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.

When "someday" comes early

November 05, 2018

A church presentation set a Georgia woman down a path to adopting four siblings

Instant Family based on director's experience

November 01, 2018

Daddy's Home director shares his family's adoption story.

Outstanding Caseworker: Tracy Steele

October 25, 2018

Tracy talked with us about her work and why she loves it.

A sense of permanence

September 28, 2018

A Vermont family of teens keeps growing—and going.

Outstanding Caseworker: Tara Taylor

September 12, 2018

Finding a forever family for a 12-year-old boy included accompanying him on a 1,600 mile flight to his new home.

Giving up on a fairy-tale future—and finding something better

August 22, 2018

A teacher reconsiders her life plan when a new student joins her class.

“Adopting from foster care is not as scary as you might think!”

August 20, 2018

A mother shares her experience of adopting five children over the last 15 years.

"Adopting from foster care is not a sprint—it's a marathon"

August 08, 2018

A mother talks about doubling the size of her family after a six-year search.

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