Kenneth, Age 17

Ken is a very funny and outgoing young man who is sure to make you laugh. Ken is very considerate of others and wants everyone to have a good time. He enjoys playing video games and spending time with others in his free time. Ken is a senior in high school and is looking forward to transitioning to adulthood soon. After high school, Ken would either like to go to medical school to work in the medical field or to culinary school to become a chef.

Ken would love to be adopted! He places a high value on family and would like to have a family of his own that he can enjoy life with and call on for support. Ken believes that family is anyone that loves and cares for you, so he is very open to all types of families. He loves animals of all kinds, especially dogs, so any animals would be a welcomed bonus. Ken is used to living in the city but is open to experiencing new things and wouldn’t mind a change of scenery.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about Kenneth 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.


17 years old

17 years

male, boy, teen, older child, teen boy

black, african american, biracial