Reader Input: Children join forever families

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National Adoption Awareness Day was Nov. 17. Across the nation, thousands of children were joyously joined to their forever families.

In Placer County, 18 children were adopted at a festive celebration held in the Historic Courthouse in Auburn.

Placer Kids would like to thank the following businesses, organizations and individuals for their unwavering support of our program: Placer County Process Service, Sugar Plump Fairies, Dinger and the Rivercats, Kiwanis of Auburn, Auburn Police Department, Auburn Fire Department, Costco, Celebrations Party Rental, Steve Karosec and Starbucks on Elm.

A huge thank you to the judges, clerks, deputies, employees, families and guests for coming out on that rainy Saturday to make this wonderful celebration happen. Placer Kids is a collaboration between Placer County Children’s System of Care and Sierra Forever Families. There is an urgent need for families to provide temporary and permanent care for children and youth.

Donna Aleccia, Placer Kids, Auburn