At the end of October in Austin, 45 children were adopted to families throughout the state. This was the 14th anniversary of the adoption event, and the number of children being adopted has gone up 62 percent in the past 10 years. However, there are still many children who remain in the state’s care. As of now, there are approximately 6,800 children in foster care, and the numbers continue to rise every year. In Travis County alone, there are 184 children waiting for their forever home.
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