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3-year-old officially adopted by Tehachapi family during National Adoption Awareness Month

Video Credit: 23ABC News | Bakersfield - Duration: 02:44s - Published
3-year-old officially adopted by Tehachapi family during National Adoption Awareness Month

3-year-old officially adopted by Tehachapi family during National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and during this time, families and organizations share information about the joys and blessings of adopting a child.

THIS TIME FAMILIES ANDORGANIZATIONS SHARE INFORMATIONABOUT THE JOYS AND BLESSINGS OFADOPTING ACHILD.23ABC'S BAYNE FRONEY JOINS USFROM THE DEPARTMENT OFHUMAN SERVICES IN EASTBAKERSFIELD AND INTRODUCES USTO A FAMILY WHO KNOWS THE JOYSFIRSTHAND AS THEIR ADOPTIONWAS MADE OFFICIAL TODAY ..BAYNE?THE AMATO FAMILY SAYS TODAY HASBEEN ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS OFTHEIR LIVES AND THROUGH THEIRSMILES AND LAUGHS.

THEYTOLD ME THAT THEY BELIEVE THATEVERYONE SHOULDCONSIDER ADOPTION IF THEY HAVETHE ABILITY TO"THE JUDGE PRONOUNCING THATSHE WAS OUR DAUGHTER TODAY WASJUST A BEAUTIFUL ENDING TO THATCHAPTER."3-AND-A-HALF-YEAR-OLD EMMY JOYIS FINALLY OFFICIALLY APARTOF THE AMATO FAMILY AFTER A TWOAND A HALF YEAR LONGPROCESS."VERY EXCITING, THERE WERE SOMEUPS AND DOWNS.

BUT WE AREBLESSED TO FINALLY HAVE HER HOMENOW."THE AMATO FAMILY HAS 7BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN.

AND AS OFFRIDAY.THEY ARE ADDING ONE MORETO THEIR FAMILY.

TO MAKE ITCOMPLETE."WE HAVE A HEART FOR KIDS WITHSPECIAL NEEDS, IT IS HARDER TOADOPT KIDS WITH DOWN SYNDROME,SO WESET OUT FOR AN ADOPTION FORCHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME."WITH KERN COUNTY CELEBRATINGADOPTIONAWARENESS MONTH FOR THE 18THYEAR IN A ROW.

ADOPTIVEPARENTS ALONG WITH ORGANIZATIONSAREENCOURAGING THE COMMUNITY TOCONSIDER ADOPTING KIDSWITH SPECIAL NEEDS, TEENS, ANDTHOSE WHO ARE IN THEFOSTER CARE SYSTEM.'ADOPTING THROUGH FOSTER CARE ISREALLY, IN MY OPINION, THE BESTTHING THAT YOU CAN DO FOR ACHILD INYOUR COMMUNITY."THE KERN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OFHUMAN SERVICES NOT ONLY HELPSFAMILIES GET INVOLVED WITHCHILDREN IN THE FOSTER CARESYSTEM BUT THEY ALSO PROVIDESUPPORT FOR PARENTS WHOHAVE JUST RECENTLY ADOPTEDCHILDREN"SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON'T KNOWTHATAFTER YOU DO ADOPT A CHILD THEREARE STILL RESOURCES AVAILABLE,YOU'RENOT JUST LEFT ON YOUR OWN IFTHERE IS ANY STRUGGLE THAT YOUARE HAVING."ACCORDING TO THE AMATO FAMILY,HAVING ADOPTED EMMY.THEY BELIEVE THAT SHE HASBROUGHT MORE LOVE ANDHAPPINESS INTO THEIR LIVES WITHHER COMPASSIONATEAND SASSY PERSONALITY.

AND OFCOURSE HER LOVE FORSINGING"YOU KNOW YOU START OUT THINKINGTHAT YOU ARE THE ONE HELPING THECHILD BUT WHEN YOU BRING ACHILDLIKETHAT INTO YOUR HOME YOU END UPBEING THE ON THAT IS REALLYBLESSED."IF YOU WANT TO LOOK INTOADOPTION OR WANT MOREINFORMATION ABOUT ADOPTINGTHROUGH THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM.THERE WILL BE A LINK ON OURWEBSITE TURNTO23.COM LIVE INBAKERSFIELD BAYNE FRONEY 23ABCCONNECTING YOU.ANOTHER ONE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'SFAMILY MEMBERS TESTED




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