Changing the journey: Ellie’s story

Posted on May 21, 2020

In May of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ellie graduated from high school virtually surrounded by her loving family. But it wasn’t too long ago that Ellie’s journey looked quite different. Watch: Born into a family in which she suffered years of abuse, Ellie missed four years of school before b

COVID-19 puts strain on foster to adopt process

Posted on April 9, 2020

The following story was produced by FOX 13 in Salt Lake City. The Atkins family knew their family wasn’t quite complete. Three years ago, Wendy and Ian Atkins began fostering children. Late last year, Wendy and Ian came across a 12-year-old girl named Kenzie on Utah’s Adoption Exchange. “As we were