COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - On Thursday evening, Child Protective Services and Court Appointed Special Advocates hosted Adoption Appreciation 2017, honoring families in the Brazos Valley that adopted a child this past year.
"It's really important we find families for children," says Andrea Barnett, the local CPS Program Director. "Every child deserves a family. That's really what it boils down to: every child deserves a family."
According to the National Adoption Day website, a foster child will spend an average of three years waiting for their permanent home.
This past year, fifteen children were adopted out of Child Protective Services in Brazos County.
According to CPS representatives, many of those kids have experienced past trauma.
"These families step up for them by giving them the opportunity to live a normal life and work through trauma in a stable place," says Barnett.
For more information on the adoptive process, there is a link to The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on this page under related links.