Adoption stories

Families, foster care alumni, and caseworkers describe the rewards, challenges, and lessons they have learned. Do you have a story to share? Please tell us about it.

“My life is foster care”

May 18, 2017

Brittany Matz is not sure exactly when it happened. But at some point in her life, she realized that her calling was to help children in foster care.


"Outstanding Caseworker" spotlight

May 04, 2017

Focusing on families' needs, maintaining boundaries, and having a person to call when things go wrong are three of this St. Louis caseworker's keys to success.


The art of making a family

May 01, 2017

A couple and their three daughters bond over art and dinner.


6 years, 4 teens, 8 lessons learned

April 03, 2017

A father who provides therapeutic foster care shares his advice with other parents.


“It’s been a journey”

March 16, 2017

A father who almost gave up on adoption writes about finding his son.


“Take it one step at a time, and appreciate every small success”

March 06, 2017

A mother realizes her dream of becoming an adoptive parent to teens.


“Everybody has a way to impact the lives of kids in foster care”

February 07, 2017

A father who grew up in foster care talks about the value of hope.


“It's the hard times that bring you closer"

January 25, 2017

A mother talks about the experience of adopting two sons—and of losing one.


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