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Alayna, 15, is a creative and artistic teen who expresses herself in her poetry and music. A natural entertainer, Alyana likes to make people smile.
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This New York Times article shares the story of how a Texas family who was ready to take a break from fostering ended up adopting five children—bringing the total number of children in their home to seven.
"You only hear about the negative stories of fostering, which is a shame, because there are so many great successes." A Massachusetts family describes the challenges and rewards of being foster parents in this Good Housekeeping magazine article.
The current People magazine includes an interview with AdoptUSKids National Project Director Kathy Ledesma offering answers to the "big questions" about adoption.
Foster youth advocate and AdoptUSKids spokesperson Mary Lee writes about the experience of being adopted as a teen and what family means to her in a Huffington Post column.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are unveiling a new series of public service advertisements today designed to continue to encourage the adoption of children from foster care, with an emphasis on the need for families for older youth.