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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

Carrie Ann Lucas

Colorado

Born with a form of muscular dystrophy, Carrie Ann Lucas has never let her disabilities stop her from pursuing her dreams — among them to be a lawyer and a parent.

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Janet Kerin

Colorado

Janet Kerin got more than she expected when she adopted three brothers: “People think that by adopting, you are helping the children. But it goes both ways. Having the boys has made me a better person.”

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Jorge and Lisa Alvarez

Florida

Love and a sense of mission have compelled Jorge and Lisa Alvarez to open their home – and their hearts – to more than 100 foster children, many with significant medical needs.

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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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