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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 […]

Adoption Story: Birth Parent Relationships with Brock and Kate

Brock and Kate adopted their son with the help of Good Shepherd and have an open adoption. Why is it important to tell your child his or her adoption story from the beginning?  You want to be able to tell them later on that they know these people – they’ve […]