Allen Delong
Adoptive father

Allen Delong lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his two sons, now 13 and 10. Though they're biological siblings, they arrived separately, both at age 6, three years apart.

Delong saw few options for gay parenting in his 20s and crossed that dream off his list. Luckily, he revisited the list in his 40s, only to discover that the world had changed for the better. He could openly adopt children in his home state of Maine. This is what makes him a lucky dad.

Allen is thankful that organizations like the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption are dedicated to helping children in the foster care system find forever families.