Nebraska Seeks to Find Adoptive Homes for 322 More Children

This year there have been 326 children adopted in Nebraska; there are 322 more still waiting.

Denalee Chapman November 19, 2014
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It being National Adoption Month, the state of Nebraska is working toward finding permanent homes for their 322 children currently in foster care. Already this year, there have been 326 children adopted in Nebraska. Of the 322 children still available for adoption, 73 are listed on the state website, which includes photos and descriptions of the children.

In preparing for National Adoption Day, Nebraska is planned that the adoptions of 122 foster children will be finalized, bringing children and families together. For those hesitant to become foster parents because of the fear of loving a child who will later leave, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman said, “I worried about the same things, but to be honest, it’s the kids that really need the help. We need to think about their needs more than about our own feelings.”

Nebraska Radio Network reports that lawmakers are being encouraged to provide more assistance for families who wish to adopt. They reported that one Nebraska family, the Walters, have adopted  three children after having been their foster parents. This month on National Adoption Day, they will adopt their fourth child.

 

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.


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