Foster kids, prospective parents get to mingle local adoption match event

December 4, 2016

Janice Benedict, of Montrose, browses through literature at the adoption match. She, her husband and three children wants to qwelcome a foster child aged between 3 and 11 into their home. A sign at Children’s Service Center of Wyoming Valley advertises the Fall 2016 Adoption Match Event on Sunday. Duane and Jamie Benedict, of Montrose, browse through biographies of foster children. The couple hope to adopt a child between the ages of 3 and 11 into their family. WILKES-BARRE — Fourteen-year-old Nahmir is hoping for a “forever family.” The teen made his way through an adoption match event at the Children’s Service Center on Saturday, sharing stories about the Philadelphia Eagles, his shoe size and his life. In foster care since 2008, Nahmir said he was hoping the event would provide a “fresh start” for him. In addition to the Children’s Service Center and Luzerne County Children & Youth Services, about 10 agencies from around the state were on hand to offer...

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