Families who adopt foster kids need a lot of support. In Rantoul, Ill., families get help in a neighborhood called Hope Meadows from older adults who’ve moved there just for that purpose.
The Gossett family has definitely benefited from this arrangement. Whitney Gossett adopted four siblings from foster care: brothers Patrick, 13, Andrew, 12, Jeremiah, 7, and sister Bella, who’s 10.
“It’s a good thing that they all got to stay together,” she says. “They were talking about having to split ’em all apart and send them to different places until I told them I wanted all of ’em.”