Mary* had 2 adult biological sons who were already out of
the house when she heard that 2 girls she knew were going
to have to leave their foster home and move far away. She
couldn’t let that happen, so she became a licensed foster parent,
and dove right back into being a full-time parent again. One year later,
she adopted the girls as her first daughters. Ana and Maia* were thrilled to
have big brothers, a new family, and the ability to stay together. Mary’s boys
were excited to expand their family with new sisters. But Mary didn’t stop there.
Over the years, she fostered 6 girls, each staying with her for many years. Today,
Mary is planning to adopt another girl into her forever family; it will be a surprise for her
new daughter’s next birthday.
*Not her eral name or image of her children.