Thousands of W.Va. children will spend Thanksgiving without a forever home
WSAZ News Channel 3
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va (WSAZ) — Less than a week until the Thanksgiving holiday, families from across the state gathered at the South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena to celebrate adoption. The families were brought together by the WV Recruitment and Retention Collaborative (R&R).
Saturday is National Adoption Day, and November is National Adoption Month.
The event was designed to recognize families from across West Virginia, who have opened their homes and their hearts to children in foster care and made permanent additions to their families.
“When you hear that the need is so big in the state that convinced us that we really just needed to take the chance,” says Rachel Kinder. She works for Mission WV, Inc. and just recently adopted a little boy she and her husband were fostering.
Last year, the couple began fostering the nine month old little boy, who soon after became in need of a permanent family. The adoption process was finalized in October. During the process, Kinder became pregnant with a little girl.