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.

Putting their principles into practice

August 31, 2016

A pastor and his wife share the gift of family.

Breaking the cycle

August 24, 2016

A young woman vows not to repeat her parents’ mistakes.

“We’re not superheroes. We like being parents!”

July 25, 2016

No empty nest for Amy and Richard Gill. With four adoptive sons, their house is full of fun and energy.

Playing a role in a family's success

July 20, 2016

An Oregon caseworker talks about working with a foster parent to support a child's reunification with his mother.

A bond beyond language

July 13, 2016

The Pooles adopted four children with special needs.

“Watching families grow has shown me that change is possible”

June 07, 2016

A caseworker describes her keys to success when working with families.

“Sometimes you need to open your heart and mind”

June 06, 2016

David and Joel planned to adopt a baby. Now they are encouraging others to adopt older children.

“We are just like every other kid—we need guidance and love”

May 18, 2016

Thomas lived in 11 foster homes. Today he is advocating for other young people in care.