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There’s Always Something Good

Kids deserve to know where they came from–and birth parents deserve to know that their kids are okay. Foster and adoptive mom Verneesha talks about keeping the lines of communication open between her daughter and her birth mother.    

Being There When It’s Hard

Foster and adoptive dad Shelly shares a story about a very difficult time with one of his children. Even when things got really tough, Shelly was there for his son–in a way that truly made all the difference for his … Read more

Never Give Up on Hope

What does it mean to never give up? Adoptive parents Lori and Karl share a story about bringing home their daughter, Nadia.

It’s Okay to Reach Out for Help

Magdalia, herself a former foster youth and adult adoptee, shares a story about realizing that it’s okay to ask for help. You don’t have to go along your journey of foster care or adoption alone.

All My Pride Aside

It can be hard to say, “we need help.” Just ask foster and adoptive parents, Stephanie and Jermaine. In this video, they share a story about setting their pride aside in order to get all of the support and help … Read more

Am I Good Enough?

If you’ve ever felt like you don’t have what it takes to parent or care for a child who has faced trauma, Paulette’s story will give you the encouragement you need to hang in there–no matter what.

No Matter What

The parents in this video give you a brief glance at what it means to be a “no matter what” family.

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Why Adoptive Families Need Support

Coalition for Children, Youth & Families CEO, Oriana Carey, talks about why “no matter what” families are so vital for children–and how hearing the stories of other parents who have been on a similar journey can strengthen everyone involved.