Everyone loves babies. As we race down the interstate highways, giant billboards with pictures of smiling Gerber babies reach out to us asking for foster homes. When we page through newspapers and magazines our hearts are touched by pictures of toddler waifs with big solemn eyes saying, "I need a home," and many think, "I can do that. I can extend love and care to a little one."

The reality, though, is that
most of the children awaiting foster homes are adolescents, often with a history of special needs.

The stories of these Allendale children show that it’s never too late—the involvement of the right person at the right time can change the course of a life for the better. Names have been altered to protect the children’s identities.


Patrick
Background
Finding a Foster Parent
Results

Daniel
Background
Finding a Foster Parent
Results