National Adoption Day brings ‘forever homes’ for Houston children

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HOUSTON, TX  - More than 56 children found their "forever homes" on Friday, as Child Protect Services held a mass adoption ceremony at the Juvenile Justice Center in downtown Houston. The children's ages ranged from one year old to sixteen.

"Everyone deserves a family to call their own," CPS spokesperson Estella Olguin said. "These children are now finding their forever homes in time for the holidays is obviously gonna be that much more of a special event for them."

For Felicia Ayers, adopting a toddler, Elijah, put an unshakable smile on her face.

"It's a sigh of relief and joy and excitement," Ayers said. "He's ours. There's no one that's going to take him away from us ever. I couldn't be happier right now."

The CPS notes there are more than 6,800 children in Texas foster care, with 1,200 of those being in the Houston area.

For information on adoption, visit AdoptChildren.org.