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On 'National Adoption Day', Colorado foster mom encourages others to just 'do it'

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Posted at 3:53 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 15:33:48-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — November is National Adoption Month, and News5 is highlighting stories of foster care adoption.

There are 120,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, in need of a family and eligible for adoption.

Bethany Christian Services, a foster care and adoption agency in Colorado Springs, has seen a 46% increase in people attending information meetings about foster care and foster care adoption.

Coray Watson, started fostering two years ago and wanted to help children in foster care reunify with their biological families.

"Generally the way I look at foster care is it's an in-between while parents can figure out how to get their kids back," Watson said. "If that can't happen ideally I would hope the foster family could adopt the kid that they have been raising."

Throughout her journey she cared for a newborn who spent time in the NICU and didn't have a family to care for her. Coray decided to adopt the baby, rather than have her stay in foster care for a longer period of time and will be formalizing the adoption this week.

"Sometimes you can't fit all the kids in the world in your home, " Watson explained. "So sometimes you do have to be that bridge to pass them onto a family that's waiting."

Adoptive parents don’t have to be married or have children already, you can even have a full-time job and still be a foster parent.

For more information click here, or call 1-800-BETHANY.