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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

Herbert Family

Denver, North Carolina

Being a single father of five with a family that’s still growing, Dwayne Herbert relies on his agency’s post-adoption services to balance responsibilities between being a father and his fulltime job.

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Anderson Family

Dell Rapids, South Dakota

Peggy and Rod Anderson of Dell Rapids, South Dakota, grew their family as they grew as parents. With six adopted children and two foster children, there is never a dull moment in their household.

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Stevens Family

Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Derek and Phyllis Stevens of Harleysville, Penn., founded the parent-support agency Together as Adoptive Parents, Inc. in 1988 after raising four children who were adopted, three of whom had special needs.

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Williams Family

New York, New York

When Steven Williams of New York City first set out to adopt, he thought being single and living in a bustling metropolis would pose difficulties. He soon found out he was wrong and is celebrating four years of being a family with his now 14-year-old son Francis.

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Meadows Family

Sandusky, Ohio

When Rick Meadows asked his wife Beth to marry him 23 years ago, she blurted out “I want 12 kids!” He replied, “Well, maybe six.” Today they’re working on adopting numbers nine, 10 and 11.

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