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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

The Rodgers Family

Arkansas

“Being apart from your siblings would be like missing pieces of a puzzle.” An Arkansas family talks about why they have adopted siblings.

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The Woolpert Family

Oklahoma

Kimberly and Mark Woolpert responded to the need for families for Native American children by adopting nine children with tribal heritage.

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The Hayward Family

New York

“People often ask us why we adopted older children. And we always tell them the same thing: Children need parents, regardless of their age."

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Félix and Rosana Correa

Puerto Rico

“Sometimes, other adults tell us that our kids were lucky to be adopted. We know that we are the lucky ones, since they made us parents!”

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Barry Farmer

Virginia

"Foster care adoption is an amazing process. You take complete strangers, put them in a home, and if you're lucky, something beautiful will grow."

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