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Reasons to adopt a teen graphic13 reasons to adopt a teen December 29, 2016 Why adopt a teen? We asked—and our Facebook followers responded!

Allred family“If you can provide a safe, happy home, the door is wide open.” November 28, 2018 Parents of three adopted children talk about teens and making room for the unexpected.

Caseworkers weigh in: advice to prospective parents April 18, 2019 We asked five veteran caseworkers what families should think about before pursuing fostering and adopting and what makes families successful.…

Wempner family“We did not have a plan. Our hearts were wide open.” December 17, 2018 A mother who had given up on becoming a parent talks about the path to adopting four children.

Lesley Field and her daughter, MikalahWon over by a hug May 2, 2019 In this guest post, a woman who had planned on fostering writes about her path to parenthood.

Thompson familyA couple’s plans change—and a family grows January 16, 2019 A North Carolina mother talks about adoption and fostering, from newborns to teenagers.

The Barlow family“It’s OK to panic,” and other advice from an adoptive mother March 28, 2019 Nicole Barlow wants people to know that she's not a hero, she's an average person who took a leap of…

Meeks familyFrom heartbreak to parents of eight July 26, 2018 A couple learns about the need for families willing to adopt siblings—and takes action.

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

Sydney Martin and familyStaying for good April 25, 2019 A nursing student talks about bonding with her new family after being adopted as a teen.