This week's Waiting Child, Antonio, is a kind and ambitious young man who is smart, respectful and loves the outdoors. Read More »
Jim Palmer shares his story of adoption. Read More »
Christine Noel continues her conversation with Sean, a Waiting Child success. Read More »
Need an intense new work-out? Try Boxing! You can burn 1,000 calories an hour! Read More »
"Underdogs: A Journey Home" highlights the work of animal welfare organizations. Read More »
This week's Waiting Child segment highlights the different ways families can impact the life of a child awaiting a forever family. Read More »
Each year, many adoptive families choose to diversify their family make-up by adopting a child of a different race or ethnicity. It's called transracial or biracial adoption. Read More »
The Woodburn's lives changed when they met 3 year old Isiah and 4 year old Neveah.
A local tween creates an inspiring line of jewelry called "TriPits." It's a new twist in old-school friendship bracelets. Read More »
In this week's Waiting Child segment, we share the story of a local author who through her own adoption journey, explains the importance of embracing both family legacies. Read More »
Most kids love swimming and splashing around in the water, but pools and lakes can be dangerous for kids that can't swim. Thanks to local swim classes, even the youngest kids can learn to tackle the water. Read More »
The Family Finding Program helps children in Foster care connect with their biological family members. Read More »
John is a strong student and a budding athlete. He is looking for a forever family. Read More »
Parents can gain incredible insight into their child's mind by looking at their artwork- they just just have to know what to look for. Read More »
This week's Waiting Child segment highlights a campaign hoping to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families. Read More »
Shelly spent most of her life foster care. She says her foster parents helped shape her into the woman she is today. Read More »
There are hundreds of Halloween costumes to choose from, but not all of them are age-appropriate for kids. Which costumes are trendy this year and fitting for your child? Read More »
A local teenager inspires other kids to help make a difference in the world through recycling and pet adoption. She spreads her message in her book "Eco Green Dog: The Adventure Begins" they make a difference in the world by making healthy choices, preserving the planet and caring for all things through her book series the EcoGreen Dog. Read More »
This week's Waiting Child segment highlights the option of Open Adoption. Read More »
Caylie and Charlie, this week's Waiting Child Profile. Read More »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Urban Sleek to Suburban Chic, Charlotte's neighborhoods have it all. If you take a drive through Mecklenburg County, it's no surprise the Queen City if often named one of the best cities in the U.S. to live thanks to quality of life, affordable housing & utility costs and diverse housing options in vibrant neighborhoods where no two are alike.
For Noda resident Mike Watson, he enjoys the eclectic vibe over in his neck of the woods. "I feel like NoDa is a building block of Charlotte," says Watson, "... I like that I could buy an old mill house and convert it however I want and have it express what I like about living here; the diversity and the arts."
Located in South Charlotte is Ballantyne- known for its shopping centers, eye-pleasing landscapes and beautiful houses.
Pineville resident, George Bradin enjoys his peaceful neighborhood but also likes taking advantage of the nearby Ballantyne attraction. "It's a great place for shopping and the people are very nice," says Bradin, ".. it's relaxing. Even after 16 years, we still enjoy it."
Twenty-Five miles north of the city is the lakeside town of Cornelius. It belongs to water enthusiasts like Doug & Julie Fritz. "I would say I'm a water person... a water-junkie," says Doug.
Like many Charlotteans, Julie was transferred to the QC for work and when house-hunting, settling down somewhere on Lake Norman's 520 miles of shoreline was a must. "Being on the water is great because if you have family and friends come, there's always something to do- go on the kayaks, out on a boat ride- it's a lot of fun," says Doug.
In the heart of Uptown are the Madison Condominiums. One upscale, 3200 square foot, 3 balcony condo is where Courtney Zuniga and her family call home. She says they love the energy and convenience of living in the city. "When we do have fun events Uptown, we love sitting up and people-watching," says Zuniga.
The living options in and around the Queen City are endless. Whether you want a bungalow in Ballantyne, a house on the lake, a place in NoDa, or a condo in Uptown, there's a place to call home for everyone. And that's what is good about Charlotte.
Shamor spent most of his life foster care. His life changed when he was adopted as a young adult. Read More »
Local woman helps women put their best foot forward without breaking the bank. Read More »