Jonathan Just Wants To Dance In A Forever Home - FOX 35 News Orlando

Wednesday's Child

Jonathan Just Wants To Dance In A Forever Home

This week on Wednesday's Child we're dancing with a star! Jonathan (1998) is not a reality show star, but a real survivor star in his own right.  And his dance partner today is our very own Anchor, Christine Devine.

Jonathan is a dynamic young man with a great personality who isn't letting Down Syndrome and Medial Renal Disease stop him from putting on a smile as well as some dance moves. Jonathan loves music and when he finds that right tune he's likely to show those around him some dance steps.

Jonathan's speech is limited but he responds and communicates in his own special way.  He will do best in a home where he can spend quality time with caregivers that have a great deal of patience and who enjoy teaching him new things.  He is currently attending special education classes and is doing well.

Because of his medical renal disease, he is currently on medication and his prognosis is stable with ongoing daily dialysis.  Jonathan takes his condition in stride and tends to see the positive side of things.  There are services and support for those who have the ability to meet the special needs of those like Jonathan.

Jonathan is looking forward to having a caring family that embraces him with unconditional love, attention, stability, and patience as he shares his love, joy and maybe even a few dance moves with them! 

To learn more about Jonathan and about adoption, please tune in to Wednesday's Child and call. 

For more information: 

Please call 866-921- ADOPT (2367)
For more information on this child, download this brochure (PDF File)
Wednesday's Child is sponsored by the Freddie Mac Foundation

  • FeaturesMore>>

  • Wednesday's Child

    Samajai Holds A Strong Spirit For A New, Loving Family

    Samajai Holds A Strong Spirit For A New, Loving Family

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:00:09 GMT
    This week's Wednesday's Child is another sample of just how strong the human spirit is even in the earliest stages. Samajai (2012) has been negotiating many medical issues since his beginning, including Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Microcephaly, Goldenhar Syndrome, an ear anomaly, hypospadius, a ventricular septal defect, a cleft palate and a rib/sternum anomaly.
    This week's Wednesday's Child is another sample of just how strong the human spirit is even in the earliest stages. Samajai (2012) has been negotiating many medical issues since his beginning, including Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Microcephaly, Goldenhar Syndrome, an ear anomaly, hypospadius, a ventricular septal defect, a cleft palate and a rib/sternum anomaly.
  • Wednesday's Child

    Joseph Aims High In Hopes Of A Forever Home

    Joseph Aims High In Hopes Of A Forever Home

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-14 05:00:16 GMT
    This week we want to make a federal case for Joseph (1998) finding a forever family, so we obtained the necessary clearances to accompany Joseph to the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). And during our friendly investigation, we found Joseph to be a dynamic teen with a good bit of focus and determination for someone his age.
    This week we want to make a federal case for Joseph (1998) finding a forever family, so we obtained the necessary clearances to accompany Joseph to the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). And during our friendly investigation, we found Joseph to be a dynamic teen with a good bit of focus and determination for someone his age.
  • Mexican American Boxing In LA

    Mexican American Boxing In LA

    Mexican American Boxing In LA

    Sunday, August 10 2014 6:00 AM EDT2014-08-10 10:00:16 GMT
    Los Angeles used to be a major venue for championship boxing. From the 1930s through the 1970s, there were prize fights nearly every night in metropolitan Los Angeles, primarily at the Olympic Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles.
    Los Angeles used to be a major venue for championship boxing. From the 1930s through the 1970s, there were prize fights nearly every night in metropolitan Los Angeles, primarily at the Olympic Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles.
  • Wednesday's ChildMore>>

  • Wednesday's Child

    Samajai Holds A Strong Spirit For A New, Loving Family

    Samajai Holds A Strong Spirit For A New, Loving Family

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-21 05:00:09 GMT
    This week's Wednesday's Child is another sample of just how strong the human spirit is even in the earliest stages. Samajai (2012) has been negotiating many medical issues since his beginning, including Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Microcephaly, Goldenhar Syndrome, an ear anomaly, hypospadius, a ventricular septal defect, a cleft palate and a rib/sternum anomaly.
    This week's Wednesday's Child is another sample of just how strong the human spirit is even in the earliest stages. Samajai (2012) has been negotiating many medical issues since his beginning, including Intrauterine Growth Restriction, Microcephaly, Goldenhar Syndrome, an ear anomaly, hypospadius, a ventricular septal defect, a cleft palate and a rib/sternum anomaly.
  • Wednesday's Child

    Joseph Aims High In Hopes Of A Forever Home

    Joseph Aims High In Hopes Of A Forever Home

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-14 05:00:16 GMT
    This week we want to make a federal case for Joseph (1998) finding a forever family, so we obtained the necessary clearances to accompany Joseph to the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). And during our friendly investigation, we found Joseph to be a dynamic teen with a good bit of focus and determination for someone his age.
    This week we want to make a federal case for Joseph (1998) finding a forever family, so we obtained the necessary clearances to accompany Joseph to the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). And during our friendly investigation, we found Joseph to be a dynamic teen with a good bit of focus and determination for someone his age.
  • Wednesday's Child

    Khalid & Ah'Niyah Want To Go Back To School, And A Forever Home

    Khalid & Ah'Niyah Want To Go Back To School, And A Forever Home

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-07 05:00:12 GMT
    We're in the hazy days of August and soon it will be back-to-school for many children… or the very first day of school for kids like Khalid (2009), who will be starting kindergarten soon. But before he heads off to school, we swooped up Khalid and his baby sister Ah'Niyah (2011) for a day of fun and play at Pelican Pier at Shoreline Village in Long Beach, California.
    We're in the hazy days of August and soon it will be back-to-school for many children… or the very first day of school for kids like Khalid (2009), who will be starting kindergarten soon. But before he heads off to school, we swooped up Khalid and his baby sister Ah'Niyah (2011) for a day of fun and play at Pelican Pier at Shoreline Village in Long Beach, California.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices