A family doubled in size Friday when they adopted five children

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So Quinn, now 24, began the long training process to adopt Ireland and got her own apartment in Rahway so he could move in.

"You know we're just happy to do it, we look forward to every day".

Each year, right around the holiday season, thousands of children get the chance to find that ideal family they've always been looking for. Families will be celebrating, along with judges, court staff, and social workers as adoptions are finalized for several local children.

A special celebration was held at Orange County Courthouse for the biggest adoption day across the country.

"We have children in this community that need permanent homes, families that will provide commitment to them, love and a stable environment", says Karen Fitzpatrick, Supervisor of the county's Homefinding Unit. Demaun was one of more than 40 children who had their adoptions finalized.

More than 70 foster kids are going home with their new families.

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They may not be related by blood but the bond is no less intense.

Phillips said Adoption Day is meant to promote adoption as an option for families who want to help kids find permanency.

The Cohn's may not be done, as they look to adopt a little girl in the near future, and caseworkers say they hope more families, like the Holley's and Cohn's, will open their hearts and homes to the almost 4-thousand children and teens in the state waiting patiently to find a forever family.

"I just love her for what she has done for me", Israel said. So many probably felt a tug on their heartstrings when reading Monday's Reading Eagle story about children in Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties - more than 1,700 of them - who entered foster care in 2015.

"It's more of a goal in life", Archibald said of adopting.

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