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Children Adopted In Houston During National Adoption Month

More than 60 children that were once wards of the state now have permanent families after prospective parents went through the process of adoption. ABC News reported that on Friday November 19, a ceremony honored new families as 61 children that were in the custody of Child Protective Services were adopted on this day.

We reported in an earlier blog post that November was National Adoption Month, an initiative by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care. Child Protective Services oversaw a mass adoption at the Juvenile Justice Center in downtown Houston on November 19 in celebration of National Adoption Day, where in just one morning 61 children were adopted. There are still more than 1,600 children that are in the custody of CPS in Harris County and surrounding counties in Texas. More than 5,800 children across the state of Texas are also in foster care waiting to be adopted.

Prospective parents are often not familiar with all the bureaucratic issues and legal issues that are associated with an adoption. Many people choosing to adopt either through a public adoption agency or private adoption agency will need a Houston adoption attorney to handle the legal work that is involved in their adoption case. An attorney can ensure that the birth parents or birth relatives of a child don't later come back and revoke an adoption. More information on the legal issues of adoption can be found through our Related Resources pages.

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