Adoptive Families' Stories

Every family formed by adoption is unique. Their stories can help educate and inspire us to explore the benefits of adoption for children, parents, and the communities where they live. Read and listen to the stories below to learn more about others' experiences with adoption and to help you decide if you are ready to open your heart and your home to a child waiting to be adopted.

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Being Foster and Adoptive Parents

Being Foster and Adoptive Parents
Presents an 18-minute video that tells the stories of foster and adoptive parents. The video is one chapter in The Road to Adoption and Foster Care.

Digital Stories From the Field

Digital Stories From the Field
National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections
Includes stories that represent the voices of foster and adoptive parents and postadoption workers. Their stories describe the joys and struggles of adoptive families in meeting the ongoing needs of their children.


LGBTQ Adoptive Videos
Creating a Family
Includes videos showing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) adoptive families describing their experiences with adoption.

Our Stories
Northwest Adoption Exchange
Describes the experiences of families formed by adoption and the impact it has had on their lives.

Forever Family: Finding Families Changing Lives
Forever Family
Lists more than 30 videos of children and families formed by adoption in Florida and North Carolina.

Real Adoption and Foster Care Stories
Lists numerous stories of foster, adoptive, and prospective adoptive families as well as youth and foster care alumni.

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (Arizona)
Shares the success stories of several families impacted by foster care and adoption.

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