Nearly 100 children adopted in Mass. Friday
WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- Some kids will have a new home for the holidays. Nearly 100 children were adopted in Massachusetts Friday -- Saturday is National Adoption Day.
With a swish of the pen, the crack of the gavel, and the spoken words, “this adoption is final and irrevocable,” sisters Trinity, Gianna, Desiree and Natalia have a new name for Dianne Degon; mommy.
The single mother and foster mom of more than 20 years adopted the four girls with the curly locks during the National Adoption Day ceremony.
“It's been five years and I'm just very excited,” said Degon.
Tyler Wheeler, 6, was also excited about his new permanent home.
“I'm trying to get adopted today,” Tyler said.
“We’re going to know that he’s going to be safe, and he’s going to be loved,” said Virginia Beaudry, who adopted her grandson.
For many, Friday was just a formality because since being paired, they've felt like family.
“It's just been so exciting and I would never change anything in the world,” said Diane McCarthy, who adopted two sons.
The McCarthy's adopted brothers Aiden and Julius so they'll be able to grow up together.
Alex, 12, was adopted last year. Now, it's his brother's turn, which he says is a relief.
“I’m excited because I don't have to worry anymore,” he said.
Thirty-seven children were adopted into 27 families in Worcester Friday, and a total of 95 children in the Bay State now have a forever home.