Dozens of children find new homes at annual DC Adoption Day

Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during the District of Columbia Mayoral Inauguration ceremony at the Convention Center in Washington, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)(AP/Carolyn Kaster)
WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was the guest speaker at the Annual DC Adoption Day ceremony on Saturday.

Bowser, who recently adopted a baby girl named Miranda last May, said that families are “made in beautiful ways.”

“You may have been foster parents. You may be part of a familial adoption. You may be single like me, or you may be same-sex couples,” she said. “Our stories demonstrate that families are made in beautiful ways. Our stories demonstrate that all children are deserving of a wonderful and forever home.”

Bowser said that adults are the lucky ones to have been chosen and blessed with the opportunity to raise the children they have adopted.

Twenty-seven children were adopted during the ceremony at the Moultrie Courthouse on Indiana Avenue Northwest, many of whom are siblings; 22 families were formalized.

There were social workers at the event and representatives from organizations that support foster families and children.

D.C. Child and Family Services seek permanent, loving adoptive homes for 75 of 845 children in the city’s foster system. For more information, go to the CFSA website or call 202-671-LOVE.

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Abigail Constantino

Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.

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