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30 Sep: Best Buy helps employees grow their families with adoption, surrogacy benefits

The nursery that Keegan Shoutz and his husband, Paul Schroepfer, decorated sat empty for a year.

They had a crib, a changing table and a rocking chair — but no baby. Still, they were hopeful that the adoption journey they began in 2016 would lead them to the family they desperately wanted.

“I had a ton of great memories from my childhood, like camping and horseback riding. I just really wanted to create a new set of memories like this with my own family,” Paul said.

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10 May: Mother’s Day blessings, thanks to Best Buy benefit

When Kate Hobbins was a little girl and people asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she’d tell them, “I want to be a regular mom.”

She laughs about it now — and this Mother’s Day, she’ll laugh even harder with 4-year-old daughter, Emilia, and 4-month-old son, Robert, in her arms. That’s because this year, with some help from Best Buy’s newly enhanced adoption-assistance program, she’s finally that “regular mom” she almost didn’t get to be.

“Sometimes I’ll text my husband that I just can’t believe that I can add the ‘s’ at the end of kid,” Kate said.