29 children in Santa Clara County adopted on National Adoption Day

20 November, 2017, 02:54 | Author: Gary Shelton
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There are more than 5-thousand children available for adoption in the US and about 75 of those are right here in Wichita Falls.

Dozens of kids and foster parents feeling extra special this National Adoption Day as 50 adoptions were finalized Friday in Miami in a combination effort between Our Kids of Miami Dade and Monroe, The Children's Trust and the Department of Children and Families. Families will be celebrating, along with judges, court staff, and social workers as adoptions are finalized for several local children. "Knowing that they wouldn't of had anybody else, knowing that they would've been rotting away in a children's' nursing home and for us saving their lives is the greatest thing in the world for us", said Tatlock. "I mean, you can't help but love her, whenever you see and you spend time with her, you just fall in love with her".

Brooke told us, "We're just excited". The Zuniga family from Ralls gave 3-year-old Tony, 5-year-old Xavier and 7-year-old Robert a chance at a new life.

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A same-sex couple from Scarsdale was also on hand to adopt 4-month-old Rigby. "It's something you can really cherish".

The amount of medical attention for these boys may be extensive, but their parents' love for them is endless.

Joshua and wife Amber Ley Cohn said, "If I couldn't have kids, I wanted to adopt".

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At any given time, more than 600 children are in the foster care system in Orlando. On Friday, they adopted twin 6-year-old girls, and their 8-year-old brother who were in foster care.

The adoption process was "grueling", Archibald said, but she and her two other children - one biological and one previously adopted - wanted to make sure Israel and Aristotle had a safe place to live.

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