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Helping to mold a child’s life for good is definitely worth it. Throughout their careers as pastors, Jack and Nancy Blansit had firsthand experience with struggling families and neglected children. In addition to raising their...
We knew that she belonged with us. Like many families who adopt from foster care, Odin and Tai chose to create their family by adopting and having birth  children. In a less usual twist, they adopted first, as a childless couple...
I knew I was loved when I finally felt safe. When Steven and Karlie Sears applied to become foster parents, they indicated their openness to children of various ages, ethnicities, and abilities.  Karlie writes, “We are all equals...
AFCARS Shows Decline of Children in Foster Care On Thursday, October 24, HHS released the 26th AFCARS Report indicating 3,788 fewer children in foster care in FY 2018 at 437,283, than in FY 2017 at 441,071.  The AFCARS reports...
"Teens are amazing!" After having spent two years in foster care, personable Martez (“Tez”) entered his teen years with the reassurance that he had found his permanent family. The 13-year-old came to live with Pete and Kaycee...
       "Immensely more beautiful!" Charonne and Kevin Ganiere always wanted to adopt, and they were both aware of the need for families for children in state custody. They decided to add to their family when their two young birth...
Adoption is already an expensive process and having some support from the government beyond the bare minimum goes a long way. The adoption tax credit has helped remove some of the costly expenses that come with adoption for...
"Adopt! We all need a place called home."  Antonia Hernández and Yolanda Reyna are the proud mamas of two beautiful young children. Their son Sebastian Antonio came to their home “on Cinco de mayo” (May 5, 2017) as a 5-day-old...
  "They've taught us to be better people."  When medical issues blocked the usual pathway to parenthood, Jennifer O'Connor and Stephen Koehler quickly realized, “How we became parents wasn't important. Sharing our lives and love...
"Adoption is one of the most precious gifts you could give a child." In their small rural community, the Kickbusches’ home is known as a safe, welcoming place for children. Mom Tammy observes, “We have had lots of kids other than...

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