*Photo credit: Cara Taylor
Cara and Eric Taylor announced their plans to become parents by adopting a child from foster care in a very unique and touching way. The Today Show interviewed the couple about their 2014 holiday card, which features the Taylors posing behind six different pairs of children’s shoes. They say that race, sex and age don’t matter; as long as it’s the right child.
“We’ve always had adoption on our hearts.
When we researched the foster care system,
we found such a great need right here in our
backyard that we decided to go through the
foster care system here in Alabama and
grow our family that way.” -Cara Taylor
The holiday card went viral after nonprofit group Together We Rise shared the card on their Facebook page. The post has received more than 33,000 likes and 2,500 shares on several other adoption-related sites.
The Taylors have received huge amounts of support, even inspiring others to think about adoption. They hope their story can encourage others to open their home to a child that just needs a chance. To read the entire interview from The Today Show, click here.
About 500 children are adopted from foster care in Alabama each year. Nationally, more than 100,000 children in foster care are waiting to be adopted. Learn how you can start the process of adopting from foster care, and view children available for adoption at http://adoption.kvc.org.