“I was 16 years old when my family moved to Guatemala. Up until that point, I had basically been living the American dream, but that move caused a radical 180 in me when I began to really see the world from a new perspective. My life looked a lot different than most American teenagers. I
Knowing that you’re debt-free is one of the greatest feelings in the world. That’s exactly what Chelsea Haley of Marietta, Georgia, felt when she cleared a total of $48,683.41 in debt! This sum includes her student loans with interest and the amount she owed in credit cards. She achieved this feat five years after adopting
When Arizona police officer Brian Zach met a little girl named Kaila while on duty, he knew he wanted to take care of her forever. His wish came true this summer when he and his wife, Cierra, officially adopted the 4-year-old girl into their family. In March 2018, while on duty, patrol sergeant Brian and
On November 22, an animal rescue organization in Mexico City, Mexico, rescued an abandoned dog tied to a park bench. Placed beside the poor dog was a piece of paper held down by a rock. The note said the pup was being mistreated at home, so its owner left him in the park to find
My brother and I were both placed into foster homes at a young age. He was lucky—he went to a family called the Ripleys. I went through four different homes in three years, and each one was worse than the next. I’d get to see my brother every few months. Ms. Ripley would take us
If we had to make a list of the most challenging jobs in the world, being a parent would surely make it to our top 10. Raising children, maintaining a household, and holding down a job to pay the bills and put food on the table is no easy task for anyone. But no matter
While some have the heart to abandon their pets, there are more people willing to save the lives of animals and even adopt them. One of these is Joey Wagner, a marine from Nova Scatia, who is also an animal lover. He didn’t just rescue a helpless puppy but also gave him a new home.
Family is one of the greatest gifts we have in this world. However, not everyone is as lucky to have one that is intact. Broken families are everywhere – a situation that sometimes can’t be helped no matter how much fixing is done. Robert Carter understood how important it was to be with loved ones.
This couple from Reading, Pennsylvania, got more than what they wished for when they recently became a family of 11 in July. Maxine Young, 30, and her husband Jacob Young, 32, tied the knot in May 2016 and wanted to start a family right off the bat. Maxine always wanted to adopt children. And when
Aside from being called “doctor,” this pediatrician from Noble, Oklahoma, just earned a new title: mom. Dr. Arveitta Edge is now the proud parent of a 10-year-old boy and his sister after the three officially became a family last month. Edge met her son D.J. when he visited her office for a checkup with his
In a rare moment, the notoriously private Sia opened up about her life as a mother of two. The singer revealed the happy news in an interview with SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up. Sia announced that she welcomed two sons into her family last year. She said she adopted the teens when they were aging out
When two-year-old Jaden’s biological parents went through the process of voluntarily signing over parental rights, Kimberly Wieneke and her husband rejoiced at the thought of welcoming the child as their own son. The couple from Fort Smith, Arkansas, had been fostering for over a year, and Jaden has been with them since May 2019. They