13-year-old Tony Mutabazi never knew who his birth parents were. He had been under the foster care system since the age of 2, and when he turned 4, a couple from Oklahoma adopted him. A few years later, however, his foster parents did the unthinkable – they left him at a hospital and never returned.
On Monday, 300 people gathered inside a Collin County courtroom to witness and celebrate the adoption ceremony of an 8-year-old boy. Nike Schwartz spent 1,553 days in foster care and on February 17, he became an official member of his family! Four years ago, Child Protective Services (CPS) took Nike out of his biological parents’
New-Yorker native and single dad Lamont Thomas tried his best to hide the tears as he adopted five siblings of ages 5 to 1. Thomas has been adopting foster kids since 2000, and he has raised more than 30 youngsters since then. After a long process, the Thomas household has gotten bigger with the five
An Italian man named Luca Trapanese has been involved in social service programs ever since he was a teenager. So when he held Alba, a baby girl born with Down syndrome who needed a family, he knew in his heart that he was going to be the father of the abandoned child. From the moment
Chris Norton was just six weeks into his freshman year at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, when his life was changed forever. After he mistimed a play during a football game, he was left paralyzed from the neck down. That fateful day was on October 16, 2010, and Chris was just 18 years old. Lying
Cats are loving animals and when they find a home, they will always go back no matter what the circumstances are. This mirrors the story of Toby, a stray cat who walked 12 miles back to his family that gave up on him. Toby found this family when he was looking for a home but they
MINNESOTA mother, Leah Spring, 51, together with her partner Dean Ellingson, 61, has decided to do an incredibly selfless thing — they gave a warm and welcoming home to FIVE kids with Down Syndrome. Leah, who already has a daughter with Down Syndrome, has selflessly adopted five more children with the same condition. The big-hearted
Every once in a while, people come across people or scenarios at unexpected times that will leave a mark in their lives. These encounters might be a fleeting memory. Better yet, it can be a memory that will last a lifetime. The latter is what happened to a man who met a dog in a