Zoie (15) is a magical old-soul, creative and kind, loving and loyal. She’s a deep thinker and problem-solver: her creativity unfolds with her eagerness to help others. You can find her sketching or singing or writing stories. Her little brother Kyler (9) is a mover and shaker. He loves being active and interacting with others. His favorite sport is soccer, but he also loves throwing, catching and swimming. Together these close siblings share a love of animals, compassion for others, and, as Kyler explains, “a love language of giving.”
In school, Zoie’s favorite subjects cover the whole spectrum: math, science, theater and art. She is proud of making straight A’s in middle school. Zoie’s goal this year is to “find the people who love and care about me, for me.” This year she learned how to “cherish and appreciate more”, and her perfect day would be any day with all the people she loves. In Zoie’s own words, “I’d do anything for the ones I love and care about. I’m good with animals and love small children. I treat everyone with kindness, but sometimes have trouble loving myself and thinking about how I feel.”
Kyler’s favorite subjects at school are Math and PE. His three favorite things about himself are “that I like to try new things, that I like to be active outdoors, and that I think of my sisters first.” Kyler wants to be a soccer player or firefighter when he grows up. Kyler is a people-pleaser, interactive with all ages, engaging and “excited to play with everyone.” As his caregivers explain, “Kyler wants to soak up as much as he can from the adults around him, enjoys other kids, desires to be a part of a family and have a sense of normal life.” Kyler, too, looks at the world with a compassionate eye. This year his goal is “to help people more” and his ideal day would be helping the homeless – before flying off to Hawaii with “everyone he loves” for fun in the sun!
Zoie and Kyler are looking for a “trustworthy”, active, pet-loving family. They hope to stay in Tampa to be near their two big sisters. Although both are initially shy with adults, both quickly engage as they’re searching for connections and support from adult role models. As Zoie sums up for both of them, they’re open to any dynamic if it means a forever family: “I do not mind so much as long as my little brother and I are together, safe, and loved.”