From Foundling to Part of the Family

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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Jennie, a single mom, worked hard in low-paying jobs all of her life to support her children. She has also cared for a 14-year-old boy, Jacob, since he was left in her home by his birth mother when he was only three days old.

Jennie always meant to make it official and adopt Jacob but she didn't know how she would manage to pay for the legal fees or the home study. When the school system notified her that Jacob would have to leave school unless she could produce his birth certificate or prove she had legal authority for him, she turned to Idaho Youth RanchAdoption Servicesfor help.

Navigating the Maze of Adoption

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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Navigating the Maze of Adoption

Did you know that November is adoption month? To mark the occasion the Coeur d'Alene Press is running a series of articles about adoption, including this lovely feature about one of the happy families who helped by Idaho Youth Ranch Adoption Services. Read the full story of how "Idaho Youth Ranch counselors serve as a bridge between birth parents and adoptive parents" at : The Coeur d'Alene Press website.