Adoption makes a big difference in a child's life

Editorial: Adoption makes a big difference in a child's life

Before the meal, Santana and Soto, a couple for 19 years, were among 11 families who adopted 12 children in Lawrence Juvenile Court as part of National Adoption Day. Numerous children had previously been home to home while in the foster care system.

"We got her at 4 weeks and we haven't had her continuously since then, she went back to her mom to make a go of it and we got her back after that", said Daniel.

Life Management Center officials say they often keep in contact with their children years after their adoption.

Kids in sport coats and suspenders scurried around a crowded foyer decorated with balloons, while local government and non-profit agencies manned tables advertising resources to new adoptive families as music played over a loudspeaker. "And, to be completely honest, tons and tons of drug use that's resulting in kids entering foster care because their parents aren't able to take care of them".

The family sported matching shirts in their favorite colors to commemorate the day. "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". "And being with them and showing them love teaches them how to show love when they grow up".

The event began in Syracuse 17 years ago in conjunction with the national movement in an effort to celebrate the adoptions and draw attention to the need for foster parents.

Editorial: Adoption makes a big difference in a child's life

The Andersons say the thing they look the most forward to with their new family members are having a team of people to play sports with. Across the nation, 23,000 children age out of the foster care system each year with no family or permanent home.

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

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

"From the start, I felt she was always ours", Felicity said. "The homes that we do have here stay full", said Smith. "You get to know them and they're so loving". Thank you for knowing that attachment is exactly what our kids need.

Smith shared with the crowd the motto of the adoption-supportive Dave Thomas Foundation: "Unadoptable is Unacceptable".

Adoption isn't for every family, and that is OK.




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