Adoption Day: Wichita County families made whole

Emilio Banks
November 20, 2017

The children live with their new families for at least six months before the adoption is finalized.

2 dozen families celebrated on National Adoption Day in San Jose.

Nationwide there are more than 110,000 children in foster care, waiting for a permanent home and a loving family. Together the 48 children were adopted into 38 families. "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 think as much as maybe I've helped her, I hope I have, she has helped me more than anyone will ever know", Deborah says.

This is Brooke and Cameron Holley's first adoption, and for them, Thanksgiving and Christmas will no longer be the same.

She got her wish four years later, after her brother had been living with her as a foster child for almost a year.

Ida said the boys were dressed in white shirts to symbolize how their parents see them as angels in their new life.

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"Well, I got adopted by my mom! We always talked about having some and adopting some whenever we were dating and after we got married, we weren't able to have kids so then we've just got into foster care and adopted through foster care".

One of those children is a little girl named Elise Broch.

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"This is the most exciting day of the year for the Family Court", says Chief Judge Michael Forte, "We are thrilled and honored to be a part of finding new homes and families for our most disadvantaged children".

Details on that, plus more on the adoption process, can be found by visiting Tuesday's Children.

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