In the Spotlight: Tommie and Janiya

Photo By Daniel Wallace, Children’s Board Heart Gallery of Tampa Bay

Tommie, 11

A little introverted and shy by nature, it won’t surprise you much to know that Tommie is a big reader and enjoys spending his free time with a good book. However, as you get to know him better, his personality really begins to shine through and soon you have a hilarious and energetic kid with a million and one questions.

He excels in sports, especially football, and does a great job caring for animals and younger kids. Tommie’s a thoughtful little boy with a sweet heart who will thrive in a loving and encouraging environment.

Janiya, 12

Where Tommie is quiet and reserved, Janiya loves the limelight and is quite the social butterfly. She can make friends with just about anyone, and she finds a great amount of joy in entertaining others with her singing.

Janiya likes to write her own songs down in a special journal, and is always happy to share! She’s not sure yet what she wants to be when she grows up, but a short-term goal is to visit Disney World. Janiya has a pure heart of gold; she truly cares for others, and loves to know that she is being cared for.

Tommie and Janiya will excel together in a patient and active home, filled with lots of love and encouragement for their many interests and abilities.

If you are interested in knowing more about Tommie and Janiya and other children in foster care available for adoption, or if you would like to become a foster parent, mentor or volunteer, please contact LaKay Fayson, Recruitment Coordinator for One Church One Child of Florida, at (813) 985-7831 or The website for One Church One Child of Florida is

One Church One Child of Florida acknowledges the children who need a permanent family. The series continues featuring children all over Florida who are waiting in foster care for a forever loving family to call their own. July’s children are highlighted in this article. Continue to pray for them, and consider making them a part of your family through adoption or a part of your church through Project Watch-Care, for support and mentoring.

One Church One Child of Florida is a faith-based, 501(c)3 organization, operating statewide in partnership with the Department of Children and Families and Local Community Based Lead Agencies and their providers in recruitment of adoptive and foster families and local churches to partner in supporting children in foster care and local families through Church  Watch-Care Ministries.

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