Adoption Stories

October 13, 2001

All this year, Dr. Phil will be following couples looking to adopt, supporting birth moms in finding the right families to place their babies, and looking for homes for foster children. Here are some of their stories.



Hoping to Adopt
Jack and Jill have been married for four years. After years of failed fertility treatments and an adoption that fell through, they are desperate to adopt a baby.

  

 


Read more about Jack and Jill.
 



Placing Baby for Adoption
Rachel is 16 years old and five months pregnant with a baby girl. Recognizing that she will not be able to provide the baby with many opportunities, she wants to place her for adoption.

 

  


Learn more about Rachel.

 



Wishing to be Adopted
There are more than 117,00 children in the foster care system waiting to be adopted. Many have been shuffled from foster home to foster home, and long for a permanent place to live.

Dion, Ashley and Luis are three foster children who want a permanent family with parents who will love and care for them.

Meet Dion, Ashley and Luis, three special children.

*For information about adopting children contact:
L.A. Dept. of Children & Family Services
1-888-811-1121
http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us