149 kids adopted in MA for National Adoption Day
BROCKTON, Mass. -- Children across the state got new homes in honor of National Adoption Day on Friday.
They are no longer a case number; children across the state became the apple of their new parent’s eyes as adoptions were finalized across Massachusetts.
Jessica now has a mother, father and two brothers.
“She’s just been a wonderful addition. We totally feel like our whole family is complete. She’s been great. When we got her from foster care she was already sleeping through the night, she loves to eat -- so she’s a girl after my own heart,” said Jessica’s new mother, Jennifer Spence.
Jessica was one of 33 children to be adopted at Brockton District Court during Friday’s National Adoption Day.
The Foley’s have already adopted two boys, but now they are completing their family with the addition of 2-year-old Kaitlyn.
“She’s wonderful. Cute as can be. It’s just been really great with her. She’s brightened up our home,” said Lorraine Foley.
The Aldred family is growing fast. The couple adopted four biological siblings on Friday.
“We met the girls back in 2009. We brought them into our home and our family and the day we met them we found out they had two brothers and were immediately like, ‘Okay, when are we going to meet them?’” said Debra Aldred.
After the finalization of Friday’s adoptions, everyone is now a forever family.
“They’re normal. There is nothing wrong with being adopted. It’s a wonderful thing to be picked by a family and they picked us just as much as we picked them,” said Aldred.
Parents said they love being part of National Adoption Day because they get to be with so many others that are adopting children, especially before the holidays.
Across Massachusetts there were 149 children adopted on Friday.
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