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Dozens of Central Texas children get forever families at adoption day

November 7, 2016

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. AUSTIN (KXAN) — The theme at this year’s Austin Adoption Day was the “Wizard of Oz.” Organizers say, for 31 Central Texas families, it represents the end of the road in the adoption process. “They know that they are committing themselves to these children,” said adoption attorney Denise Hyde, who is also the event chairperson. “That’s what’s so amazing about these families.” More than 50 children had their adoptions finalized Thursday. “For him, tomorrow is going to be the same as today,” said Will Myers, an adoptive parent of 15-month-old Jace. “But of us, we know we are always going to be a family.” Myers and his wife, Sarah, opened their Round Rock home to Jace in April. The couple already has a biological 8-year-old daughter, Addison. “When our agency first told us about him and they showed us a picture, that maternal instinct kicked in,” said Sarah. “We’re mom and dad. That’s all he knows us as.” The Arnolds of South Austin adopted three biological sisters on Austin’s Adoption Day. (KXAN Photo/Gigi Barnett) Jace...

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