Boys & Girls Aid

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.


Siblings start 2017 in their forever family

Boys & Girls Aid Antich Family

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!


Two lives forever changed by surprise messages

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.


The Eichelberger’s Story of Open Adoption

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.


Connor’s adoption story

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.



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