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.

“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.


Committed to each other—and to giving back

October 31, 2016

A shared interest in community service brought this mother and teen together.


Learning the language of love

October 04, 2016

A young woman describes how her adoptive parents' love and support gave her the confidence to pursue her dreams.


Standing up for teens

September 13, 2016

A North Carolina caseworker talks about giving youth the tools they need to age out of foster care.


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