Jimmy Graham’s Unlikely Path

Jimmy Graham shares his story of despair and hope that led him to be adopted by Beck Vinson, who at the time was 25, taking care of her 5-year-old child and struggling to make it already. After Vinson began taking interest in Graham’s academics and began helping Graham improve his grades in school, Graham began to trust Vinson. “She was so determined,” Graham recalled. “She pushed me even though it was tough on her. She was poor, hard up for money, had a little kid and was trying to get through college. But I saw her, and I was inspired. I never had someone commit to me like that.”

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The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of children around the world in need of permanent, safe, and loving homes and to eliminating the barriers that hinder these children from realizing their basic right of a family.

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