We like to take the time to reflect on inspiring adoption stories, especially when we get so accustomed to hearing bad news each time we turn on the TV or open up the newspaper.
The past few weeks, we’ve seen some stories that are wonderfully inspiring.
Iowa Family Includes 17 Adopted Children, Plus Dozens More Former Foster Kids
Ruth Buckels has been a foster parent since 1988, and she’s cared for up to fifty children over the past twenty-five years. She has legally adopted seventeen children, but she says that she regularly hears from 45-50 children.
She is also an advocate for adoption as a positive parenting option, and joins other advocates to raise awareness of adoption’s benefits.
Adoptions from Vietnam Reopen
After a six-year hiatus, Americans will again be permitted to adopt children from Vietnam. The new ruling limits adoption to children who have special needs, are at least five years old, or who have a biological sibling.
This is great news for children in Vietnam who are waiting for a loving family to care for them. According to some sources there are 1.5 million children in Vietnam who fit the profile above.
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