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.

Outstanding Caseworker: Mariela Arias

May 21, 2018

A licensing specialist in Miami talks about what makes a great foster parent and common misconceptions people have about fostering.


"My life has been a roller coaster ride"

April 19, 2018

A 20-year-old foster care alum talks about how her family supported her success.


Because we could—and because we should

April 06, 2018

Justin and Marcie Cholewinski’s commitment to keeping siblings together led them to AdoptUSKids.


“When you turn around, what do you want to see?”

March 08, 2018

A father who saw what can happen when children age out of foster care talks about adopting five children—including four teens.


“Sometimes Plan B is better than Plan A”

February 01, 2018

Parents who hadn't considered adoption step up when their son's friend needs a family.


Outstanding Caseworker: Tamiko Jones-Moody

January 19, 2018

A South Carolina caseworker reflects on the rewards and successes of a 15-year career.


"Being loved has taught me how to love"

January 08, 2018

A young woman who was adopted as a teen talks about how having a family changed her life.


Becoming a transracial family

December 13, 2017

A mother talks about keeping children connected to their culture.


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