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Tuesday's Kids: National Adoption Day

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This coming Saturday (November 19th), courts across the country will be opening up their doors. Judges, lawyers, policy makers, you name it, will be working overtime, and new families, accordingly, will be being born.

During our Tuesday's Kids segment, normally we introduce you to children in the foster care system searching for their forever home. This week, we learn that the average child in the foster care system is 9 years old, and National Adoption Day is a celebration of the kids whose adoptions have been finalized, and also raises awareness of the more than 107,000 children on foster care who are still searching.

Samantha Burnette of Depaul Community Resources says, "It's a day for everybody to come together, all around the country, to say we believe in this cause, and we believe that these children are adoptable, and we believe that these children deserve families.

Since 2000, more than 35,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on National Adoption Day. This year, 4,500 adoptions are expected to be finalized.

You can help out. Many children are still looking for their forever home. You can contact Depaul Community Resources at 540-265-8923 or www.depaulcr.org.