Dozens of families grew Friday morning at an adoption event in Tarrant County.
Children who had been in foster care are now officially members of their forever families.
Circumstances can be complicated. Pamela Taylor’s 15-year-old nephew is now her adopted son.
“A child is never too old to make a difference in their lives,” she said. “I’m happy to be able to do that for him.”
Fifty-seven children were adopted by 40 families at an event by CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates. Their foster homes are now their new families.
Chanda Jones has three grown daughters and has been a foster parent to two sisters and a brother for four years.
“I have been having them for so long. I can’t turn my back on them,” she said. “They’re my special babies.”
“There’s got to be a sad part to make this a happy day. We go to terminate people’s rights in order to get here to do the adoptions,” said Judge Jesse Nevarez. “But the adoptions are giving the kids a second chance to live in a forever home where they can have a safe and stable environment.”