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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care
Susan and Rick Garrett of Hampton, Virginia, refused to let distance deter them from pursuing an interjurisdictional adoption when they found a boy on AdoptUSKids they just new was meant to be their son.
After learning they would not be able to conceive naturally, and deciding against fertility treatments, the Hills of McKinney, Texas, went on to adopt five children, four of which are two sets of sibling groups. They are currently considering adopting another child.
Denver, North Carolina
Being a single father of five with a family that’s still growing, Dwayne Herbert relies on his agency’s post-adoption services to balance responsibilities between being a father and his fulltime job.
Derek and Phyllis Stevens of Harleysville, Penn., founded the parent-support agency Together as Adoptive Parents, Inc. in 1988 after raising four children who were adopted, three of whom had special needs.
New York, New York
When Steven Williams of New York City first set out to adopt, he thought being single and living in a bustling metropolis would pose difficulties. He soon found out he was wrong and is celebrating four years of being a family with his now 14-year-old son Francis.