayley
Kayley

Female

DOB: 12/31/98

Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: The Sullivan Family

Nizia
Nizia

Male

DOB: 2/9/99

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

Savaneeda
Savaneeda

Female

DOB: 10/16/97
Rhode Island
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by: ETS employees through ETS Employee Community Action Fund

Lariah
Lariah

Female

DOB: 10/13/05
Massachusetts
Adoption Status: Available
Sponsored by You?

Shyheim
Shyheim

Male

DOB: 7/7/04
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

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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

Hasbro logo   
      Wells Fargo logo

Volkswagen Group


Category Sponsors


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Events

Toyota - Let's Go Places


Hotels
Starwood

Energy

bai

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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