Nadiyah is an energetic 1-year-old. She is currently a dependent of Los Angeles County. This African American child is happy and curious. She needs a forever home provided by a caring, attentive family. Nadiyah is learning new things all the time. She loves to play peek-a-boo and is excited to play with toys that light up and play music. She can almost sit up unassisted and roll over. Nadiyah is not talking yet, but she can jabber and get her point across. Her CKC reference number is 502100.

California Kids Connection has the state of California’s photolisting program for children in foster care who need permanent homes. California Kids Connection is a program of the California Department of Social Services and is administered by Family Builders. California has more than 68,000 kids in foster care throughout the state. Those youth need loving adoptive families, especially older children, those in sibling groups, and those who are medically fragile. There are many resources available to families who will consider adoption.

To see a complete photolisting of kids who are ready to be adopted by their forever family, you can visit If you would like info on how to become a foster or adoptive parent and you live in California, you can call California Kids Connection at 1-888-336-8860. If you do not live in California, but you would like more information on fostering and adoption, call 1-888-200-4005.

You can find a guide on how to adopt a child, as well as other valuable information including tips, advice, and support at From the website, “The adoption process is a roller coaster of emotions, paperwork, and love. Although it can seem overwhelming at first, knowledge is power. We hope to empower you with knowledge about the adoption process in this educational tour. With this knowledge you will be better equipped as you decide if adoption is right for you and hopefully get started on fulfilling your dream of adopting a child to love and providing a forever home for this child.”