Two sisters beat the odds. Child Protective Services gave last year’s statistics of Texas adoptions: only one out of five children were older than nine. But last week, Aubree, 10, and Christina, 12, were finally adopted in a Fort Worth courtroom.
Their new parents, Justine and Bill, were emotional throughout the court proceedings.
“I’m usually a rock,” Bill said with a tearful smile. “But, I love my daughters.”
Bill and Justine first saw their girls on a WFFA’s Wednesday’s Child report, a program that spotlights foster children in the hopes to spread more awareness about their situation in life.
During Wednesday’s Child last July, Christina proclaimed, “I always say when I get scared that God has a plan for me.” This was the phrase that caught Justine’s attention. She knew that Christina and Aubree needed to be a part of their family.
Tarrant Co. Judge Patricia Bennett was happy to officialize the adoption. She hopes that reports like these will inspire people to consider adopting older children.
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