08/01/2012 09:34 am ET Updated Oct 01, 2012

More Latinos Are Adopting Or Becoming Foster Parents

A college lecture inspired Ray and Connie Gallego to consider what most Latinos still haven't completely opened up to: adoption.
"My wife and I were working diligently into our successful careers and decided to start a family. We continued trying for years and weren't successful," recalls Ray. "I told myself that I needed to act now and start researching adoption agencies." The desire to raise a child outweighed all the odds against them. After one year into the adoption process, the Gallegos finally brought home their first child, Cristina. The Gallegos described it as "love at first sight." A couple of years later, the family adopted a sibling pair, Ruby and Anthony.