In Our Words

Real people, real stories, real situations.

You’re never too old to be adopted.

We’re teens growing up in care or with an adopted family, and we have some unique issues and perspectives. Here we talk about our personal experiences: what it’s like to be a part of “the system” or to join a new family, what we think about it, and how it feels. But there’s a lot more to us than just where we fit (or don’t fit) into a family. We also talk about our hopes and dreams and other stuff we’re interested in, like art, music, movies—whatever.

If you’re a teen in care or an adopted teen, you’ll know you’re not alone when you read our stories. And we hope you’ll share your story with us, too.