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Families, children celebrate adoption in Erie County

January 3, 2014

Following National Adoption Awareness Month in November, the holiday season in December brings an opportunity to both celebrate families that have opened their homes and lives to children and raise community awareness about the need for more families to consider being foster adoptive parents. In Erie County there are currently approximately 780 children in foster care and 247 of those children available for adoption, with families committed to adopt nearly 80 percent of the youths available. In 2013 YTD, Erie County Department of Social Services' staff has facilitated 77 adoption finalizations, with 60 additional children awaiting scheduling of their adoptions by Erie County Family Court.



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