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Families made official during National Adoption Month

Families made official during National Adoption Month

Approximately six months after each of their births, their respective adoptions were finalized in Kershaw County Family Court.

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. I saw what happened when kids weren't adopted and they needed to be.

The opioid epidemic sweeping the nation - and hitting the Tri-State especially hard - is exacerbating the issue, leaving more kids without parents.

There are more than 3,000 children in the child welfare system in Miami Dade and Monroe counties. That trend extends across the country: Of the 110,000 children and youth in foster care who are waiting to be adopted, about 12,500 are between 15 and 17 years old, according to the Children's Bureau. You can read their biographies here.

"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.

Myth: It's too expensive to adopt an older child from foster care.

Families made official during National Adoption Month
Families made official during National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month and Thursday was National Adoption Day. It made it easier for foster children to be permanently cared for by their own relatives, and to stay in their home communities. However, for those families who choose adoption, it is important to know that your commitment, love and support benefits the child, your family, your community and society. We did not because we recognized there are so many American children waiting to be adopted.

There are numerous examples of truly fantastic RaiseAChild families dedicated to serving children of the foster system, headed by both coupled and single parents.

But on Friday, a meal at the Methuen restaurant took on a special meaning for the now blended and bigger Lawrence family.

Are you curious about the benefits of building a family through fostering or adoption?

Tony and Kim Bleau first took in Natalia, 1, and Adrian, 2, as foster children. RaiseAChild has engaged more than 3,600 prospective foster and adoptive parents as the nationwide leader in the recruitment and support of LGBT and all prospective parents interested in fostering and adoption.

You can find out more information here. Foster parents must go through a certification process which includes training and background checks.

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