Wednesday's Child

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Each week, 10 News profiles a special needs child waiting for a "Forever Home." You can see Wednesday's Child each Wednesday during 10 News This Morning, 10 News at Noon, and 10 News at 5 p.m. Sign up for the weekly Wednesday's Child Newsletter.

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Wednesday's Child: Special Siblings

1:48 PM, Aug 21, 2013

These kids really need to be able to feel the loving arms of parents around their shoulders each day in a forever home together so they can thrive.

Wednesday's Child: Logan

3:17 PM, Aug 20, 2013

Logan is from Russia and just recently became a U.S. citizen. He's a smart kid who loves sports cars -- and he's looking for a forever home.

Wednesday's Child: William

6:16 AM, Aug 7, 2013

Every year about 24,000 teens across the country celebrate their 18th birthday while aging out of foster care.

Wednesday's Child: Emmanuel the music maker

8:42 AM, Jul 31, 2013

Every week someone in the Bay area answers the call to grant a wish for our Wednesday's Child. 15 year old Emmanuel has always dreamed of making music and Rising Sun Recording Studio as well a group of talented musicians didn't think twice about donating their professional services to make it happen.

Wednesday's Child: Kyle

12:58 PM, Jul 24, 2013

This week a young man named Kyle touched a Bay area mother's heart before he even met her.

Wednesday's Child: Michael

1:21 PM, Jul 17, 2013

You never know the impact you can have on a child's life just by spending some quality time with them. A former NBA player hit the hardwood for a little 1-on-1 with a local teen named Michael who's waiting for a forever family.

Wednesday's Child: Sisters sharing a special bond

1:08 PM, Jul 10, 2013

We're shining a light on the special bond between sisters. From keeping each other's secrets, to sharing clothes and lots of giggles, it's a life-long friendship. 

Wednesday's Child: Adopting siblings

6:04 AM, Jul 3, 2013

With thousands of children across Florida in need of a forever family potential parents need to know that in some instances they can double or triple the size of their family based on just one adoption. 

Wednesday's Child: Antonio, Ashanti, and Robert

8:30 AM, Jun 26, 2013

It's hard to even imagine, but there are 19,000 kids in Florida's foster care system waiting and hoping for a forever family to do things with, to love them, to have fun with them, no matter what the plans are. Just someone to call Mommy and Daddy.

Wednesday's Child: A look back

8:25 AM, Jun 19, 2013

Over the last few years I have had the privilege of talking to children in foster care and helping them find a forever home. And while I am very sad to say this is my last week at 10 News, I am delighted to have meet these remarkable young people.

Wednesday's Child: Tyler

10:30 AM, Jun 12, 2013

Whenever you learn a child is shy, one sure way to get them to open up is by introducing them to animals.

Wednesday's Child: Tony and Aaliah

10:39 AM, Jun 5, 2013

Tony is 9 and Aaliah is 11. They've been apart and in different foster homes for some time now. They really want to find a family who will keep them together.

Wednesday's Child: Nancy

12:25 PM, May 22, 2013

Nancy is a 14-year-old who loves trying out new styles on her friends. She wants to be hairstylist one day.

Wednesday's Child: Travis

8:43 AM, Mar 6, 2013

Not giving up on finding a forever family

Wednesday's Child: Together forever

4:24 PM, Feb 27, 2013

It was last year at about this time when we first met 4 siblings who were looking for a forever home.

Two boys adopted against all odds

11:34 AM, Feb 12, 2013

There are thousands of children who are in need of a forever family. But these children's chances were much slimmer than most.

Turning an obstacle into opportunity

11:56 AM, Feb 6, 2013

Cairs Solutions Parentfinder helps connect foster children with parents.

Wednesday's Child: The Three Musketeers

11:43 AM, Jan 16, 2013

I was warned ahead of time that Clarissa, Rashaan and Akeelah were very energetic.

Wednesday's Child: Timothy

11:32 AM, Jan 2, 2013

We are at the Largo SPCA and Timothy is getting to know some of the animals that call this shelter home.

Wednesday's Child: JT

1:54 PM, Dec 21, 2012

11-year-old JT wanted to try rock climbing, so it was off to Vertical Ventures in Tampa.

Tampa children find their forever families

3:56 PM, Nov 16, 2012

Friday was a day that was two years in the making.

Photo courtesy On Point Executive Center via Facebook near the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Severe Weather in Tampa Bay, March 6, 2014

Photos show a stunning accident after a plane became entangled in the strings of a skydivers parachute, send both crashing to the ground in Polk County. Amazingly, neither the parachutist nor the pilot were seriously injured. Photos courtesy Tim Telford via the Polk County Sheriffs Office.

Mulberry skydiving accident

Thirty bulls raced down a run at Little Everglades Ranch during Dade Citys Great Bull Run on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

Dade City's Great Bull Run

As the Bucs unveil a brand new logo after 17 years, 10 Sports shares the teams concept logos that never made the final cut.

Rejected Bucs logos

NFL Cheerleaders, a nationwide directory of rehabilitation centers, compiled mug shots of methamphetamine addicts to show how the progression of drug abuse impacted their looks over a relatively short period of time. Pictured here is meth abuser Andrew at age 18 (left) and age 25.

Meth's devastating effects: Before and after

Warning: Some of these may be considered offensive.

Rejected Florida License Plates

Bikini Bike Wash in Pensacola

Pet Paparazzi

Ashley Bracey, of Rockledge, and Jose Guilbert, of Cocoa, react to the George Zimmerman verdict at the Merritt Island Hooters. Photo courtesy Craig Rubadoux, FLORIDA TODAY

George Zimmerman Verdict Reactions

2013 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant

Photo of a handgun that was found on Trayvon Martins cell phone.

George Zimmerman's lawyers release new Trayvon photos

Police Photo showing George Zimmers appearance on the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting

Trayvon Martin crime scene and George Zimmerman injury photos

Ireland Nugent takes her first steps on prosthetic legs

The Dali Museum goes Warhol. A new Andy Warhol exhibit is expected to bring 50,000 visitors

Andy Warhol exhibit comes to the Dali Museum

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders

Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones between routines against the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 22, 2006, in Cincinnati, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Ex-Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones charged in student sex case

Internet mugshot sensation sets record straight

10 News spotted the Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay for ourselves. The animal acted very aggressive toward our cameras.

Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay

Submitted By Ray Austin Deal on Facebook

Florida Weather Photos: We live in paradise!

Facebook photo of Darrin Spivey and his son, Dillon Sanchez

Rare look inside the underwater cave Eagle's Nest

Tennessee Titans cheerleader entertains fans during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at LP Field. Kansas City won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

NFL cheerleaders support fight against breast cancer

Lesley Hunt, marijuana possession

Mug Shots: Notorious Women

Courtesy of Josh Jensen on Facebook

Waterspout between Gandy, Howard Frankland July 30

SPC Jason P. Fischer, Army Infantry, 4/2 Stryker Brigade.  They were the last ones to vacate Iraq. This is him leaving for his second and last tour.  Pictured with his two sons Braiden and Sean. He was stationed out of Fort Lewis in Washington State.

Pictures: 10 News Salutes Our Troops and Veterans

Jason Gay, attempted murder with sword and guitar

Mug Shot Roundup

Ex-Charlie Sheen Goddess Bree Olson

photo courtesy family of Trayvon Martin

Florida teen Trayvon Martin killed by neighborhood watch volunteer

Naughty School Girl Night

An hour north of Tampa, the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has been entertaining families with underwater Mermaid shows for nearly 60 years. (AP Photo)

'Real' mermaids swimming in Weeki Wachee

Christina Clark. Charges:
Solicit prostitution - oral sex for $300; Possession of Cocaine. Summary: Single - Unemployed

78 arrested in Polk online prostitution bust

The Redneck Yacht Club

Sydney Spies, teen with racy yearbook photo, arrested

Luscious Ladies of Red Bull

Mug Shots: T-Shirts

Casey Anthony Before Photos

A crime scene photo admitted into evidence shows the wooded area where Caylee Anthonys body was found.

Caylee Anthony Crime Scene Photos (Warning: Graphic content)

Athlete Arrests

Prostitution Arrests

Alligator Roundups

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