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  • Waiting for Adeline

    Waiting for Adeline

    After saying goodbye to one foster son, and preparing for his brother to follow him home, Yvonne and Artie welcome a newborn girl whose mother wants to put her up for adoption. After a decade of dreaming, they're closer than ever to becoming parents.

  • Borrowed children

    Borrowed children

    Yvonne and her husband Artie take in a 15-month-old foster son who social workers say was abandoned by his mother. They take this as a cue that they might be able to adopt him. The first of many moral dilemmas comes the very next day.

  • Foster care: The bigger picture

    Foster care: The bigger picture

    Foster care is intended to keep children safe until their parents are ready to care for them again. However, in thousands of cases a year, it's concluded adoption is what's best. We step away from Yvonne’s story to look at this bigger picture.

  • A diagnosis, and a decision

    A diagnosis, and a decision

    Yvonne realizes she should have sought answers sooner about why she wasn't getting pregnant. When she finally saw a specialist, her diagnosis was scary. Months of tests and procedures still couldn't guarantee a safe pregnancy and healthy child.

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