Jacob was a foster child in a lesbian couple’s home at a time when adoption for gay couples was illegal. Because this couple couldn’t adopt him and knew he’d have to leave eventually, they had to say good-bye to him after only one year in order to lessen the inevitable heartache. Five years later, when adoption became legal for gay individuals, Jacob had not yet found a permanent home. Theresa and her partner searched for Jacob on “The Heart Gallery” and found out that he was available for adoption. With the help of a case worker from the agency’s adoption program, Theresa was able to complete the adoption in record time, and welcome Jacob into his forever family.