304 SPORTS SCORES
  • Ritchie County 55Braxton County 20Final[ view all ]
  • Gilmer County 53Sherman 27Final[ view all ]
  • Weir 47Grafton 32Final[ view all ]
  • Moorefield 24Tucker County 7Final[ view all ]
  • East Fairmont 31Lincoln 21Final[ view all ]
  • Calhoun County 48Tygarts Valley 21Final[ view all ]
  • Liberty 42Philip Barbour 12Final[ view all ]
  • Preston 32Elkins 17Final[ view all ]
  • Lewis County 23Fairmont Senior 7Final[ view all ]
  • Bridgeport 31Robert C. Byrd 7Final[ view all ]
  • University 17Wheeling Park 14Final[ view all ]
  • Buckhannon-Upshur 40North Marion 7Final[ view all ]
  • Morgantown 41Washington 8Final[ view all ]
  • Saint Marys 56Tyler Consolidated 7Final[ view all ]
  • Notre Dame 0Bishop Donahue 0Sat.[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Listings | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
   
 
 
 
National Adoption Day Celebration Brought in Hundreds
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on November 03, 2012 @ 10:04PM
Created on November 03, 2012 @ 6:52PM

As some of you may know, November is National Adoption Month and what better way to kick it off than with a celebration. There were tons of people at Valley Worlds of Fun Saturday morning playing games, eating pizza, and just having a good time.

There were also many different speakers, some who shared their personal stories about adoption and others who told us the facts about adoption.  They said many people are foster parents before they actually adopt. What some people don't know is that there is a difference. Foster children still have contact with their biological parents while they're trying to figure things out and adopted children do not.


"The journey can be hard, but we're very normal now. I mean, I don't think of them as adopted. We just live as a normal family," said Deanna Worley, adopted three.


Everyone who's adopted a child said it's not an easy process but certainly something they don't regret. And it's not just the parents who feel that they made the right decision, it's the children as well.


"I would really encourage people that might think that it's something beyond them to just try it. You know, open their home and be their for these children. It's very rewarding. And now we have our four children and life is crazy and chaotic but fun and fulfilled," said Karissa Loring, adopted two.

"It's actually been fun growing up with the Loring family," said Morgan Loring, adopted child.

"It's really fun having a sister the same age because someone can watch out for you and it's someone that you can watch out for," said Olivia Loring, sister.


Organizers said they couldn't be happier that there were hundreds of families and friends who came out Saturday. For more information, contact Carrie Robey at 304-617-3105 or email cdawson@missionwv.org.


Share
Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WDTV on Facebook
WDTV on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV RSS Feeds
WDTV SMS
WDTV Mobile App