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.

“Take it one step at a time, and appreciate every small success”

March 06, 2017

A mother realizes her dream of becoming an adoptive parent to teens.

“Everybody has a way to impact the lives of kids in foster care”

February 07, 2017

A father who grew up in foster care talks about the value of hope.

“It's the hard times that bring you closer"

January 25, 2017

A mother talks about the experience of adopting two sons—and of losing one.

“It was like watching a butterfly come out of a cocoon”

January 04, 2017

A couple’s consistency, commitment, and game-planning turned a teen’s life around.

13 reasons to adopt a teen

December 29, 2016

Why adopt a teen? We asked—and our Facebook followers responded!

Nine tips for helping a teen succeed

December 12, 2016

A mother who adopted a 14-year-old boy shares advice and lessons learned.

"It's not always easy...but it's totally worth it."

November 22, 2016

A couple who adopted a 16-year-old girl describe the rewards and challenges of their first year together.

Embracing family and community

November 22, 2016

A family adopts five children from foster care, and the community pitches in.

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