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Julian, 16, is a friendly and easy-going teenager. He can be shy, but when he warms up is full of humor and laughter. Julian loves school, where he is active in drama and chorus.
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Foster families change children's lives. Each May, we celebrate the contributions of parents, individuals, and professionals who work to give children in foster care a stable life and hope for the future.
This New York Times article shares the story of how a Texas family who was ready to take a break from fostering ended up adopting five children—bringing the total number of children in their home to seven.
"You only hear about the negative stories of fostering, which is a shame, because there are so many great successes." A Massachusetts family describes the challenges and rewards of being foster parents in this Good Housekeeping magazine article.
The current People magazine includes an interview with AdoptUSKids National Project Director Kathy Ledesma offering answers to the "big questions" about adoption.
Foster youth advocate and AdoptUSKids spokesperson Mary Lee writes about the experience of being adopted as a teen and what family means to her in a Huffington Post column.