Success Stories

Teresa Hawthorne Encourages Women to ‘Soar’ Amid Societal Barriers

When it comes to turning pain into purpose, Teresa Hawthorne is a living example of how to do so with grace. In her new book, “Turn Up” Your Life & Create Something F.I.E.R.C.E. Within,” the transformational speaker and mindset coach, award-winning vocalist,…

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Police Officer and Wife Adopt 4-Year-Old Girl

While on duty, an Arizona police officer got to know a little girl in need of placement and has now given her a forever home! Brian Zach, lieutenant of the…

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National Adoption Day 2020: One Kinship Family’s Incredible Bond Leads to Adoption

National Adoption Day 2020 occurred this past Saturday, November 21. With COVID-19 cases on the rise across the country, Adoption Day looked a little different this year, but that didn’t…

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Single Father Adopts FIVE Siblings

A single foster father has prevented the separation of five siblings by adopting all of them! Robert Carter was separated from his nine siblings at a young age, so he…

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Family Adopts Five Siblings Who Were Separated in Foster Care

Andi and Thomas Bonura were advised not to have more children, but they wanted a big family, so they decided to become licensed foster parents. They now have three biological…

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Mom Learns Her Adopted Children Are Biological Siblings

Katie Page became a mother by fostering to adopt. What she didn’t know is that she was reuniting biological siblings Grayson and Hannah! In 2016, Page began fostering a newborn…

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2-Year-Old in Foster Care Gets Virtual Adoption Hearing and Parade

Two-year-old Isla Moody was finally adopted by her family in Jacksonville, Florida, after being in foster care for 700 days. By following social-distancing guidelines, the Moodys were able to have…

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2020 Gerber Baby Is First Adopted Baby Chosen for Campaign

The 2020 Gerber baby is here! Magnolia Earl has made history as the first adopted Gerber baby, announced on the TODAY show, and she’s the latest in a string of…

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#SocialWorkStories with Former Kinship Caregiver Ms. C.N.

Note: Families within the child welfare system deserve their privacy, therefore, we do not reveal their identities. ASCI: What challenges do you face as a kinship caregiver?CN: The main challenge would…

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#SocialWorkStories with Caseworker Lori Marshall

ASCI: Why did you become a social worker/caseworker? Lori Marshall: I have always loved kids and wanted to be around them. ASCI: What are some challenges you’ve experienced as a child welfare…

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