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Family Stories About Adoption and Foster Care

Owens family


“We can be the home for these kids.” The death of their little boy inspired Adam and Karen Owens to adopt four medically fragile children.

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Gilmore family


A Virginia mother who adopted four siblings from Tennessee shares her family's story and describes the lessons she learned along the way.

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The Williams family

New York

A single father who had given up on having a family describes the experience of adopting and raising his son.

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The Smith Family


Robin and Kelly Smith describe the joys, rewards, and challenges of adopting two teens from foster care.

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The Santiago-Zayas Family


Adoption was never in the plan for Sandra Santiago-Zayas. Until she became a translator for a teenage girl in foster care.

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