‘Ms. Ripley immediately made arrangements for me to join their family when she first noticed the scars on my body’

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

This woman adopts a 17-year-old girl who spent 3,739 days in foster care and 24 different homes

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

Mom of quadruplets shares incredible before-and-after photos of her awe-inspiring pregnancy

Be sure to reach the end of this article to see the photo update! After giving birth to her first child four years ago, Lindsay Hay, 28, had suffered from multiple miscarriages. So, it came as a shock to her and her husband, Syman Hay, when her ultrasound last year revealed that they were having

A daughter wrote a message of hope in the snow for her mother who’s battling cancer

Cancer patient Michele Schambach, 65, had arrived at the Cleveland Clinic in northern Ohio from Guatemala to find a more advance treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. Living with a serious illness is always difficult, as the patient has to contend with numerous tests, procedures, and oftentimes painful treatments. In some cases, patients