Adoption,Oakland County, Michigan

Annual adoption day brings lots of smiles and a few tears

November 23, 2016

Buy Photo Shaundra Harris has been a mother to her nephew, Jayden Otis, 3, since he was born. This morning, Harris made it official when the adoption of her late sister's son was finalized in a ceremony at the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium as part of Michigan's 14th Annual Adoption Day. "He's part of the family and they love him," Harris said, pointing to her three daughters ages, 11, 6, and 1. Harris said the adoption process took more than a year and involved a lot of paperwork, but it was worth it. She and her husband just bought a new home in Pontiac and are expecting about 20 family members to visit on Thursday to celebrate. "We're having them all over for Thanksgiving to celebrate...

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