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2 boys previously featured on Forever Families are about to age out of foster care

De'Anthony and Dylon are still in need of a forever family to support them into early adulthood.

AUSTIN, Texas — De'Anthony and Dylon are two teens who were first featured on KVUE's Forever Families series in 2022. Now the boys are 17 and still hoping to find a loving family before they age out of the foster care system.

Although they're not brothers, Dylon and De'Anthony were removed from the same household when they were little boys. Growing up in foster care together, they are best friends and find comfort in one another.

"An ideal family for Dylon and De'Anthony would be a family who is skilled in or has the ability to learn how to parent youth with disabilities and navigate the various systems required to meet their needs," said Amanda Apperley, the boys' caseworker. 

Dylon enjoys dressing up in costumes and watching shows on a tablet or other electronic device.  He is curious and enjoys building, deconstructing and rebuilding toys and electronics. He is also creative and enjoys arts and crafts, particularly when he can use items to make something new.

De'Anthony is full of energy. He enjoys sports – basketball most of all.  He also enjoys theater arts, singing karaoke, dancing, gymnastics, riding bikes and watching action shows.


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11 children from KVUE's Forever Family series were adopted in 2023, others pending for new year.

Learn more about Dylon and De'Anthony by visiting their pages on the Heart Gallery of Central Texas.

KVUE launched the Forever Families segment with Partnerships for Children (PFC) in June 2020 to highlight children in the Heart Gallery of Central Texas who need secure and permanent families. Every day, there are nearly 1,000 children waiting to get adopted in Central Texas, according to PFC.

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Editor's noteThe children who are in the Heart Gallery program and featured in KVUE's Forever Families segments are children who have had every effort made on their behalf to connect them with family or others in their community to provide options for permanent, adoptive homes. Through no fault of their own, that hasn’t happened yet, and so in partnership with the Department of Family and Protective Services, we collaborate to bring awareness to KVUE viewers about these children in the hopes of finding them permanency before they age out.

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