Never Too Old for Family, Adoptive Parents Finally Bring Home Their Son at Age 20
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes you are never too old for family and the Betancourt family is a deep believer in that notion as well.
Their oldest son (whose name they chose to keep private) lived in foster care since he was 13. His siblings were adopted by the Betancourt’s, but he simply wasn’t ready to be adopted. He was told he would always have a family. He aged out of foster care at age 18, but finally two years later he was ready to take the Betancourt last name.
His mom says, “At 17, our son was struggling with the idea of family. He aged out of foster care by choice and we waited. Finally, at 20, he was ready to take our name, but he was ALWAYS our son.”
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions from foster care. The Foundation focuses its signature adoption program on older children, sibling groups and children with special needs. Be sure to watch the video, “When I first met my child,” to see more stories of families who adopted older children.
For more information or to support our mission, visit davethomasfoundation.org