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'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.

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.

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