Children deserve to have happy childhoods with lots of play and love. Sadly, some kids in foster care lose their lively personalities. They withdraw and become sad.
There are over 400,000 foster children in the U.S. Each has a different story. They wait for families to adopt them.
Alex, a 13-year-old, spent 11 years in foster care with 15 different families. He struggled to feel attached because he moved so much.
Jenny and Stephen Madkour saw Alex in a video and felt a connection. They decided to foster him and eventually adopted him.
Alex is now happy with his new family. His story shows how important it is for more people to foster or adopt children in need.