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Foster Care Adoption Myth Busting

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Siblings Manny and Tabitha were officially adopted by the Kyle family in 2013 after years of sharing their home. Their mom told us, “We love sharing our story in hopes that more people will consider foster adoption. There are so many myths involved with it - all these kids need is unconditional love.” 

One of the biggest myths of foster care adoption is that it’s expensive. Did you know that adopting from foster care is low cost or in some cases free?

Adoption Benefits Come in All Sizes

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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is excited to announce its 2017 Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces by size.

Each year the Foundation ranks the nation’s employers that offer the best adoption benefits to their employees. The Top 100 list features companies like American Express (#1), Capital One (#2), Facebook (#31 tied), Comcast (#31 tied), Hilton (#61 tied), adidas (#74 tied) and Zappos (#85 tied.)

Siblings Through Adoption, but Connected for Life

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Cammie and Michael are 7-year-old twins who were placed in foster care at birth in 2010 and were adopted by their forever family in September of 2011.

They were soon joined by a sister. Desiree is 10 years old and after spending four years in foster care, was adopted into the same family as Cammie and Michael.

Today all three are thriving in their forever family.

American Express, NYU, Comcast, Hilton Top Industry Leaders List for Adoption Benefits

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Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks the nation’s employers with the best adoption benefits. The Top 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace List is based first on financial reimbursement for adoption costs and second on paid time off given to families who adopt.

A Full House

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The Whittmore’s knew they had more love to give and opened their hearts and home to foster care adoption.

The family added four more girls to the family when they adopted Autumn, Madison, Tayleigh and Devyn. The girls now have two more sisters Tiffany and Taylor, who are the Whittmore’s biological children.

The family says they felt called to foster care adoption and feel blessed to be able to provide a safe, loving home for all of their daughters.

I'm His Mom. I Show Up.

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This guest blog post is written by Meryl Phipps, a foster and adoptive mom whose son, Jeremiah, was adopted through the Foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program.

Learning to Love Again

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This guest blog post is written by Josh and Katie Butler. The Butler family has one adopted son, Braxtel,and is in the process of adopting a sibling group of three. They have also provided respite care to foster families on several occasions. Their only biological child, Dewey, passed away when he was 132 days old from complications connected to a genetic disorder.

Foster Care Adoption: Come Prepared with Faith and Heavy Duty Boots

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Stacie Booth is a mother of one adopted son and two biological sons, a devoted wife and a small business owner who provides Taekwondo classes for a homeschool group and Montessori schools. She is a relocated Texan living in Michigan and freezes to death every winter, but has found some solace in snowboarding and sledding with her sons.

Celebrating His Forever Family

Children of all ages are waiting in foster care to be adopted
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Jayden met his adoptive parents at 14 months old after being in foster care for nine months. His mom shared, “We never expected the adoption process to take as long as it did, but we would do it all over again! He was our son from the first day we met him.” 

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