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April 12, 2022

Steven and Liz’s Adoption Journey

Tell me a little bit of your family’s story of adopting your two sons. Good Shepherd facilitated two adoptions for our family. The first came several months after we finished submitting all our adoption paperwork to our Good Shepherd adoption specialist.  For our oldest child, we were considered and connected […]

December 22, 2021

Adopting an Older Child from Foster Care: Joel and Stephanie

Why is the family interested in adopting an older child? We became interested in adopting older children when we learned about the overwhelming need. The older a child gets the less likely it is for them to be adopted and this was heartbreaking for us to learn. We decided the […]

Rafe & Brittany: Party of Five

Why did you choose adoption? After fostering the kids for three years, we could not imagine our lives without them being in it! They had completely integrated into our families and stolen everyone’s hearts!  Why was it important to adopt a sibling group or what does it mean to kids […]

November 22, 2021

Adoption Story: The Open Adoption Journey for Becky and Tony

Becky and her husband, Tony, have been blessed to welcome two sons to their family through adoption, their youngest, coordinated by Good Shepherd. Here, she shares some insights and knowledge she gained on the way to parenthood. How has your understanding about openness in adoption changed through working with Good […]