New York nurse adopts special need boy she cared for since birth

New York nurse adopts special needs boy she has cared for since birth

Kelli Dabek, a nurse, lives in Ballston Spa with her two college-aged daughters, Alexa and Hayley. She decided to extend the family to four members by adopting Jashia. Kelli brought him home 2-years ago after he was thrust into the foster care system after his biological mother unexpectedly passed away. Kelli and the family have […]

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How fostering a child can change your life for the better

How fostering a child can change YOUR life for the better

Welcoming foster children into her family home as a youngster has helped one Warrington woman to become the person she is today. Sasha, from Orford, was 13 years old when her parents decided to become foster carers and to welcome foster children to come and stay. Now in her 30s, she says she vividly remembers […]

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Isle of Wight Foster Carer Urges Others To Consider Fostering

Isle of Wight Foster Carer Urges Others To Consider Fostering

“If you are struggling to find meaning in your job or feel you need a rewarding life-changing new role, fostering could be the right path for you. It’s not just your life that will change, you will make a difference to a whole family.” Ros McCourt had long dreamed of creating a loving and nurturing […]

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Single mum defies the odds to adopt a son from foster care

Heartbreak to Success. Single Mother Defies the odds to adopt a son from foster care

Suddenly Suzanne found herself alone with two kids under five – with no way to provide any income for them. In the end, she decided to head back to university to retrain as a teacher. It was during this time that Suzanne met a friend who worked for the Department of Child Safety. “She told […]

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From foster kid to fostering the next generation | Meet Chay Samuels

Success! From foster kid to fostering the next generation

Her sophomore year of high school, her parents kicked her out of the house. Chay Samuels was born into a strict family of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She remembers wanting to be with friends and socialize but her parents forbade it. So, she left. A foster family in Brentwood took her in. “They just let me stay. […]

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‘Pro-life beyond birth’: St. Louis family mobilizes foster care, adoption

Creath Family Advocates for Foster care, Adoption

‘Pro-life beyond birth’ Matthew and Leslie Creath know firsthand that following Christ may lead to foster care and adoption. “Before Leslie and I married ten years ago, we talked about adoption and foster care,” Matthew said. “We always thought that was something we’d be interested in.” They lived in Springfield and were licensed foster parents […]

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Texas couple adopts 5 siblings who were separated in foster care

Texas couple adopts 5 siblings who were separated in foster care

A group of siblings are back together after being separated in foster care. A Texas couple with three biological children officially adopted the five siblings over a Zoom call in May, doubling the size of their family. Andi Bonura says she and her husband, Thomas, had been wanting to adopt after years of pregnancy issues. […]

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