Man Turns Heartbreak into Mission to Adopt

Man Turns Heartbreak into Mission to Adopt

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am

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When Steve Allen lost his wife to cancer in 2011, he didn’t know what to do with all the love that was left in his heart. “Where do I go from here? I thought we’d be together forever” Allen told the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Where he went next was a four year journey that ended with the adoption of his son Logan.

Logan had been in foster care and already had two failed adoptions, he was about to give up hope when his adoption worker convinced him to go to one more meeting. That’s when he met Steve. The adoption took about a year and just this past Christmas the pair celebrated one year together as a family.

Steve says Logan was shaking the Christmas gifts under the tree. He asked him, “Which one do you think you will like best?” With sheer love in his voice, Logan replied, “As long as I have you for a dad that is the best Christmas gift I could have.”

At the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption we are dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of adoptions from foster care so that every child like Logan can have “the best gift ever.”

To learn more about foster care adoption or to start your foster care adoption journey, download our free adoption guide.