Wednesday's Child

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Shara Park

Wednesday’s Child: Brothers AJ, William enjoy science, desire to be part of a family

AJ, 11, and William, 13, both enjoy science, but their personalities are quite different. The brothers have been in foster care for five years and desire to feel included and part of a family.
12 days ago
Susan at the GemStudio in Provo. (KSL-TV)...
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Wednesday’s Child: Susan, 18, wants a family to love, guide her through life

Susan, 18, is preparing to graduate from high school and go off to college. She has been in foster care for three and a half years, but is desperate to be adopted and have a family that will love, guide and support her through life.
1 month ago
Wednesday's Child is Domanic...
Shara Park

Wednesday’s Child: Domanic wants to connect with a family that loves him

At Bricks and Minifigs in South Jordan you’ll find a treasure trove of LEGO® sets. From special characters to exotic cars, it’s heaven on earth for 10-year-old Domanic.
2 months ago
On this week's Wednesday Child; 12-year-old Angel likes to be active and wants a family to care for...
Shara Park

Wednesday’s Child: Angel wants to be a big brother for a new family

On this week's Wednesday Child; 12-year-old Angel likes to be active and wants a family to care for while they do the same for him.
3 months ago
Red, meeting her future family for the first time in Lagoon....
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Wednesday’s Child: Red’s new forever family found on the East Coast

When 13-year-old Red entered foster care two years ago, she never imagined being adopted by a woman in New York, but today that’s exactly where Red is living.
3 months ago
Wednesday's Child Aria would love to play competitive soccer but the unpredictability of foster car...
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Wednesday’s Child: Ariah is looking for a strong mother-daughter bond

Ariah loves soccer and would love to play on a competitive soccer team but 16-year-old said the unpredictability that can come with living in foster care has made that difficult for the high schooler.
4 months ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Dalton dreams of being adopted after 13 years in foster care

Dalton, 18, has lived in foster care since he was 5 years old. He says he’d like parents who will help guide him into adulthood.
4 months ago
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Shara Park

Wednesday’s Child: Amen looking for active, engaged family to help him navigate school

On this week's Wednesday's Child, we introduce you to Amen, a 15-year-old boy who, when you first meet him, may hide his true personality inside. But once you get to know him, you'll see what a kind and funny young man he is.
5 months ago
Chevy with his family, Brian and Jen....
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Wednesday’s Child: Chevy, who dreams of becoming a game designer, has found his new home

In this week's Wednesday's Child, we follow up with Chovy, who has found his forever home with a new family and getting ready for college.
5 months ago
16-year-old Ayden at Red Butte Garden....
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Wednesday’s Child: Ayden hopes to be an author

For this week's Wednesday's Child, 16-year-old Ayden is looking for a family to encourage him to reach his goal of writing imaginative stories.
6 months ago
Kaleb, 19, poses for a picture with the famous Kosmoceratops at the Natural History Museum of Utah....
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Wednesday’s Child: Kaleb dreams of being a paleontologist

Children over the age of 18 make up a small percentage of Utahns living in foster care, but it’s this age group that desperately need a family connection as they enter their next phase of life. Kaleb, 19, is one of those young adults who is getting ready for college and hopefully a career in paleontology.
6 months ago
Kila at the Utah’s Hogle Zoo feeding the elephants....
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Wednesday Child: Kila wants to help other foster kids when she grows up

For this week's Wednesday's Child, we learn more about 17-year-old Kila as she wants to help other children in the foster system after her experiences.
7 months ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Angel wants to have a forever family

Angel, short for Angela, turns 13 this summer and she doesn’t want to spend her next birthday in foster care. She’s been living in foster care since 2017.
7 months ago
Tyson at playing at the Nickelcade....
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Wednesday’s Child: Tyson loves video games and asking questions

On this week's Wednesday's Child, 16-year-old Tyson loves video games and has creative aspirations. He is also very curious and hopes for a family that can keep up with him.
8 months ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Bella values friendship, hoping to be adopted

For this week's Wednesday's Child, we introduce you to 12-year-old Bella. She finds value in deep connections with others, and hopes to find a family who will love her, take care of her, and listen to her.
9 months ago
Wednesday's Child: Jade inspires to be a principal, looking for his new forever home...
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Wednesday’s Child: Jade aspires to be a principal

It only takes a few moments with Jade to know that he is one of the happiest kids around. He is ready for a forever family, one that will show him love and patience. And in return, he will fill their life with joy.
9 months ago
Missy, 11, paints on a unicorn mug at Color Me Mine with KSL's Shara Park. (KSL TV)...
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Wednesday’s Child: Missy loves art, hopes to find her forever family

For this week's Wednesday's Child, we introduce you to 11-year-old Missy, who loves art and hopes to one day be adopted.
10 months ago
Wesley moved to Maryland with his mother Joy and loves exploring his new home. (KSL TV)...
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Wednesday’s Child: Wesley finds his forever family with Joy

It was in 2020 when we got to know Wesley while visiting the LEGO® Store in Fashion Place Mall. At the time, he shared the one thing that he wanted most in the world. 
10 months ago
Carter loved holding the reptiles at Scales and Tales in West Valley City. (KSL TV)...
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Wednesday’s Child: Carter needs one-on-one time with family

At Scales and Tales in West Valley City 12-year-old Carter is in reptile heaven. Carter loves crocodiles, turtles, and lizards, but if there is one creature he loves the most it’s the snakes.
11 months ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Trio of siblings hope to stay together with new family

It’s been almost three years since siblings Mary, who is 16, Isaiah 11 and Elias 10 entered foster care in Utah.
11 months ago
Rachel would like to be adopted so she can a mom and dad's guidance. (KSL TV)...
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Wednesday’s Child: Rachel wants to become a lawyer, help foster kids

There is something special about visiting a salon and getting your nails done, you get to pick a fun color and talk about life. It was at Salon Dante & Day Spa in Sandy where 13-year-old Rachel opened up about her life.  
1 year ago
16-year-old Spencer spent the day with Salt Lake City police officers. (KSL TV)...
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Wednesday’s Child: Spencer wants to be part of police officer’s family

If you ask 16-year-old Spencer who has inspired him the most in this world he'll tell you it's the men and women in blue. 
1 year ago
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Wednesday’s Child: One year later, adopted teen sees a few future

It was one year ago when 14-year-old Branch took a leap of faith at Real Salt Lake in Sandy and shared his story of living in foster care. At that time, his name was Camden and he was living in his third foster home in two years. Fast forward to today, Camden has changed his name to Branch. It’s a new name to go with a new start for this Utah teen.
1 year ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Skylar loves creating videos

When 14-year-old Skylar, who identifies as nonbinary, thinks about the future, they think of a career in video production.
1 year ago
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