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For Kolby, his earliest memories were in foster care

Kolby’s two older sisters were already in the foster care system when he was born. By the age of 2, it was clear there were two options – grow up in foster care or be adopted.
For Kolby, growing up in foster care seemed likely. He and his sisters were set on a path where they cycle through foster homes. As the number of moves increased, so did confusion around who their family was and where they would be sleeping.

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Everything in foster care is temporary. Nothing is certain.

Boys & Girls Aid Christopher Webb

One day, a child can be in a foster home where they feel supported and loved. The next, they can be moved. The roots they planted are pulled. The connections they made are broken. The life they knew is replaced overnight with a new one. New adults, new rules and a new house.

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These parents prove its all about family.

Michelle and Tobin knew they wanted to adopt siblings. Being a twin, Tobin had happy memories growing up with his sibling and wanted that for his own children one day. When he and Michelle matched with their daughters, they knew it was right. They shared their story with us.

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High school sweethearts give their daughter the best life by choosing adoption

Nicole and Brandon are high school sweethearts who have been there for each other since days in the school yard; picking each other up after injuries on the sports field, and supporting each other through tough family times. They recently moved away from home and into their first apartment together after both being accepted to OSU. Nicole is studying liberal arts, and Brandon engineering. Both are focused on their academic and professional futures, and plan to travel after graduating.

It was a shock to discover Nicole was pregnant during their sophomore year. They weren’t ready to become parents, but also wanted the best for their unborn daughter.

After learning about openness in adoption, the young couple decided to go through our infant adoption program. Through Boys & Girls Aid, they were able to select the family they thought would be best for her.

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For two brothers, a foster family became their forever family

Photo by Lindsey Butterworth of Road 40 Photography

Carrie and Anders had been looking forward to having their boys make the transition from foster care to forever family. On March 10, Lucas and Jaxson officially became their sons. The couple shared their adoption story with us.

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