Today is National Adoption Day, and special ceremonies in the state’s capitol city will make more than two dozen adoptions final. Crystal Thomason is recruitment coordinator for a pro-adoption group called “Kid’s Sake.” Thomason says Iowa families are becoming more aware there are kids out there who need to be adopted. There are about one-hundred kids in foster care today who are awaiting adoption. Today’s “Adoption Saturday” at the Polk County Courthouse begins at 9 a.m. About 30 adoptions will be made final and there’ll be an informational fair at the courthouse to answer any questions folks may have about the adoption process. In the most recent state fiscal year which ran from July 1, 2002 to June 30th, 2003, there were one-thousand-30 “subsidized” adoptions in Iowa, which means that many foster kids were adopted into what advocates call a “forever family.” Go to www.kidsake.org to meet some of the foster kids in Iowa who are waiting to be adopted.
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