“Family is priceless…We weren’t put on this planet to be alone…One thing that makes adoption special is that you get to choose one another,” says Ramona about her decision to adopt Ashley when she was 15 years old. In fact, this whole family has grown together and can no longer imagine life apart. Teens who are adopted by permanent families are more likely to finish high school, go to college, and be more emotionally secure than their peers who age out of foster care. So if you’re considering adoption, please consider adopting a teen; they need love and support, too. Learn more at AdoptUSKids.org.