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Gary and Melissa’s Story

Gary and Melissa came to Volunteers of America after struggling for years with infertility.

The first step was meeting with the program’s social worker and starting the home study process. They learned that, in our program, the expectant mother selects the adoptive family for her child and that waiting could be long.

Happily, things moved quickly for Gary and Melissa. After only four short months, a birth mother chose them. She felt that Gary’s practice as a physical therapist and Melissa’s years as a teacher would make them excellent parents who would give her baby a wonderful family foundation.

Gary and Melissa welcomed their daughter, Mary Grace, a few days later and now feel their family is complete. After holding their baby girl and falling in love instantly, they agree that Mary Grace is the answer to their prayers.