Family Becomes a Reality For Dozens of Nebraska Foster Children

By: Erika Tallan
By: Erika Tallan
Wousamy, 6 just two days after arriving in East Tennessee from Haiti to join his adoptive family.

Wousamy, 6 just two days after arriving in East Tennessee from Haiti to join his adoptive family.

More than 80 foster children in Nebraska have a safe, permanent place to call home with a family to love.

So do hundreds of others across the nation. Its all part of November's Adoption month.

31 foster kids were adopted Saturday at the Lancaster County Juvenile Court.
The day is a culmination of hard work by families and the Department of Health and Human Services staff.

"This is one day when everything good happens," said Jeff Schmidt, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Service Area Administrator for the Southeast Service Area.

Earlier this year, DHHS received a nearly $637,726 bonus from the Federal Administration for Children and Families.

The money helps find permanent adoptive families for children in foster care. The need never ends.

"There are about 250 kids in Nebraska awaiting adoption. We need desperately to find homes for these children so that they can find their forever families," Schmidt said.

If you are interested in making a difference in a child's life, call 1-800-772-7368 to learn more about adoption.


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