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November: National Adoption Awareness Month

Catherine Johnston and Brian Drake adopted Alex, who was born in Paraguay, in 1994.
Catherine Johnston and Brian Drake adopted Alex, who was born in Paraguay, in 1994.

We all deserve to know our own story. Many people who were adopted wonder where they began their life. Michaela Pereira of CNN shares her story of growing up in a family of girls who joined their family through adoption. As an adult, Michaela found her birth family – and a new wonderful friend.

In Washington state, 2,167 children live in foster care, waiting for their own forever family.  We all know there are no unwanted children: it really is just a case of geography – matching eager little ones with adults who long to become parents.  Spokane celebrated National Adoption Day with families bound in love, now legally bound - forever!

(S-R archive photo: My son, Alex, adopted when he was four months old.)




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