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.

Becoming a transracial family

December 13, 2017

A mother talks about keeping children connected to their culture.

A couple’s patience pays off

November 30, 2017

The Boldings searched for a child for two years. Then a caseworker found them.

Outstanding Caseworker: Sheree Singleton

November 13, 2017

A Pennsylvania caseworker talks about preparing teenage girls to age out of foster care.

"I've come a long way in my life"

October 11, 2017

A father talks about how his own experience in foster care make him a better parent.

Enriching a family's life through adoption

September 27, 2017

A mother talks about how adopting older children was a good fit for the entire family.

“With every child, we learned and grew”

August 22, 2017

Jamie and Josh Procknow opened their homes and their lives to 20 children in foster care—and their families.

Outstanding Caseworker: Brianna Chavez

July 27, 2017

A New Mexico caseworker talks about why, in her work, wearing rose-colored glasses can be a good thing.

“Our story is more complex than most”

July 19, 2017

Melanie Evans is quick to point out that hers is far from the “typical” family. And she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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