Dozens Of Kids Find Forever Families At ACS Adoption Event


PROMISE OF FOREVER AS THEY SIGNED THEIR NAMES ON ADOPTION PAPERS. CBS 2’S ANDREA GRYMES HAS THE STORY. MWA! Reporter: THERE AREN’T ENOUGH KISSES OR TICKLES THIS WOMAN CAN GIVE HER 3-YEAR-OLD SON ON HIS ADOPTION DAY. HE WAS ALREADY IN THE FAMILY. WE MAKING IT OFFICIAL. Reporter: AT JUST EIGHT DAYS OLD HE CAME INTO HER LIFE AS A FOSTER CHILD. IT WAS HARD TO GO THROUGH THE ADOPTION SYSTEM WITH RIGOROUS INTERVIEWS AND INVESTIGATIONS. BUT LENORE SAYS IT WAS WORTH EVERY MINUTE. YOU LOVE YOUR KID, YOU JUST WANT TO DO IT. Reporter: THEY ARE ONE OF THE 40 FAMILIES BROOKLYN FAMILY COURT IS UNITING TODAY. JUDGES AND LAWYERS FINALIZING ALL OF THEIR ADOPTIONS AS THE COUNTRY CELEBRATES NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH. DEALING WITH HEARTBREAK AND PROBLEMS USUALLY BUT TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY WHEN WE CREATE PERMANENT FAMILIES. Reporter: ACCORDING TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES, NEARLY 9, 000 NEW YORK CITY KIDS ARE CURRENTLY IN FOSTER CARE. LAST YEAR, FINALIZED ABOUT 900 ADOPTIONS ACROSS NEW YORK CITY OUT OF OUR FOSTER CARE SYSTEM BUT WE HAVE MANY MORE KIDS IN FOSTER CARE. Reporter: FOR 12 YEARS, THIS CHILD WAS ONE OF THESE KIDS. I WAS, LIKE, TWO YEARS OLD WHEN I WAS IN FOSTER CARE AND I HAVE BEEN IN 18 HOMES. Reporter: NOW SHE IS ALL SMILES ON HER ADOPTION DAY BECAUSE OF THIS WOMAN. GIVE ME A HUG. HA HA! Reporter: HER NEW MOTHER. FOR LIFE! Reporter: THEN FIVE-YEAR- OLD GEORGE CAN’T SIT STILL. BECAUSE I’M GETTING ADOPTED AND I LIKE GET ADOPTED!

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