What Does Adoption Mean to You?

Share Your Story for National Adoption Month. See How You’re Part of the Big Picture of Adoption. 

Adoption has touched all of our lives in one way or another. Whether you’re a birth mom, adoptee, sibling, or friend, you have a story to tell. Tell us how adoption has touched your life -- help us show how adoption touches everyone

Together, our stories show the big picture of adoption. Share yours now, then scroll down to see the others! 

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Latest Stories

Because of Adoption...

  • Beth Stapleton
    signed 2016-11-10 21:55:14 -0600
  • Tamara Peters
    signed via 2016-11-10 20:24:54 -0600
    I have beautiful sisters and lots of love in my life.
  • L Priest
    signed via 2016-11-10 19:27:59 -0600
    I have a wonderful cousin. My aunt adopted him as a newborn and he was instant family. I also have 2 step kids whom I adore. As an older mom with one biological child adoption is our first choice for our 2nd biological and 4th child. A family is whom you choose. You love who you love.
  • teata gattis
    signed 2016-11-10 19:20:51 -0600
  • Pam Graham
    signed 2016-11-10 19:19:59 -0600
    I’m alive and a mother of six
  • Eloisa McCulluy
    signed 2016-11-10 19:13:32 -0600
  • Dawn Audet
    signed 2016-11-10 19:04:02 -0600
  • Mary Geary
    signed 2016-11-10 18:22:33 -0600
  • Sandra Parent
    signed 2016-11-10 18:05:40 -0600
    My Heart is Full
  • Linda Sylvester
    signed 2016-11-10 17:22:47 -0600
    I have a real family
  • Jacob Sturges
    signed 2016-11-10 16:44:44 -0600
    I joined my forever-family 12-15-1989
  • Missy brown
    signed 2016-11-10 16:24:25 -0600
    I have seen the heart of God
  • Missy Brown
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-10 16:23:03 -0600
    See how my story is part of the big picture of adoption.
  • Heather Breese
    signed 2016-11-10 15:59:33 -0600
  • Jody Cox
    signed 2016-11-10 15:44:03 -0600
  • Kaedra Blue
    signed 2016-11-10 15:39:55 -0600
    I have peace
  • Karen Halstead
    signed 2016-11-10 15:26:37 -0600
    We now have a beautiful daughter. After raising our 3 sons, we chose to be foster parents. After fostering a baby girl for 18 months, she became part of our family forever
  • Laura Pedersen
    signed 2016-11-10 15:21:47 -0600
    God has blessed us with our boys! Unconditional Love!
  • Amber Pomper
    signed 2016-11-10 15:18:33 -0600
    My family exists! My husband was adopted, and we recently adopted our daughter in July. My husband and I were high school sweethearts, we broke up when we went to college and both married other people. 10 years later, we were both going through divorces and found each other once again. He had a son from his previous marriage and I fell in love with my step son the moment I met him. I did not have any children of my own. We knew we wanted more children and so we set out to grow our family. Through 7 years of trying to have a baby, getting married and building our forever home….we knew we were being called to adopt. We were an approved waiting family for approximately 3.5 years. I was ready to give up. We were passed over as a chosen family time and time again. I remember crying to my husband that this wasn’t meant to happen for us and it was time to move on. Two weeks later, we got a phone call that our daughter was available for a private adoption and the birth mother wanted to meet us. We met with her and instantly clicked. We welcomed our daughter, Eleanor Pearl, July 29, 2016. We have an open adoption and a wonderful relationship with our birth mother. Thanks to this amazing woman, our hearts and our family, are complete.
  • Tanya Singleton
    signed 2016-11-10 15:09:19 -0600
  • Donna Green
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-10 15:08:35 -0600
    See how my story is part of the big picture of adoption.
  • Donna Green
    signed 2016-11-10 15:07:59 -0600
    I felt complete
  • Sara Caswell
    signed 2016-11-10 14:04:23 -0600
    I now have . Family the way God intended for me to have
  • Trinity Malone
    signed 2016-11-10 13:01:17 -0600
    I’m a birth mom & my daughter has wonderful parents
  • Gretchen DeCoste
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-10 12:42:41 -0600
    See how my story is part of the big picture of adoption.
  • Gretchen DeCoste
    signed 2016-11-10 12:41:45 -0600
    My best friend and her husband became a family
  • Jennifer Feulner
    signed 2016-11-10 11:25:37 -0600
    I am a Mom of Five!
  • Megan Granzin
    signed 2016-11-10 10:57:19 -0600
  • Denise Kennon
    signed 2016-11-10 10:48:01 -0600
  • Amanda McVicker
    signed 2016-11-10 10:04:48 -0600
    I have met some of the most amazing and strong people