Family Court finalizes 21 adoptions for National Adoption Day

Posted November 20, 2017

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

"For us to be able to not only help grow our family through adoption but to do it on such a special day has been really special to us", said Leah Lunsford, a mother who finalized the adoption of her 13-year-old son Demaun on Friday.

Nationwide there are more than 110,000 children in foster care, waiting for a permanent home and a loving family. According to the National Adoption Coalition, about 5,000 children were expected to be adopted nationwide, 150 children in Nebraska. "I love her and I'm so happy that she's my mom!" says Kymerea.

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"Your friends are probably not going to understand why you love me", Hill said she told the children. After today, 15 families will have 21 new faces around the Thanksgiving table.

She got her wish four years later, after her brother had been living with her as a foster child for almost a year. "You should not allow the state to raise children until they're 18 years old".

The amount of medical attention for these boys may be extensive, but their parents' love for them is endless. So Quinn, now 24, began the long training process to adopt Ireland and got her own apartment in Rahway so he could move in. On Friday, they adopted twin 6-year-old girls, and their 8-year-old brother who were in foster care.

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"Foster care is hard and it's emotional and it's not an easy thing to do, but it is so worth it".

The Zuniga family is one of 30 families adopting through Buckner Children and Family Services this year.

"We've also seen a lot of growth in our other children", Leah Lunsford said".

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