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A family formed by adopting teenagers

Wanted: Teens

Wanted: Teens

Adopt an adolescent? People do, all the time.

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Web Resources for Foster Adoption

Foster Adoption Resources

Adoptive Families supports a year-round focus on foster adoption. These web resources provide support and practical assistance for families.

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Expert tips on how to minimize the trauma of foster care placement for preteens.

Minimizing Placement Trauma

Pre-adolescents have special needs in a foster care placement. Our expert provides tips on how to make the transition to an adoptive home a little easier.

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One woman describes her foster-to-adopt journey.

“Waiting for Joseph”

During the process to adopt from the foster system, we faced a series of delays. But, at the end, we found a love that was worth the wait.

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Book Excerpt: The Mercy Rule

Read an excerpt from Perri Klass' new novel about a pediatrician who grew up in foster care — and now works with similar at-risk patients.

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One mother describes her journey, adopting teenager from foster care.

“Adopting Teenagers From Foster Care”

"My boys were teens when I adopted them, but that doesn't mean they didn't need a mom. Even if I was only 25 at the time."

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Children adopted through the foster care system

Fostering Positive Perceptions

The number of children adopted from foster care has dropped in recent years — and a new survey finds that Americans believe many myths about the process. Here are the facts, and real-life stories, that could help find more kids permanent homes.

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Happy mother and her son through foster adoption

“Fostering Love”

With fost-adopt, I didn’t need to own a home or have $50,000 in the bank to become a parent.

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A photo taken on Justin's adoption day

“The Day I Joined a Forever Family”

A 10-year-old recalls the day a foster family became a forever family for him and his sister.

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A picture of foster child Darrell

“An Imperfect Family” – Remembering My Brother Through Foster Adoption

My family couldn't give Darrell the storybook life we'd all have liked. But with us, he learned to embrace the joy in life.

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One mother explains the lessons she learned about older child attachment.

“Pushing Past an Older Child’s Barriers”

What we learned about talking about a child's past and attaching in the present after adopting a 10-year-old from foster care.

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A child affected by reunification

Recapturing the Heart of Your Child

When a foster child who has been in your care goes back to live with his birth family, and then comes back to your home, a different child returns.

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