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More than 44,500 children in foster care have been adopted on National Adoption Day. It’s a day that represents new lives for children and for their parents. Learn what National Adoption Day means to those who have experienced it first hand.

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Davena B.

Category: Families and adoptees

Phoenix, AZ

Davena is a pediatric nurse and single mom with two older daughters. She found herself with too much time on her hands as her children got older, so she decided to be a foster parent with the possibility of adopting a child.

Her first foster child was a 6-week old, drug exposed African American girl. The baby was perfect in every way! By the time she was 1-year-old, her parental rights were severed. Davena was thrilled to be able to adopt her.

Today, the child is very smart and a drama queen, which she takes after her older sisters who adore the very ground she walks on! Their world now revolves around this child. Davena has continued to foster and welcome children into her home.

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