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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

The Smith Family


Robin and Kelly Smith describe the joys, rewards, and challenges of adopting two teens from foster care.

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The Santiago-Zayas Family


Adoption was never in the plan for Sandra Santiago-Zayas. Until she became a translator for a teenage girl in foster care.

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The Rodgers Family


“Being apart from your siblings would be like missing pieces of a puzzle.” An Arkansas family talks about adopting siblings.

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The Woolpert Family


Kimberly and Mark Woolpert responded to the need for families for Native American children by adopting nine children with tribal heritage.

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The Hayward Family

New York

“People often ask us why we adopted older children. And we always tell them the same thing: Children need parents, regardless of their age."

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