29 Children Celebrated Finding ‘Forever Families’ On D.C. Adoption Day

Published November 21, 2016

On the 30th annual D.C. Adoption Day, 29 D.C. children finalized the papers for their “forever families” Saturday morning—and got to celebrate alongside “Young and Hungry” star and adoptive mom Kym Whitley.

Children ranging in age from 18 months to 19 years-old were adopted at the Moultrie Courthouse, forming 23 new families (several siblings were adopted together.)

“This is always such a wonderful event—for the families adopting today, for those who have adopted over the past year and indeed past 30 years of DC Adoption Days,” said Family Court Presiding Judge Hiram Puig-Lugo. “To see children who might otherwise have been in foster care for a number of years, or possibly aged out of the system when they turn 21 without a family, legally become part of their ‘forever family,’ is heartwarming.”

The Adoption Day event was hosted by the Family Court of the D.C. Superior Courts and Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) to celebrate adoption and encourage Washingtonians to consider adopting or fostering a child in the District’s child welfare system….read more here.

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