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Kids and families hope to find a match at adoption fair in Pearland

November 6, 2016

Children jumped in bounce houses and snacked on cookies in Pearland Saturday as they waited on forever homes. The adoption fair, one of several held by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services each year, will likely result in 10-15 adoptions. About 1,265 children are currently up for adoption in the Houston region. "It's an opportunity for potential parents to see the kids interact and how they would normally be with other kids and adults," said Tiffani Butler, agency spokesperson. "Just see how they could fit in with their family. I saw some kids playing football with their potential parents and there was a water balloon fight." The Liputs, who received their adoption license in September, were hopeful to be one of the families who found a perfect fit. "We couldn't have any more children after our son, Zach, so we're just looking to open up our home," said Chris Liput, 49. "Our son is getting ready to go off to college." The League City couple had been thinking about adoption for the past 10 years, but only seriously started considering the process within the last year. The process to receive an adoption license is a long and tedious one, the Liputs...

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