Children in foster care waiting for permanent homes are just like all children – they have hobbies, friends, quirks, challenges, and strengths. They like sports, music, movies and video games, have favorite (and not so favorite) subjects in school, and have goals and dreams for the future. They are each unique individuals, caught in a system through no fault of their own. Some may have clinical diagnoses and behavioral issues, although a supportive and healthy environment often can decrease these. Many of them have lived through trauma and loss, but they can be very resilient and, like any of us, would feel happiest in a home that is loving, stable, and forever.