Liz Smith, a nurse in Massachusetts fell in love with her adopted daughter Gisele upon sight.
Shay worked up the courage to text Wing. "Can you think about adopting me one day?" she wrote, knowing she wouldn't be able to ask the question out loud. "I really want a mom."
Terri and Michael Hawthorn have housed more than 80 foster kids over the years, but knew two years ago that they wanted to adopt these seven siblings.
Sixty-nine years ago, Tampa resident Genevieve Purinton was falsely told her daughter had died during childbirth. This week, the family reunited.
National Adoption Day is observed annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Many have chosen this option of adoption, including many celebrities.