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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

Bankhead Family

Los Angeles, California

As a writer and actor, Karen Bankhead has developed her own characters as well as landing acting roles on TV shows such as “Will and Grace” and “Gilmore Girls.” Despite not having any parenting experience, being single, and living in the city, Bankhead was able to nail the role of being a mom. What she found along the way is that parenting is something everybody learns by doing.

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Munsch Family

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sheena Munsch of Colorado Springs, Colorado, was young, 15, when she got her first good look at the misery some children endure. Now 26, single, with three adopted children and one foster child living in her home – Munsch still considers herself young. Find out more about her story and her advice for young people interested in adopting and fostering.

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Windwalker Family


Talon Windwalker of Colorado, who is a foster alumnus himself, is helping redefine what home means to his son Steven, 10, who he adopted from foster care four years ago. The two have been traveling the western hemisphere for the last year leading ‘nomad’ lives in the school of the world.

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Dean Family

Columbia, South Carolina

After having an adoption fall through, Precious and Melvin Dean of Columbia, South Carolina, struggled to keep the faith in their journey toward adoption. With the help of a strong support network, they renewed their search and are awaiting a placement.

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Garrett Family

Hampton, Virginia

Susan and Rick Garrett of Hampton, Virginia, refused to let distance deter them from pursuing an interjurisdictional adoption when they found a boy on AdoptUSKids they just new was meant to be their son.

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