Autumn really wants to be part of a family and do family things

Posted at 6:24 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-24 18:35:09-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Autumn, born in 2005, is a senior in high school and does well academically.

She aspires to go to Virginia Tech to pursue her interest in crime investigation with a career as a Forensic Scientist or Detective.

Autumn enjoys talking and sharing stories, horseback riding, reading,listening to country music and basketball. Autumn is outgoing and energetic and has high expectations of the people she chooses to develop relationships with. She’s looking for a family who has a lot of flexibility and patience and who are loving and caring. Autumn would benefit from a family who enjoys spending time with each other. This lively young lady has a great deal to offer to the family who is able to recognize her tremendous potential. There is never a dull moment when she’s around!

Autumn desires a forever family - a family she can return to for holidays and life events, even throughout adulthood. She will need a loving and nurturing home environment where ample attention can be shared. Autumn would benefit from a family that can offer her consistency and support in making healthy and positive choices as she transitions to young adulthood.

In her own words Autumn tells us “I really want to be part of a family and to do family things. I am hopeful that there is a home and family for me who I can trust and where I feel wanted, valued and loved. My ‘dream day’ would be horseback riding on a summer day with cowboy boots and camo shirts and then having dinner with family.

To contact Connecting Hearts call 804-308-5946or email

In Virginia, we have hundreds of children who are ready for foster to adoption. In other words, these children are ready to find their permanent and loving forever families. As Connecting Hearts – A Deborah J Johnston Charity, celebrates National Adoption Month, our “30 Kids in 30 Days” initiative is to bring awareness to 30 kids or sibling who are available for forever homes, but also to shed light on the other almost 700 children who may not be seen. Our kids are all ages and races, they were put in foster care due to no fault of their own. To learn more and becoming a foster to adoption parent(s) click here.