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Jamerika and the Johnsons smiling outside of a buildingWhat I want foster and adoptive parents to know October 25, 2022 I went into foster care at the age of five years old. When I meet foster and adoptive parents, here…
Victor Sims“I was adopted into the perfect family for me” September 27, 2022 Victor was adopted when he was 12. Now an adult, he shares what made his adoptive family so right for…
The Green family all together and holding a banner that says, "We are the village."Parents adopt 6 siblings from foster care: “The love is forever” August 7, 2023 Discover how adopting from foster care has brought more love and fulfillment to this family than they could have imagined.
Jeanmarie Moore family“Plans change. God laughs.” April 22, 2022 Jeanmarie Moore and her husband, Greg, never planned to adopt. Today, they are the parents of 11 children—seven by birth…
Illustration of a group of children jumping and playingCreating an affirming home for LGBTQ+ youth as a foster or adoptive parent June 14, 2022 According to some studies, almost 1 in 3 youth in foster care identify as LGBTQ+. Here are steps you can…
Kandice Harmon“I want people who are thinking about adopting to look beyond babies and toddlers” May 27, 2022 Kandice Harmon spent most of the first eight years of her life in foster care. And she has a message…
The Pendergrass family poses for a photo outside“I fell in love with both boys. There is an earnest sincereness to them.” July 29, 2022 Michael and Shay were moved to adopt a pair of siblings. Now, the boys really complete their family!
Family of seven smiling together shoulder to shoulderFoster and adoptive mom of 15 years: “Teens are great!” September 1, 2023 Melissa is the adoptive mother of three children and continues to foster many more. Here's her advice.
A couple sits on a couch and smiles as they look at an ipadWhile you wait: preparing to be matched May 6, 2022 While you prepare for your first placement, you may feel anxious, impatient, and hopeful—all in a single day. These six…
Rolounda HayesCaseworkers share what makes a great foster parent August 11, 2022 What makes a great foster parent? That's a question we've asked dozens of caseworkers over the years. Here's what they've…