November is National Adoption Month, and there are plenty of kids in Iowa looking for a home.A report by Lutheran Social Services of Iowa says there are over 100 kids waiting for adoption into homes on any given day in Iowa. Ruth Philipps works at the agency’s Boone office says they have problems finding the right families for each kid. Phillipps says many parents are looking for younger kids, under the age of two, while they later find out that they can handle older kids. She says there are also many kids with special needs.Special needs kids are those with learning or physical disabilities, and she says they also are in need of parents to adopt minority children. Phillipps says a loving home can go a long way toward helping these kids.She says love is the foundation, but they also need continuity, longevity and consistency to help them overcome the traumatic events in their lives. Phillipps encourages parents interested in adoption to contact Lutheran Social Services or, check the yellow pages for your local Lutheran Social Services office, or one check for one of the other agencies statewide that handle adoptions.
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