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The Phillips Family, Alaska They share a strong bond and truly care for each other. Marianke and Jon Phillips praise Alaska’s foster care and adoption system for granting them the joy of parenthood after eight years of...
The Mays Family, Missouri "My children are my LIFE!" “I had no intention of adopting,” reports Stacy Mays, who is now the proud mother of six adopted children, ages 8 to 17. She offers a simple explanation for how she moved...
The Justice family, Alabama We never give up, we talk openly, and we love unconditionally. When they first started providing foster care, Stacy and Keith Justice wanted to care for older children. They knew they would be able to...
The Perkins Family, Oregon "We celebrate what makes us unique and what has brought us together." Sherry Perkins writes, “My faith has always been the driving force behind my desire to adopt.” When she applied to become a foster...
The Mayorga Family, Oregon "Adoption creates relationships built on love and trust" Adoption through foster care has provided Marcus and Kristin the opportunity to become parents. They write, “We are blessed with our two...
“All children deserve a stable, supportive, and loving home in which to grow, thrive, and realize their full potential” President Trump signed an Executive Order on Wednesday, aimed at strengthening child-welfare programs...
COVID-19 Advocacy Resources Examples of State Policy Reforms: This document includes a running list of reforms to consider advocating for in your state that could help meet the needs of older youth during and after the crisis. ...
Hi, my name is Ellery Wolf. I am from Scottsdale, Arizona, and a rising senior at Indiana University in Bloomington. I am majoring in Nonprofit Management with a minor in Public Policy. I am particularly drawn to VFA because I am...
“We are a family that pulls together and helps each other out.” Jeff and Dana must have truly enjoyed parenthood, because after their children were grown, they adopted four youngsters. These are: Kenzie, age 11; Aubrey, 9;...
Join Simone Biles on Facebook as she reads her favorite picture book, The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister, to your kids on Friday, June 26 at 11am EST. At the age of 3, Simone was placed in foster care, having started life with...

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