A family doubled in size Friday when they adopted five children

20 November, 2017, 02:53 | Author: Rita Burton
  • Children establish legacies on National Adoption Day

It's rare when people are happy to go to court.

She said the family is going to catch their breath before taking in more foster kids, but adopting another child isn't out of the question.

Ulysses and his wife Ida were chosen by the boys' birth mother to provide the trio a stable home after caring for them for more than a year.

They are about to learn they will never be separated after the hardships they have been through. Parents Stanley and Letisha already have two grown adult children, but say its their drive to help others that has brought them to this point.

Their aunt Mary and uncle Mitchell were officially becoming their parents. Inside the Family Justice Center Courthouse in San Jose, 15 superior court judicial officers are processing and finalizing 29 children being placed into 24 adoptive families.

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"Everybody deserves to know that somebody loves them".

All of the children were adopted out of Ramsey County, but the families came from all over the state.

"We're really excited to get to make it official today", said Michele Blodgett, mom. "If you have extra room and extra love to give and plenty of patience, we want to talk to you."For those financially able and willing to open their hearts to children needing a home, giving the gift of adoption is something worthy of serious consideration".

"You get so invested, so involved, that it naturally comes", Christopher Youngman said. "There's nothing that could change that, I mean it'd be hard to look at [his] face and not fall in love with him", said Greg Blodgett, dad.

They may not be related by blood but the bond is no less intense.

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