48 adoptions finalized in Ramsey County

48 adoptions finalized in Ramsey County

Six families had their adoptions of 9 children formalized at the Union County courthouse in Elizabeth, and two other families joined to celebrate their adoptions of two kids earlier in 2017.

There is still always a need for more families to consider opening their hearts and homes to a child.

Several local stores and restaurants sponsor the event.

It was also a happy day for the Olt family from New Rochelle.

Each year, right around the holiday season, thousands of children get the chance to find that ideal family they've always been looking for.

The finalization of the adoption at first seemed to Quinn like a formality, she said, but the excitement of the day caught up with her and she felt like it was a special occasion.




Ulysses and his wife Ida were chosen by the boys' birth mother to provide the trio a stable home after caring for them for more than a year.

"A lot of these children come from the work that I do, with removals and foster parents so for the opportunity to now have permanency in their lives with families and it's just a wonderful thing", said Judge Thomas Duplantier, who legalized the 15 child adoptions. Demaun was one of more than 40 children who had their adoptions finalized.

They may not be related by blood but the bond is no less intense.

Today, in honor of National Adoption Month, Foster Friends of Acadiana made a push to get more than a dozen children out of foster care and into their forever homes.

Phillips said Adoption Day is meant to promote adoption as an option for families who want to help kids find permanency.

"We just hope for the best for all of us", Ida said.

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