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She was adopted at 17. Then, a stranger who’d ‘been where she is’ offered to help pay for college.

As a child in the foster system, Ashley Lacasse had already attended 19 different schools by the time she was 17. But now she has a stable home and the opportunity to attend college, thanks to her two adoptive moms and the generosity of a perfect stranger. “There’s sort of this unspoken rule with older kids that are in the system,” Ashley told her new moms, “and once you hit about 10 years old, nobody wants you anymore and you will never find a family.” That sense of hopelessness is…

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Touching PSA Shows The True Story Of A Teenage Boy Finally Being Adopted And Accepted Into A New Family

The sad reality is that most people are more keen on adopting babies, toddlers, and other young children. This preference makes it much harder for teens in foster care to find a loving family. According to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF): “Teenagers between the ages of 15 to 17 years old wait, on average, twice as long for an adoptive home, compared to children who are 14 years of age and younger. Currently, about one in five children waiting to be adopted are teenagers.” National Foster Youth Institute…

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Special Needs Dog Returned 4 Times Is Finally Adopted By Someone Who Totally Gets Him

It’s pretty much the same with all shelter dogs. All they want is a sweet loving forever home. But not every one of them is lucky enough to nail that from the first go. But sometimes even doggos have to face some serious hardship before they find a real silver lining in their lives. That was exactly the case for Bandit who was taken into the Gwinnett Jail Dogs Program as a stray but ran into some serious health problems that left him paralyzed below the waist. Luckily for him,…

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Jake, the Puppy Saved From a Fire, that Went On To Become a Firefighter

It all started in April of 2015 when firefighter Bill Lindler was coming home from a shift when he saw flames rising from a neighbour’s garage. “I saw Mama dog and several puppies running out,” Lindler told The Dodo. “I saw one puppy trying to make his way out, when a piece of the ceiling fell on top of him. He started yelping, but he wiggled himself free and backed into a corner and cowered down.” “I brought him outside, and he was pretty bad,” said Lindler. “He wasn’t moving.…

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The Heartwarming Moment This Pupper Found Out He Was Getting Adopted

After being in the shelter for about a month, Benny the Dog was finally adopted by his new family. As he did his “Freedom Walk” through the halls of the shelter, Benny jumped up and down in pure excitement of finally going home. Despite Benny’s palpable joy, I couldn’t help but notice all of the other barks and poor puppers that remained as Benny made his way to the door. Hopefully the rest of them get adopted and found loving homes too! Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/dog-finds-out-hes-getting-adopted/

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Little Girls Hug Goes Viral and the Story Behind It Brought Me to Tears

A recent video shared on Instagram by Jackie Alexander has gone viral and the story behind it is pretty emotional. The description below was pasted from her Instagram comment: “Some Mondays are better than others. I share this with permission from the parent of this student. This is pure testament that in a world full of turmoil and strife, there is still light and joy to be found in little everyday moments.   A dear family I know has been fighting for as long as I can remember to adopt…

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