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At 15 years old, Crystalanne had given up on family. And then a couple in Texas spotted her profile on

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Lorraine Hayward

New York

"Now I know what family means." A young woman from New York State shares her feelings about being adopted when she was 22 years old.

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Michael Davis


Michael Davis's adoptive mother's support enabled him to pursue his dreams—including joining the Marines and marrying his college sweetheart.

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One Teen's Adoption Story

North Carolina

"Everything that's happened has not broken me." A teen describes the long journey to finding her forever home and shares a message of hope with others.

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Mayville, North Dakota

When Jaquel found the AdoptUSKids website, he knew that he wanted to share his story: “I want to help dispel the myth that youth from foster care can’t be successful.”

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