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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

Deb Soly and Jill Poirier

Massachusetts

Kinship care and adoption have given Deb and Jill's biological child more siblings than they ever planned on, as their family has happily and unexpectedly grown to six.

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The Lewis Family

Ohio

Traci Lewis adopted her daughters as a single mother, part of what some social workers see as a growing trend in adoption from foster care.

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The Walton Family

Kodiak, AK

The Walton family recently celebrated the anniversary of their adoption of three Alaska Native children.

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Melanie and Mike Evans

Front Royal, Virginia

A chance Facebook post and an open-ended search on AdoptUSKids' national photolisting of children in foster care available for adoption led Melanie and Mike Evans to their new daughter.

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The Browns

Active Military

With Steve on active duty in the military, the Browns faced additional hurdles in their path to adopting from foster care, but they persevered – and recently added 3-year-old Destiny to their family.

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