New mothers and fathers were over joyed to welcome a new member into their family. There were 10 adoptions at the courthouse, and groups like Forever Family and DCF are hoping next year even more kids will get a mom and dad.

Secretary David Wilkins, Department of Children and Families says,
“People who love children, people who are willing to devote their lives to helping a child succeed and accomplish what that child’s dreams are. I mean, it’s that simple.”
The Sweat family is just one of the ten who has opened up their arms to a child looking for a place to call home. Katie Sweat says, “We just fell in love with her and we felt God calling us to adopt her and make her apart of our family so God really opened up all the doors and provided a way to make her part of our family.” With the holiday season right around the corner, all of the kids and parents are grateful to have each other.

November 19 is national adoption day, and although 10 kids now have permanent homes, there are still about 800 kids in Florida who need a forever family.

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