Today’s featured article is about one couple’s adoption story.
Andy and Sarah Justice wanted nothing more than to have a baby, but after struggling to conceive for years, they decided to look into other options. With IVF costing between $30,000–60,000, the Justices decided to adopt a baby instead and were soon paired with a birth mother. Learn more.
This article discusses children’s adoptions through the foster care program. Very inspiring.
If so many people want to be parents and so many kids need loving homes, why are so many children left in the foster care system?
Some advocates suspect the negative stereotypes of kids in foster care may be part of the reason. Learn more.
Adoption is close to my heart. This is an inspiring adoption story.
In 2005, I traveled to China with my cousin, who is a single mom. It was a big trip, because she had adopted a 9-month-old baby girl, and was finally bringing her home. The group we were traveling with included a lot of families picking up their daughters, so I had a lot of down time on my own.
I spent a lot of time chatting with our travel guide, Jack, and asking him questions about the adoption process in China. Adoption has always been something I was curious about. I’m adopted, my brother is adopted, and there’s a lot of international adoption in our family — it’s abnormal if you’re not adopted! In fact, one of my other cousins has five Chinese daughters. Learn more.
A man was recently reunited with his birth siblings. It is a touching story about adoption and a lot of love.
Forty years after Robert Allen was adopted and separated from his five siblings, the Springdale, Ohio, man reunited with them on Saturday — and discovered that he’d actually met a few of them before. Learn more.
I wanted to share a sweet adoption story with my readers.
When I was 5 months old, the two people who conceived me sat in an office somewhere and signed away their rights to raise me. They opted out of the chances to hold me, comfort me and watch me grow. They gave up the opportunity to know me. I don’t assume that was an easy decision to make, but they must have felt it was the right one. Whether or not they wanted influence in my life, their decision that day made a lasting impression. Learn more.
What do adoption and writing have in common? Two sisters found each other at a writing class.
Lizzie Valverde, 35, and Katy Olsen, 34, found each other when they both enrolled in the same writing class at Columbia University. Learn more.
This is an interesting international adopting story.
Youth pastor Bruce Sperling and his wife hoped to adopt a child, but their plans were cut short when he drowned in 2006 while trying to save an imperiled kayaker.
Now, nine years into widowhood, Jill Sperling is pursuing that dream with efforts to adopt a boy from the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti. Her adoption agency, Bethany Christian Services, cautions that the process could take close to four years under Haiti’s newly tightened procedures, but Sperling is undeterred. Read more.