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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

Garrett Family

Hampton, Virginia

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.

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Hill Family

McKinney, Texas

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.

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Herbert Family

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.

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Stevens Family

Harleysville, Pennsylvania

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.

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Williams Family

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.

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