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Adoption and Foster Care

At-home volunteering: Make “no-sew” blankets for kids in foster care

Families Giving Back creates in-person volunteering events as well as at-home projects for families with kids of all ages. These events and projects ---...

ARIZONA’S CHILDREN: Nearly 18,000 kids are in foster care. What happens next is up to us.

About 40 children --- infants through preschoolers --- temporarily reside at Child Crisis Arizona’s emergency shelter in Mesa. These are children who have been...

Project Jigsaw: A family for everyone

This story begins with two people who met through mutual friends at work. They found it comfortable to be together. A friendship blossomed. One night,...

Grandparents raising grandchildren – a success story

“I wanted to thank you for raising me into the wonderful person I am and putting your name onto something so huge, it means...

National Adoption Day creates hundreds of new forever families

For 9-year-old Nevaeh Andrews, being adopted by her aunt and uncle last Saturday was the beginning of a new life. She was not alone---more...

Arizona adoption attorney Kathryn Pidgeon

She was a reluctant law student. Yet she stuck with it. She graduated, married a classmate and together they moved to Phoenix. It was...

How adoption medicine supports families

Shay Patel was 20 months old when Heather and Himanshu Patel, of Florence, officially became his parents. Shay (pronounced “Shy”) was born in India,...

The many faces of foster care

Three of nine youth who will take the stage Friday night in a new play called "Shipwrecked" know its subject better than most. They're...

Working “for the little ones” in Ethiopia

It has been nearly seven years since Brian and Keri deGuzman of Paradise Valley stood in the Addis Ababa airport, a new baby daughter...

Play explores parenting a grandchild

Directing a new play called "Woman and Girl" has special meaning for Xanthia Angel Walker, who describes her own grandmother as highly practical, completely...

Celebrating adoption and foster families

After dreaming for years of performing a musical about adoption called "They Chose Me," Valley Youth Theatre artistic director Bobb Cooper knew just who...

Kinship families struggle to make ends meet

Mary Jansen is a grandmother who lives in Mesa. Theresa and Greg Banks are an aunt and uncle who live in Phoenix. Shelly Wilson...

Foster care and adoption services

A Place To Call Home 1830 S Alma School Rd #122, Mesa 480-456-0549 1200 N El Dorado Pl, Bldg C, #300, Tucson 520-318-9906 • tocallhome.com A foster care and...

An Ethiopian adoption story

Brian and Keri deGuzman clasped hands as they walked down the narrow, dark hallway of a small but carefully kept foster home in Addis...

Ethiopia – the day of departure

We are off! And in the deGuzman's home, two cribs await.

Ethiopia – the talismans of travel

Today I am packing and repacking, thinking and rethinking the decisions about what I should take to Ethiopia. I am grateful for the short list...

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