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February 14, 2023

An Adoptee’s Experience: Family, Fortitude & Forgiveness: A story of searching for identity and belonging

At 43 years old through an ancestry search I found more than my DNA. I found family and that freedom-type of forgiveness that usually only comes from what feels like an impossible combination of acceptance, release and grace. Read More

January 19, 2023

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Your Adoptive Family

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Your Adoptive Family! What is Lunar New Year? Read More

November 7, 2022

From Shy to Sparkly

Rue didn’t smile for 3 days when Holly and Doug first met her in China, and she didn’t speak until she was on the airplane home from China, Holly says. After that though, she has not stopped doing either. Holly says “Rue is just a delight. She is so big and vivacious. She takes over a room. Read More

November 2, 2022

From Homelessness and Neglect to a Home and Love

Aya and her younger sisters Tala and Sarah were originally born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2004, the girls were brought to the U.S. Read More

October 27, 2022

When Adoption Ignites Hope in an Older Child

When Adoption Ignites Hope in an Older Child Read More

August 30, 2022

Military Family Stories: From Foster Care to Permanency

For Sammy, “it was like a switch went on.”  Read More

August 2, 2022

A Birth Mother's Choice

In January 2020, I received a call through Barker’s 24/7 Crisis Pregnancy Hotline around 11 pm. At the other end of the call was Elyse, an anxious expectant mom in active labor. She was determined to speak with an adoption agency before heading to the hospital. Read More

May 1, 2022

Adoptee Voices: Foster Care & The Value of Adoption

When talking about adoption and the adoption process, there's one voice that should sound the loudest, the voice of the adoptee. As we enter National Foster Care Month, we want to amplify these voices even more. Read More

January 25, 2022

Wondering How Your Adoptive Family Can Celebrate Lunar New Year?

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Your Adoptive Family! What is Lunar New Year? Read More