Success Stories

No Uncertainty About Permanency, Even in Uncertain Times

This piece was published in Child Welfare Information Gateway’s story collection for Foster Care Month 2021, Reflections: Stories of Foster Care. Though COVID-19 has brought about many uncertainties, the Child…

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Ohio Couple Fostered Nearly 100 Girls over 30 Years

Al and Ann Hill fostered nearly 100 girls over three decades, The Cincinnati Inquirer shares. Their children left for college and they became empty-nesters, so for Ann and Al, it wasn’t a…

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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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Former Foster Youth Dedicates Her Life to Service and Advocacy

For Stacy Johnson, MSW, JD, former foster youth and Managing Director of Child and Family Services at ASCI, formal foster care was an unfamiliar concept as a teenager. “When I went…

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