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A teenage boy and two parents.While you wait: developing characteristics of a successful parent April 7, 2020 Five traits and supports you’ll want as an adoptive parent and tips for acquiring them while you're waiting for a…

How is COVID-19 affecting children in foster care? May 7, 2020 As with many crises, this one is hitting vulnerable people the worst. And it’s possible that more children will be…

Crenshaw familyAt home with the Crenshaws March 21, 2016 A video series provides a behind-the-scenes look at one family's adoption journey.

Ries family“The biggest leap of faith I’ve ever taken” September 19, 2019 A mother shares her story of adopting four siblings in this guest blog post.

Angie and Chris Hatla pose with thier adult children and adopted son, Carlo.Saying “yes” to Carlo November 14, 2019 When the Hatla family adopted a son of a different race, they expanded their world in unexpected ways.

The Drucker family at home.“Adopting a teen rocks your world—in wonderful and unexpected ways” July 13, 2020 A Minnesota social worker talks about the process of adopting her daughter.

Rainwater family“We needed to do more” August 10, 2020 A couple looks beyond a teen's rebellion to see her strengths and desire to be adopted.

Ross family“More family than we expected” August 8, 2019 When Terri and Paul Ross adopted two daughters, they also welcomed the girls' grandmother into the family.

Foster care and adoption in the age of COVID-19 March 20, 2020 We’re talking with child welfare workers, collecting information from families, and working with trusted national and local organizations to bring…

Foster care alum Catherine PearsonLetter to a foster parent December 14, 2015 A woman who grew up in foster care thanks her former foster parents.