Zach, Age 16

Zach might be small in size, but he is mighty in personality! In his free time, Zach likes to stay busy playing Minecraft, putting together puzzles, swimming and playing Candyland. He loves science and is a fan of pandas and anteaters because they are so cute! Zach thinks of himself as a great singer & dancer. His favorite song is Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes. Zach hopes to travel to NYC to see the Statue of Liberty. His favorite foods are mozzarella sticks & pizza rolls.

When Zach thinks of family, he thinks of togetherness, love and safety. It will most likely take Zach some time to build trust with a potential family as he was adopted previously. Zach really tends to connect with female teachers and treatment providers. Thus, a family with a nurturing maternal figure would be ideal. Zach is open to a variety of family structures. He would like to attend church and hopes to have a cat or a dog as a pet. Zach hopes that his forever family will enjoy camping and trips to Cedar Point. Will your family be the one to support Zach through the ups and downs of life?

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about Zach 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

white, caucasian