Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Does Brad Heyen also feel fortunate that his adoptive parents use to joke that his biological parents were Amish?
Kansas Children’s Service League’s focus shifts from adoption to prevention and keeping families together Kansas Children’s Service League’s focus shifts from adoption to prevention and keeping families together By Elizabeth Scheltens The Wichita Eagle ""Brad Heyen doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t know he was adopted. It was a topic that was up not only for discussion in the house where he grew up but also for questioning and for even humor. “My parents and I used to drive past Hutchison and see Amish horse-drawn buggies on the road,” Heyen said. “They always used to joke that my birth parents were inside.” Heyen’s story begins like many adoption stories in Kansas: with the Kansas Children’s Service League. The nonprofit organization, which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year, has been responsible for thousands of adoptions statewide since its founding in 1893."" Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/07/28/2911728/kansas-childrens-service-leagues.html#emlnl=Morning_Headlines_Newsletter#storylink=cpy