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Featured Family Story

Deb Soly and Jill Poirier

Massachusetts

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.

Deb Soly and Jill Poirier

Featured Youth and Foster Alumni Story

Maxine

Wimauma, Florida 

Maxine Archibald was born into an abusive household and spent her early childhood severely ill. She credits a child welfare worker for removing her from her birth father when she was 9 and placing her with loving foster parents. For 13 years her forever family raised her. Looking back on her life, she believes her marriage, her children, grandchildren, and her business career, would have not been possible if not for her foster parents.

Maxine
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