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Joe and Jess Kues celebrated an adoption finalization. Even before being sworn in for testimony, thirteen-year-old Steven interrupted Family Court Judge Abigail Voelker to announce he wished to become a Kues. He hammered the gavel down, leaving no doubt of his new official status. Just short of two years he has been living with the Kues family when joining their lives through foster care. Steven was welcomed by brothers Kian and Donavan, and big sister Alannah. A court room full of people with many relatives and friends came to mark the special milestone in his life. Congratulations Steven and the Kues family!

Pictured are attorney Kelly Holden who represented the family, along with Sarah McAdams and Ron Bertsch from DCCH who all sought a special photo memory inside the historic Campbell County Court House.

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Little girl with her adoptive family

Ten-year-old Taylin celebrated in style today for her adoption finalization hearing in Boone County Family Court.

She wore an elegant white dress and arrived in a purple stretch limousine with her parents, Jimmy and Lauren, two baby siblings, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. DCCH case managers, both current and past, Brittany Powell, Sarah McAdams, Danielle Thamm, and TFC Director Ron Bertsch, were all on hand to witness the big occasion.

If you would like to see more pictures of the special day, check out Taylin's Adoption Story over on YouTube!

Congratulations, to Taylin and her forever family!

The Anderson Family

A beautiful story of a neighbor helping a neighbor.

Kelli and David Anderson have a Pendleton County farm. Their family befriended long-time neighbor and DCCH foster mom Monica Meyer, along with her children. During the COVID crisis, their kids played together, and the two families shared in support of one another. After Monica's unexpected death in the fall of 2021, the Andersons quickly stepped up.

They welcomed the children into their home; through adoption, Ayden and Ashton are official members of the Anderson family. DCCH congratulates and thanks Kelli, David, Preston, Brynndon, and Isabelle for giving these brothers a forever home!

If you would like to learn more about how you can help children in foster care, we would love to hear from you!

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