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Adrian: A future far different from his past

Adrian: A future far different from his past

Hardship can be a springboard to a bright future “I always got there early, and I couldn’t wait to leave,” Adrian, 18, said with a chuckle. He’s talking about his first year at Boys Ranch, when his first class after lunch was woodshop. “I would show up early to class because, that way, I didn’t…

Training is the key

Training is the key

Providing loving care to children who need help turning personal tragedy into triumph is the Boys Ranch mantra. Helping a child’s heart — often deeply scarred by the absence of or abuse by others — to rise from the ashes, is our staff’s daily goal. It’s a task that takes a proverbial army of committed,…

Challenges common for adopted children

Challenges common for adopted children

Children who are adopted often experience struggles adapting to their new environments. These challenges can be even greater for international adoptions, where the child must adapt not only to a new family, but also to an entirely new culture and sometimes even a new language. Emotional issues surrounding adoption most often present themselves in one…

Ava: There’s life after loss

Ava: There’s life after loss

Boys Ranch a place of self-discovery for Ava “My birth mother promised to return for me one day,” said Ava, 17, recalling the Ukrainian orphanage where she spent her early life. “I was four or five, and she came to see me and gave me gifts … I’ve never seen her again.” Eight years after…

Tom: Finding faith and a future

Tom: Finding faith and a future

Tom minces no words when he talks about what a godsend Boys Ranch was for him and his four brothers when they arrived from El Paso in July 1964. “My dad had run off,” Tom said, “My mom was single, had no education, worked as a civil servant at the Army base. My brothers and…

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