A Life-Changing Call

When Maryann Shackelford answered a phone call from her cousin, she had no idea that her life—and her family— were about to change forever. Maryann’s cousin said a little girl had been dropped off at her house and wanted to know if she could stay with Maryann and her husband, Chris. The little girl’s biological (Read More…)

An Unexpected Family

Grady Gay was four months old when he met his mom and dad. Foster parents Chris and Danielle Gay had not planned to adopt. “It’s hard to explain how we knew he was the one even though we didn’t know we were going to adopt,” says Chris. While they were making their way through the (Read More…)

Becoming A Forever Family

When Alfredo and Monica were unable to have children, they weren’t sure what was next. Monica’s mother suggested they learn about adoption. “I was scared at first,” says Monica. The couple didn’t personally know anyone who had adopted. But after they researched, read adoption books and attended adoption support groups through PCHAS, Alfredo and Monica (Read More…)

The Making of a Family: The Urquharts

Zach and Whitney Urquhart always knew they wanted to adopt. They even talked about it while they were dating. So when the couple had trouble getting pregnant they knew it was a sign. Though they had a daughter, Pearson, the desire to love more children was strong. Then, after starting the adoption process, Whitney got (Read More…)