Inspiring Adoption News


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.

Read more here.

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.

Read more here.

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Meet Steffany Aye, the heart behind Adoption & Beyond since its inception in 1998. Fueled by a deep passion for supporting both birth and adoptive parents, Steffany's journey as an adoptive parent has continued the foundation for this non-profit adoption agency.

Drawing from more than 25 years of dedicated experience, Steffany and her team are committed to crafting warm, thriving families through child-centered adoptions. Their inclusive services, free from any form of discrimination, reflect Steffany's unwavering dedication to the beautiful tapestry of adoption.

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