3 brothers find a South Plains forever family on National Adoption Day

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The five siblings - Leeann, 14; Marissa, 13; Angie, 11; Isaac, 9; and Lorali, 6 - were among 65 children who gained permanent homes as part of National Adoption Day at Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center in West Dallas.

Through contributions from community sponsors, costumed characters, mascots, and a balloon artist welcomed and entertained the children, while professional photographers took portraits of the new "Forever Families" and will be donating framed prints to each family in order to forever commemorate the moment.

Not many dry eyes in 78th District Court today, that's because families like the Holley's finally get the chance to bring a bundle of joy home, 2-year-old Tayla Rain Holley.

Kids in sport coats and suspenders scurried around a crowded foyer decorated with balloons, while local government and non-profit agencies manned tables advertising resources to new adoptive families as music played over a loudspeaker.

Each year, right around the holiday season, thousands of children get the chance to find that ideal family they've always been looking for.

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"A lot of these children come from the work that I do, with removals and foster parents so for the opportunity to now have permanency in their lives with families and it's just a wonderful thing", said Judge Thomas Duplantier, who legalized the 15 child adoptions. The children live with their new families for at least six months before the adoption is finalized.

They may not be related by blood but the bond is no less intense. "If there are 100,000 foster kids across the country what's wrong with us getting two?" She's the third child the Broch's have adopted through foster care.

"I want her to know what a blessing she is for us and we feel like she is a gift", James said.

One of those children is a little girl named Elise Broch.

"It's more of a goal in life", Archibald said of adopting.

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