16 children find 'forever families' in Snohomish County after official adoption

20 November, 2017, 02:57 | Author: Ruben Patrick
  • Children establish legacies on National Adoption Day

On Friday dozens of Connecticut's foster children found a family to call their own as part of the state's Adoption Day.

Each year, right around the holiday season, thousands of children get the chance to find that ideal family they've always been looking for.

Through contributions from community sponsors, costumed characters, mascots, and a balloon artist welcomed and entertained the children, while professional photographers took portraits of the new "Forever Families" and will be donating framed prints to each family in order to forever commemorate the moment.

"Today is so different I don't know where he would have ended up", Hernandez said.

A special celebration was held at Orange County Courthouse for the biggest adoption day across the country.

"We just decided that we had enough love and time and dedication to give to children, a home and a family that children may never have an opportunity to have", Gruler said.

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All of the children were adopted out of Ramsey County, but the families came from all over the state.

"The kids are getting a fresh start", Ulysses Zuniga said. "Some of them might not be biologically related, but they're linked in their hearts and minds". Forty-one of those kids have not been matched to a family.

Jones and her husband adopted their second child, six-year-old Darren, and will be giving their new son a stable home for the very first time.

Israel said he is grateful that his adoptive mom, Keisha Archibald, has taught him discipline and good listening skills and enrolled him in school.

The Broch's said they may not be done adopting.

"We just hope for the best for all of us", Ida said. "It's not a job to me".

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