Tallahassee Families Celebrate National Adoption Day and Adopt a Child

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In Tallahassee, about 25 kids joined families after a final legal proceeding and ceremony held at the Leon County Courthouse.

Organizers say about half of the kids adopted in Tallahassee were from other countries. The other half were formerly in Florida's foster care.

"What a wonderful thing it is for the families, and what a wonderful thing it is for the children, and what a wonderful thing the families are doing, but I don't think most people realized what a pleasure and how much satisfaction the families gain from watching these children thrive," says Terry Williams, a representative of the Children's Home Society.

Williams also says families who adopt Florida foster children are exempt from paying court and training costs associated with the adoption.