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Successful Families

Forever Stronger

Alex and Mary H., adoptive parents in Livingston, Texas

My husband and I decided to become foster parents nearly three years ago. Only months after we completed our training were we contacted about a three year-old little boy who needed a permanent adoptive home. And that's when our story began.

We loved him the moment we saw him and did everything we could to ease the process for him, including driving over an hour each way every other day to visit him for nearly two months.

Our son has autism, however today you might not even know it! Two years ago, though, he couldn't say three words nor could he even look at us.

I know that DFPS was his chance. I'm forever greateful that we found him and that he found us. He's beautiful, funny, and now can't stop talking! I can't imagine our life without him. The opportunities of raising a special needs child are just that...opportunities. And our family is forever stronger for them.

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