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Union County families adopt 9 kids on National Adoption Day

19 November 2017, 12:54 | Louis Holland

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There are more than 3,000 children in the child welfare system in Miami Dade and Monroe counties.

"We have gone through a fairly extensive legal battle to get to where we are with her, and some are simple, some are not, it just depends on each case", said Salena Courtney, mother of Kayson and Bri.

Still, Laura said she had been interested in adoption, and earlier this year, it felt like the right time for them to bring a new child into their family.

More than 70 foster kids are going home with their new families. "We are always in need of permanent homes for some of our children in foster care and we're always in need of foster parents".

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Around 200 children in Snohomish County are legally separated from their biological parents and waiting to be adopted.

Since then, Charlotte has been a member of the family, but on Friday, the Porters made it official. My grandmother loved me, and thank you for loving that little girl over there and loving all your children."The list of accomplished people who were adopted is long. And being with them and showing them love teaches them how to show love when they grow up". There wasn't a dry eye in the courtroom for the 13-year-old's adoption ceremony.

National Adoption Day, which takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving, is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 110,000 youths in foster care who are waiting for families to call their own.

Numerous children in the foster system have a background of abandonment and neglect, and the family has to work hard to build good relationships, she said.

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All of these families have adopted out of the foster care system.

They are about to learn they will never be separated after the hardships they have been through.

"I know from working with foster parents", Tipton said, "they get so many rewards from loving these kids and nurturing them till they go home - if that's gonna be possible - or to live with grandma or a relative. You are the reason we are all here", she said. If you are interested in learning more about foster care and/or adoption please visit the U.P. KIDS website at www.upkids.com or you can contact us by phone at 906-487-9823.

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