Wednesday, November 14, 2012
From Las Cruces Sun-News:
The local incarnation of National Adoption Day arrived a bit early — most of the rest of the country holds similar events Nov. 17 — but the meaning remains the same. Families, social workers and members of the legal community hope to raise awareness of America's foster children awaiting a permanent and loving home.
According to the National Adoption Day website, there are more than 100,000 such foster children nationwide. Deanna Ault, an adoption social worker with the state's Children, Youth and Families Department, said there are 77 foster children awaiting permanent homes in Doña Ana County.
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