November 17, 2012 in City
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Buddy White waits outside the courtroom of Judge Linda Tompkins at the Spokane County Courthouse with 2-month-old Eliam on Friday. White, his wife, Tammie, and other family members adopted the child in Tompkins’ courtroom on National Adoption Day.

Tammy Fritz gives their new son Jay a little love after she and her husband, Robert, left, adopted him on National Adoption Day. The Fritzes have been foster parents to 28 children in the past four years. They have cared for Jay since he was 3 days old.

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Tammie White, right, hands her newly adopted baby, Eliam, to Superior Court Judge Linda Tompkins after a ceremony Friday in the courtroom on National Adoption Day. White’s two other sons, Sojo, left, and Ayden participated in the process. Tammie said she has cared for the child since Eliam was 2 minutes old.