Jerry and Keira Gross decided to expand their family by adopting Duncan. Duncan was a 16 year old boy who was seeking a forever home. As with any addition to a family, transition must occur…whether it's the birth of a child, or an addition through foster care and adoption.
“From the beginning of our interaction with KVC, we always knew that Duncan was going to be our forever family,” says Jerry.
“Bringing Duncan into our family has not only changed us, but it's changed him as well. He’s been given new opportunities, adventures and possibilities. It's amazing what structure, guidance and hope can give to a child that wants to be loved,” said Keira. Duncan is doing well in school with A's and B's in his classes.
The Gross family reports that KVC was instrumental in assisting them in the adoption journey and answering any questions they had along the way. “Our training allowed us to network with other families and to develop the support system we need to help us,” reported Jerry.
“We would definitely encourage all potential forever families to consider adopting children from the child welfare system. …We would also encourage families to consider sibling groups.”