Gabriel, Age 16

Gabriel is a sweet boy. He aspires to be a firefighter when he grows up. Gabriel enjoys playing lacrosse and watching football, basketball and soccer. Gabriel’s favorite professional teams are the Steelers, the Cavs and Golden State. He loves to eat pizza and chocolate but is not a fan of green beans.

Gabriel is a really cool kid. He is cautious but optimistic about getting a family. Due to his trauma history, some of his behaviors resulted in a disrupted adoption so he will need a family that will not give up on him. Gabriel is open to all types of family structures including a mom and a dad, two mom’s or a single mother. He would be interested in possibly having siblings. He enjoys animals. Gabriel does not have a preference to living either in the city or the country. He would really like a family that likes to travel and he hopes to visit Florida someday and go to Disney World.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about Gabriel and the adoption process by contacting NOAS’ Intake Specialist at 800-686-6627 ext. 126 or email us at

Become A Mentor To A Local Foster Youth

Ordinary things like forming safe and lasting relationships, problem-solving, goal setting, applying for college, and setting boundaries can be a great challenge for foster youth.

A caring and well-trained mentor can inspire and guide a foster youth ages 12-17, or a former foster youth ages 18-21, to pursue a productive future and reach his or her full potential. Mentor One Who Needs Someone.

Call the Ignite Mentor Coordinator at 330-980-4505.


16 years old

16 years

male, boy, teen, older child, teen boy

black, african american, biracial