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3,900+ foster children in Texas need loving homes

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FILE PHOTO: One of several adoptive families at County Court 5. Photo Take: November 10, 2016. FILE PHOTO: One of several adoptive families at County Court 5. Photo Take: November 10, 2016.

"Why not me? Why can't I have a family?" It is a question that many of the 3,900 children and teens up for adoption in Texas ask themselves every day. 

November is National Adoption Awareness Month, and thousand of Texas children who have been neglected or abused are waiting on a family to call their own. The need for families willing to provide safe and loving homes is increasing as more children enter the foster care system every day.

There are many adoption events in the month of November across the state of Texas that spotlight the need for adoption. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) asks "Why not you? Why not adopt?"

Monday, the DFPS in Corpus Christi will host an event to educate those who are interested in adopting or fostering a child.

There will be two "Adoption Recruitment" events Monday, to be held at 4201 Greenwood. One event runs from 11 a.m. until Noon, and another from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

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