She Had Never Been A Mother, He Had Never Had A Mother. Now This Pair Is Making A Life Together.

At 53 years old, Donna Torres Bourgeois became a mother to her son, Kevin, who had experienced severe abuse at the hands of his biological mother’s boyfriend. He connected with Donna right before he was slated to enter the foster care system, and she became his guardian.

The two share a special bond. Donna herself was raised by her grandparents, so she understands what it’s like to grow up without a mom and dad. She says now she wants her son to experience the joy of having a safe and loving home.

She said, “I used to dream of having kids and being a mom, but it just never happened for me. And now I am a mother to the sweetest, most loving little boy in the whole world. It’s a dream come true.”

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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