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100 foster children adopted Sunday as part of Adoption Day

Published: Nov. 20, 2016 at 10:27 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2016 at 1:30 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - About 100 foster kids now have a forever home in Pima County.

For just a few hours Sunday, Nov. 20, the ramadas at Udall Park on Tucson's east side were turned into courtrooms.

It was all part of Adoption Day in Pima County, and was done in conjunction with a national effort to recognize National Adoption Awareness Month.

Sunday, Tucson News Now met two families, the Freed and the Kollasch family.

Both families have two different stories, but have one goal in mind - to make sure their kids have a place they can call home.

For the Freed family, this isn't their first rodeo. They have adopted before.

On Sunday, they took home Jack and Jill.

Jack Freed is 11 months old and Jillian Freed is almost two.

The couple said they have a passion for kids.

The Kollasch family has also adopted before.

It has been a rough road for little Cason, who they're adopting.

When he was born, he weighed just 3 pounds and 19 ounces and was in the neonatal intensive care unit for a while.

But things are changing for Cason and his parents, who said he's doing much better.

In Arizona, there are more than 18,000 children in the foster care system.

More than 4,000 of those children are from Pima County.

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