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Family Adoption Stories

Have you ever thought about adopting?

In the U.S. alone, there are more than 100,000 children looking for a place to call home. They are in need of a loving family and new life.

And if you expand your view, to a global perspective, that number rises drastically. Globally, an estimated 140 million kids are motherless and fatherless.

We are facing an orphan crisis.

Bringing Home Baby

In the United States, an estimated two percent of Americans step forward every year to help these orphans. They view adoption as a way to fulfill a need – whether it be saving a life, growing their family or giving their children a new sibling. Sometimes it is even all three.

Today you are going to meet a few of those fearless parents. Men and women who are caring, strong and from your community. Their stories have been gathered in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month by the DCCCD Foster Student Program.

  1. The Calhoun Family – three families blend into one
    “Keep God first. Be open-minded. Don't let race dictate who you adopt. And be persistent. No matter what the situation looks like on the surface, know that it will all work out in the end.”
  2. The Douglas Family – infertility, loss and adoption
    “Adoption is a rewarding journey, but a journey nonetheless. Because you’re building a ‘Forever Family’, it’s a continuous process. Be open and honest with your child(ren). They will have many questions. Provide age-appropriate answers, but always operate in truths.”
  3. The Rodriguez Family – it takes two five to tango
    “Have patience. At least for us we were relying on our faith. And trust in the Lord. Things happen for a reason and in their proper time.”