Stephen Schmidt and his wife, Arlene, began the journey of adoption 18 years ago by becoming licensed foster parents. Stephen tells his family’s story, one filled with laughter and tears, sadness and joy, and ultimately filled with a family stitched together by love. Thinking of adoption? Beware: it may be the most powerful thing you ever do with your life.
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If interested in fostering dogs in the NYC area, check out the following website. Steven insists it will change your life:
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