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.

“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.

“Adoption has been a privilege and the experience of a lifetime”

June 21, 2017

A father talks about adopting six children over the last 40 years.

Outstanding Caseworker

June 12, 2017

A Georgia caseworker talks about the benefits and challenges of working in a small rural community

“My life is foster care”

May 18, 2017

Brittany Matz is not sure exactly when it happened. But at some point in her life, she realized that her calling was to help children in foster care.

Outstanding Caseworker spotlight

May 04, 2017

Focusing on families' needs, maintaining boundaries, and having a person to call when things go wrong are three of this St. Louis caseworker's keys to success.

The art of making a family

May 01, 2017

A couple and their three daughters bond over art and dinner.

6 years, 4 teens, 8 lessons learned

April 03, 2017

A father who provides therapeutic foster care shares his advice with other parents.

“It’s been a journey”

March 16, 2017

A father who almost gave up on adoption writes about finding his son.

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