Celebrating National Adoption Month

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — November is National Adoption Month, and Franklin County Children Services celebrated by finalizing the adoptions for five adoptive homes.

Probate Judge Robert G. Montgomery and his staff of magistrates will finalize the adoptions to five adoptive homes.

Franklin County Children Services says they usually complete 60 to 70 adoptions per year, but on this National Adoption Day it finalized thirteen.

13-year-old Madison Newland was one of the thirteen to find her forever home. She said it she could not believe this day was here.

“I never thought I would have a chance again to have a family,” said Newland.

She had only her Grandmother but now that will change.

“It makes me happy now knowing that I will have a mother,” said Newland.

Her adoptive mother, Corena Brady, says this process only legalize their relationship, but the bond was already there.

“She’s been a part of the family since March of 2015,” said Brady.

While this is a joyous occasion for them both, Newland says still a little nervous because this is her first and hopefully her last time getting adopted.

This is the 17th  National Adoption Day.  In Franklin County 80 children and still on the list to get adopted.

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