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Journey of the Adoption Process

Journey of the Adoption Process

This story is written from the perspective of a local adoptive family regarding their journey of their second adoption through public adoption.  We thank this family wholeheartedly for sharing this beautiful story!

 
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Every Child Deserves a Place to Call Home

Every Child Deserves a Place to Call Home

Take a moment and think back to what life was like when you were a teen.  What do you think would have happened to you if you had no place to call home, nobody to help you fill out job applications, nobody to be there to plan a high school graduation party, help you get ready for prom, practice driving, etc.?   Even as adults, many of you probably turned to your parents for something whether it was for advice, tips on how to do something, somewhere to go for the holidays, or a good home cooked meal. 

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Adoption is Forever

Adoption is Forever

You hear time and time again, "Adoption is forever."  It is very true that adoption is forever.  It is also very true that adoption can impact the lives of an entire family in a very powerful and positive way. In the midst of all the positives about adoption, the truth that adoption can be challenging and have “bumps in the road” years after the adoption finalized is very real.  

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A Foster Parent's Journey: Meet the Altys

A Foster Parent's Journey: Meet the Altys

When Cebien Alty’s wife, Joy-Lynn, brought up the subject of becoming foster parents, as her biological mother had been during her adolescent years, his quick reply was a resounding “NO!"  He wanted to focus on having children of their own and was quite honestly worried about the "type" of children in the foster care system.

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It’s not just about helping the children, the children impact our lives as well. My family is multi-cultured, it is a learning experience for everyone. Both the children and the foster family learns each other’s cultures- what foods they like, what products they use, etc. We take the children with us on outings to the beach, theme parks, and treat them the same as our own children. The children are a part of our family.