Adoption stories

Families, foster care alumni, and caseworkers describe the rewards, challenges, and lessons they have learned. Do you have a story to share? Please tell us about it.

Outstanding Caseworker spotlight

May 04, 2017

Focusing on families' needs, maintaining boundaries, and having a person to call when things go wrong are three of this St. Louis caseworker's keys to success.


The art of making a family

May 01, 2017

A couple and their three daughters bond over art and dinner.


6 years, 4 teens, 8 lessons learned

April 03, 2017

A father who provides therapeutic foster care shares his advice with other parents.


“It’s been a journey”

March 16, 2017

A father who almost gave up on adoption writes about finding his son.


“Take it one step at a time, and appreciate every small success”

March 06, 2017

A mother realizes her dream of becoming an adoptive parent to teens.


“Everybody has a way to impact the lives of kids in foster care”

February 07, 2017

A father who grew up in foster care talks about the value of hope.


“It's the hard times that bring you closer"

January 25, 2017

A mother talks about the experience of adopting two sons—and of losing one.


“It was like watching a butterfly come out of a cocoon”

January 04, 2017

A couple’s consistency, commitment, and game-planning turned a teen’s life around.


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