Ep 07 | Adoption: A Bittersweet Journey

It is National Adoption Month!

Listen in as Allison shares a personal view of how she was led to adopt. She opens up her heart and shares how she has changed as a result of adoption, and how her family grew in ways she never imagined.

If you have ever considered adoption or foster care there are resources that you can visit to learn more about how you can help make a difference in the lives of children in your area.

For those in Utah:

Utah Foster Care is a non-profit that was created in 1999 by Governor Michael Leavitt and the Utah Legislature. Their role is to find, educate, and support Utah families, who are willing and able to provide a nurturing homes for children in foster care. The services they provide support the more than 2,100 children who are part of the foster care system in the State of Utah at any given time because their own families are in crisis.

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Utah’s Adoption Connection works with Utah’s Division of Child & Family Services (DCFS) to feature children who are in the custody of the state of Utah and are currently in foster care waiting for adoption.


Raise the Future was founded in 1983 to implement services that reduce the amount of time youth in foster care live without a permanent family.

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Wednesday’s Child Wednesday’s Child is a cooperative effort between KSL and Raise The Future highlighting foster children looking for permanent homes.

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For those in other area’s of the United States:

AdoptUSKids is a national project that supports child welfare systems and connects children in foster care with families.

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One Comment

  1. Carolyn Cannon
    November 19, 2022

    Hi Allison! I just listened to Episode #7 about your Adoption journey. Although I knew some of what you had been through, it was powerful to hear more of the details. These two precious girls are so blessed to have you as their mother. And It’s been so fun to watch a little of the journey you have been on. We love you and the girls! Thank you so much for all you are doing to make the world a better place! Love you! Carolyn Cannon

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