Many families in Illinois adopt children for various reasons. Adoption is a unique area of family law that can allow children to become a part of a loving family. Many times, families adopt children who are given up for adoption by the birth parent. Other times, the children are taken away from the biological parents by the state, if the parents are no longer capable of caring for the child. In either instance, it can give the child a chance at being a part of a stable and loving family.
This was the case for one child who was adopted by a family when he was six-years-old. He was three-years-old when he was removed from his parents' home and placed in a foster home until he was adopted. He never took the opportunity for granted and became a very good high school athlete. The family has also adopted six other children over the years and has two foster children as well. The family believes that it is important for them to never say no to a child in need of a home, and the adopted children have done well, as a result.