Heartwarming news: More Mississippi children are finding a place to call home.
According to the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, more Mississippi foster children than ever before in our state’s history found forever homes in the time spanning from July 1st of last year to June 30th this year.
Six hundred and fifty seven finalized adoptions rounded out 2019. That’s ten more than the 647 adoptions that were finalized in the 2018 time period. That number is more than double the previous year with 302 adoptions in 2017 and for 2016, 373 adoptions were finalized.
And more good news: Another 23 adoptions have been finalized so far this month, and 129 more are waiting for final approval by the court.