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Adoptions in KY can be for anyone

By Sara Celi – bio | email

WALTON, KY (FOX19)-- More than 700 kids are in need of adoptive and foster parents in the state of KY, but four of them are getting a home together with a family in Walton.

"We thought we were too old for this. We just, we found out we're not too old. And then, we just, we started getting the kids and they're out kids now," says Cheryl Wethington, of the decision with her husband to adopt three siblings and one other child.

 George, Mariah, Yasmine, Susie, came into Tom and Cheryl's life by way of the state of Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

"We wanted to give back somehow, rather than just hand out money. We thought foster parenting was a neat thing, and we could do some good," says Tom Wethington.

State foster care workers say the Wethington family defies the misconception about older adoptive families.

"Even if you are in your 40s or your 50s and you adopt a little ten or 12 year old, you only have that child--well, in a few years they're going to be 18 or approaching adulthood, going off to college and they won't be there. But they are still your children," says CHFS spokeswoman Jill Morris.


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