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6 adopted in Longview court Friday

By Bob Hallmark

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Whole new families were created in an East Texas court, all part of national adoption month.

For those adopted and the families, it  was truly an answer to their prayers.

In the 307th family court in Gregg County, smiling new parents were adopting smiling new members to their family.

"We were excited to have these kids available to be adopted today; a great celebration and we really appreciate the court," says Jackie Hubbard , the program director for foster homes and adoptions region 4.

Some who already have large families welcomed more to the group.

"I have a son that's 17 , I'm adopting a son who's 16, so they're about a years difference. I really wanted to adopt," said adopting father Michael Pickett.

For 16-year-old Devon Mims, who had been in foster care for ten years, it was a dream come true.

"De'von was our oldest adoptee today at 16. he was the first child we ever shot on our heart gallery recruitment effort," Hubbard says.

"I tried not to laugh the whole time; I was happy I was smiling the whole time," he says.

For those who do it, it's a simple matter of love.

"A very special day for our kids and for our families," Hubbard says.

De'von says he wants to go to college and one day become a judge.

Six adoptions were held today at the 307th family court.

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