‘She was sitting in a shelter with no place to call home. A teenager, she’d already given up on being adopted. Then I received a text: ‘Hey, Autumn. You still interested in foster care?’: Couple adopt teenager from foster care

“I’m often asked, ‘Wasn’t it hard bringing a teen into your home?’ The hardest part was missing the first 16 years of her life. The hardest part is knowing I can’t take away the pain she’s endured. That in order for us to gain her, other people had to lose her. The universe has showed me this beautiful, brown-eyed girl was supposed to be with us.”