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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.

7 tips for getting to know a teen you are fostering or adopting March 4, 2020 Getting to know a teenager is a journey. Being thoughtful and considerate of their life experiences and needs when communicating…

Caseworker Marsha Carrier4 days + 20 inquiries = 1 adoptive family January 5, 2016 A Tennessee caseworker describes her work with a Virginia family who adopted four siblings.

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.

Wendy and Joey Garren pose with their four adopted children.“We didn’t know what we were looking for until we found it” December 18, 2019 A mother talks about overcoming her fears and doubts to adopt four siblings from foster care.

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.

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.