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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

Janet Kerin


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


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


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


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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Dickey Family

Rincon, Georgia

After becoming inspired to adopt during a church mission trip in Mexico helping children whose parents were in prison, Paige and Travis Dickey of Rincon, Georgia, turned to AdoptUSKids. It was through AdoptUSKids' free photolisting of waiting children that the Dickey's found their 15-year-old daughter Brittany.

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