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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

Gilmore family


A Virginia mother who adopted four siblings from Tennessee shares her family's story and describes the lessons she learned along the way.

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The Williams family

New York

A single father who had given up on having a family describes the experience of adopting and raising his son.

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The Smith Family


Robin and Kelly Smith describe the joys, rewards, and challenges of adopting two teens from foster care.

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The Santiago-Zayas Family


Adoption was never in the plan for Sandra Santiago-Zayas. Until she became a translator for a teenage girl in foster care.

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The Rodgers Family


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

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