New lives start here

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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Organizations Family and adoptees Advocates

Fred and Kim Millner

Category: Families and adoptees

Los Angeles, CA


AJ Millner

Category: Families and adoptees

Los Angeles, CA


Darnell Cates

Category: Families and adoptees

Los Angeles, CA


Edwina Lewis

Category: Advocates

Los Angeles, CA


Judge Michael Nash

Category: Advocates

Los Angeles, CA


Willie Garson

Category: Families and adoptees

Los Angeles, CA


Category: Families and adoptees

Hoffman, OH

Attached is a link of our adoption journey blog I keep.

http://babyhoffmans.blogspot.com/

We adopted our twin boys who are now 19 months old and never imagined the love we could have for them. They were born in TN and have been with our family since they were 3 days old. We are truly blessed that they were brought into our lives through the gift of adoption!


Category: Families and adoptees

Broomfield, CO

Almost 7 years ago we found out that the only option for us to have children would be adoption. We have known since the day we married over 10 years ago, adoption was going to be part of our life, just didn't think it was going to be our only option. A few months after finding out this information we went to church and met a couple who had adopted two children through Adam's County Foster Care. We had never heard of legal risk or Foster to Adopt options. They explained the process and put us in touch with the adoption coordinator for the county. It took us a while to get through the initial phases of getting certified. In part because I was going through a bit of grieving still of not being able to carry a child. We received our approval almost exactly 9 months before we were placed with Steph. She came to us just after June 1, and a few weeks after her 2nd birthday. We knew from the second we laid eyes on her she was a member of our family. Her case was extremely low risk, and TPR was processed in August. We were so excited to learn we would be able to finalize on National Adoption day. We had almost 20 family and friends in the courtroom with us that day. We had such fun. The caseworkers, lawyers, and judges all were having fun finalizing forever homes. We had infants through a 16 year old get their forever families that day. The following June we were placed with our son. He was just shy of his first birthday. His bio mom was more involved, and took almost two years before TPR was done. We were able to finalize his adoption in February 2010.


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