Published: Sun, November 19, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Families celebrate National Adoption Day

Families celebrate National Adoption Day

"They are safe and now they are with us".

From left to right, Dakota, Madison, Paulette and Steve Ginnard watch on as Ashlee Ginnard signs her own adoption papers Friday afternoon at the Lewis County Superior Court in Chehalis. Families with cases scheduled for the day are invited to attend special ceremonies.

Her daughter, Jamie Arnold, was happy to finally have siblings.

National Adoption Month brings awareness each November to the needs of children and youth waiting for their permanent families.

"I just love her for what she has done for me", Israel said.

Forty-three children across Central Florida now have forever families Friday which marks National Adoption Day. "And that's a big deal to all of these families here today that they have a solid place to call home". She and mom Karen Kistis sang a chorus of "You Are My Sunshine" before signing adoption papers.

Roughly 6,000 children are in foster care in New Jersey, according to the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Adam and Jaimi Gruler already had a blended family of six boys ages 8 to 19.

"These are their forever families", Phillips said. "They really are a testament to our community".

Many judges say this is their favorite day of the year when they get to see the children and families come together.

The family adopted the girls, and haven't looked back.

She's now one of four kids and while the Rendleman's have their hands full their hearts have room to grow.

The people at the Life Management Center build bonds with these children before they find forever homes.

There are more than 5-thousand children available for adoption in the USA and about 75 of those are right here in Wichita Falls.

"My family is built on biological kids and foster kids", said Liana White after adopting son Randal. We don't want to create more loss for the children.

-At any given time, there are around 300 children in foster care in Alabama who are ready for adoption, but with no family to go to.

Cole said without the help of the adoption agency A World Without Children, she would not have known how to even get the process started.

Kymerea's mother, Deborah Lauper, had been her foster parent for years.

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