Boy Insists On Being Adopted With Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Watch this sweet, brotherly video.

Ashley Foster August 03, 2017

Dawson and Dalton have been in foster care for four years. Dawson could have been easily been adopted long ago, but he insisted on staying with his older brother, Dalton. Dalton has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and is non-verbal. Brydges and Steven found Dawson through Adopt America. They fell in love with him instantly. When they contacted his caseworker, they were asked if they might consider taking the older brother as well. The couple was a little overwhelmed at first. They discussed his special needs at great length. They decided that the most important thing was to keep the boys together.

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Ashley Foster

Ashley Foster is a freelance writer. She is a wife and mother of two currently residing in Florida. She loves taking trips to the beach with her husband and sons. As an infant, she was placed with a couple in a closed adoption. Ashley was raised with two sisters who were also adopted. In 2016, she was reunited with her biological family. She advocates for adoptees' rights and DNA testing for those who are searching for family. Above all, she is thankful that she was given life. You can read her blog at

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