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.

"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.


From heartbreak to parents of eight

July 26, 2018

A couple learns about the need for families willing to adopt siblings—and takes action.


Outstanding Caseworker: Marianne Conheady

July 17, 2018

A New York State caseworker shares some of what she's learned while serving families for 23 years.


Not perfect—but happy

June 26, 2018

A mother talks about adopting two school-aged boys shortly after she turned 50.


Three empty rooms to fill—and a lifetime of love to give

June 04, 2018

A mother talks about helping the daughters she adopted from foster care thrive.


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.


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