Posted on January 25, 2017
Miranda, Aleksey and Harley joined their forever family on Dec. 28, 2016. In a courtroom in Multnomah County, a judge presided over their adoption finalization ceremony - making the transition from foster care to adopted official. Their parents, Patrik and Donald, shared their experience adopting their children from foster care.
Miranda, Aleksey and Harley were all in different places so a lot of planning went into our first day meeting them. We drove out to see each of them at their individual foster homes and spent a couple hours with them. We were all so nervous. By the end of that very emotional day we were all exhausted…but excited to do it again the next day!
Posted on December 21, 2016
John and Kayla were looking forward to building a life together as they planned their wedding in 2008. They were hopeful for children to expand their close-knit group of friends and family who all lived nearby. The couple felt their lives had come together to build an exciting future when John received an unexpected letter that changed their lives for the best. John, who was adopted as an infant, was contacted by his birthmother. In his 25 years of life, John had never spoken to her.
Posted on December 20, 2016
At 2:19 AM on July 27th, John and Kayla Eichelberger got the call they had been waiting for. Within minutes they were out the door and on the way to the hospital for the birth of their son, Finnley. Of course, they had been ready for this moment for months. Their birth mother, Brittany, had been with them from the start. Having spent many weekends together and attending every ultrasound and doctor appointment, the three had built a strong relationship throughout the pregnancy.
Posted on December 7, 2016
Duane and Nicole expanded their family through foster care adoption. Nearly a year later, they tell us about the experience and how it has changed their lives.
Posted on December 5, 2016
Inspired by the giving spirit of the holiday season, Boys & Girls Aid is excited to announce the start of our 2016 Everyday Hero campaign. Everyday Hero is an online service dedicated to making giving easier and more accessible through a secure peer-to-peer fundraising platform.