Thousands of Texas children are waiting for their forever home

Thousands of Texas children are waiting for their forever home

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Thousands of kids across Texas are waiting for families to call their own.

A Wichita Falls foster and adoption agency wants to raise awareness this month for the kids who want a place to call home.

Sharon Roberto, a Wichita Falls foster and adoptive parent, adopted Lewis when he was just one year old.

"My husband was in foster care as a child and so we kind of wanted to give back in that way and we've always wanted a bigger family," Roberto said.

However, Lewis is not the only one who found his forever home. Roberto said this month they will adopt another little boy.

"When we went into this we decided that we would want to take kids that probably won't be able to get adopted otherwise." Roberto said.

Laura Vaughn, a child placement staff member for New Horizons, a foster and adoption agency, said right now there is a need for parents to adopt older kids and sibling groups.

"It is a huge need," Vaughn said.  "I plead with the public to step up because if we don't take care of these kids in our community...Who is going to?"

Vaughn said on a daily basis she gets information on 11 new kids and most of the time she has no where to place them.

"There is not enough foster homes," Vaughn said. "We are having to place kids hundreds of miles away from their home community and that's also not good because we want to keep relationships with schools and teachers."

New Horizons has 12 foster homes in Texoma. Those with the agency hope to find all of the children in their care a loving and committed home.

To learn more on how you can give a child a forever home visit New Horizons web page.

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