Wednesday's Child

After living apart in foster care, sisters Nika and Mary were recently reunited. They hope to be ad...
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Wednesday’s Child: Sisters Mary And Nika Hope To Be Adopted Together

After living apart in foster care, sisters Nika and Mary were recently reunited. They hope to be adopted together.
1 year ago
Jacoyia Roseberry said having a baby helped her understand what it means to have a family. (Used by...
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Wednesday’s Child: Utah Woman Shares Struggle of Aging Out of Foster Care In Hopes of Inspiring Families to Help

This past year in Utah 123 kids "aged out" of living in foster care and many struggled as they adjusted to being out on their own with no family support.
1 year ago
15-year-old Nathanial is non-verbal, but that doesn't stop him from communicating. He loves movies ...
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Wednesday’s Child: Nathaniel Loves Movies – And He’s Ready For A Forever Family

Nathanial's foster mother says he’s non-verbal and finds comfort in watching movies - but that doesn’t stop him from communicating.
1 year ago
Aiden is a sweet boy with giant heart that he wants to share with a family. (KSL TV)...
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Wednesday’s Child: Aiden Has A Giant Heart He Wants To Share With A Family

Wednesday's Child: Aiden is a sweet boy with giant heart that he wants to share with a family. 
2 years ago
Adrian loves to participate in games and sports and listening to music. He's the kind of kid who lo...
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Wednesday’s Child: Active Adrian Longs To Join A ‘Nice’ Family

Adrian loves to participate in games and sports and listening to music. He's the kind of kid who loves to be around people, and hopes to find a family that will welcome him into their home.
2 years ago
Fifteen-year-old Jaxsen wants to be a teacher - a teacher who knows how to play golf. (KSL TV)...
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Wednesday’s Child: 15-Year-Old Jaxsen Loves Math, Hopes To Be Adopted

Jaxsen, 15, says he wants to a teacher - a teacher who knows how to play golf. Thanks to Old Mill Golf Course in Holladay, Jaxsen got to try the sport for the very first time.
2 years ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Hunter Needs Family To Guide Him To Adulthood

Entering the adult world is a scary feeling for 19-year-old Hunter, who has lived in so many foster homes he’s lost count.
2 years ago
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Wednesday’s Child: 3 Siblings Adopted Together After Years In Foster Care

In this week’s Wednesday’s Child in partnership with Raise the Future, KSL TV spent time with Darryl Anderson and his three youngest children, siblings he officially adopted in October.
2 years ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Despite Hardships, Angelly Is Always Smiling

In this week's Wednesday's Child in partnership with Raise the Future, you'll meet Angelly. Despite the hardships she's faced, she brings a smile to every situation.
2 years ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Athlete Keith Opens Up About Life In Foster Care

“It feels like you're alone.” 13-year-old Keith said. “It feels like you're just moving around too much.” 
2 years ago
Damon, 14, loves video games and books, and he's recently discovered he loves to cook, too. He's ho...
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Wednesday’s Child: Damon Is Looking For Family To Provide Love, Stability, Care

Damon has lived in foster care for most of his life. He’s looking for a family that can give him not only love and stability but the proper care.
2 years ago
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Shara Park and Matthew Jacobson, KSL TV

Adoption Exchange Gets New Name: ‘Raise The Future’

The Adoption Exchange is now Raise the Future. 
2 years ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Stoneay Hopes To Find Her Forever Family

At age 18, Stoneay fears she will age out of foster care with no place to call home.
2 years ago
16-year-old Chevy dreams of creating video games - and being adopted into a forever family....
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Wednesday’s Child: 16-Year-Old Chevy Dreams Of Becoming Game Designer, Being Adopted

Hundreds of Utah children are living in state custody, many of them hoping to be adopted by a forever family. Sixteen-year-old Chevy is one of them.
2 years ago
Wesley has been in foster care for 2½ years. He said his dream is having a family - and a mom....
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Wednesday’s Child: Wesley Loves LEGO® Sets, Dreams Of Having A Mom

In Utah, the average stay in foster care is 17 months. For 8-year-old Wesley, it has been almost 2½ years. He shared with KSL TV his love of LEGO® sets and his dream to have a mom.
2 years ago
13-year-old Camden got to visit Rio Tinto Stadium, and he hopes to return someday to make new memor...
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Wednesday’s Child: Camden Hopes To Visit Rio Tinto Stadium With Family

13-year-old Camden got to visit Rio Tinto Stadium, and he hopes to return someday to make new memories with a family of his own.
2 years ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Austin Finds His Forever Home After 5,449 Days In Foster Care

A total of 5,449 days -- that's how long Austin lived in foster care before being officially adopted by his two dads, Jonathan and Kyle.
2 years ago
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Ashley Kewish, KSL TV

Teen Living In Foster Care Overcomes Incredible Odds To Graduate

This is the time when high school graduating seniors would have been walking across the stage in front of friends and family to accept their diploma, including one Salt Lake City teen living in foster care who overcame incredible odds to graduate.
2 years ago
12-year-old Kenzie loves to create in the kitchen and dreams of becoming a big sister....
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Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Kenzie Dreams Of Becoming A Big Sister In A Forever Family

For kids living in foster care, their normal means a life without a family. Kenzie was dreaming that will change for her soon.
2 years ago
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Ashley Kewish, KSL TV

State Funds To ‘Utah Foster Care’ Diverted To ‘The Adoption Exchange’

A big change in a state contract with a local non-profit was announced Monday. For the first time in 20 years, state funds to "Utah Foster Care" will now be going to "The Adoption Exchange" instead.
2 years ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Kaleb’s Faith Helped Him Survive Rough Years

This time of social distancing and quarantine is difficult time for everyone in our country, but for children living in the foster care system, it can be especially isolating.
2 years ago
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Ashley Kewish, KSL TV

Wednesday’s Child: Tommy Wants Family To Love; People Who Love Him

It's been an incredible season for Snowbird Mountain Resort, and one new skier hoped to experience the greatest snow on Earth for himself.
2 years ago
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15-Year-Old Xander Makes Second Wednesday’s Child Appearance

Inside a small warehouse in Salt Lake City is a world cut off from the busy streets just outside the door. It’s a place where the limits of your own mind are the only thing holding you back.
3 years ago
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Wednesday’s Child: Brother And Sister Adopted By Southern Utah Family

Brother and sister featured on KSL'S Wednesday's Child in 2015 and again in 2018 were adopted by a family in Southern Utah.
3 years ago
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