Older Child Adoption

Featured Youth From Raise the Future

By AAAA-Admin / March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Featured Youth From Raise the Future

This week we have three children waiting for adoptive homes.  These children include Emily, age 13, from Missouri, and siblings Arayanna and Drake, ages 16 & 15, from Utah. You can find more information about Arayanna and Drake or Emily by clicking on their names under their pictures. Emily Arayanna and Drake If you are […]

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A Memorable Adoption Story

By AAAA-Admin / November 16, 2021 / Comments Off on A Memorable Adoption Story

A very memorable adoption story I will always remember fondly was one involving a sweet little boy.  A single woman who took care of her elderly mother was trying to adopt two young brothers who were distantly related to her.  One had been in the custody of the county and the other, a boy of […]

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The Older Waiting Child

By AAAA-Admin / November 15, 2021 / Comments Off on The Older Waiting Child

How would you define “family?” People who are related by blood or marriage is the typical first definition. But we all know that being biologically related may never lead to being in a true family relationship. How many distant relatives can you imagine currently having whom you have never met? How many of us have […]

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Adoption Finalizations – From the Waist Up

By AAAA-Admin / November 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Adoption Finalizations – From the Waist Up

I have many incredible stories to share after working in the adoption arena for over 30+ years but until I actually write the book that I keep threatening to write, I will turn to one of my recent favorites. As challenging as the pandemic has been, there really have been some silver linings. Recently one […]

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Home Sweet Home At Any Age

By AAAA-Admin / November 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Home Sweet Home At Any Age

As an adoption professional for nearly 30 years, I have had the privilege of representing clients in over 2,500 adoptions. While the majority of those have been newborn adoptions, the ones that have really grabbed my heart are the adoptions older children and adults. My oldest adoptee was almost 60. There is no age limit […]

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One Of My Best Adoption Experiences

By AAAA-Admin / November 4, 2021 / Comments Off on One Of My Best Adoption Experiences

A lot of people focus on adoption as involving infants or small children, but one of my most rewarding experiences was working with clients who adopted three young men who had aged out of foster care, never having had found their “forever families.” My clients were a married couple who worked in the financial sector. […]

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