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Families become official for 200 L.A. County children on Adoption Day
Families become official for 200 L.A. County children on Adoption Day

The big morning had finally arrived. "We're about to have what we've wanted so long," said Marc Bennett, 52. He stood nervously in a courthouse hallway next to Nestor, his husband, clutching the hands of two little boys who were about to become their adopted sons. "For a long time, I never thought I'd have children of my own," he said. "I didn't even know it was really possible." Soon, the Bennetts found themselves in a courtroom, signing a stream of paperwork and listening to a smiling judge make a simple statement: "The children are now adopted." It was a joyful moment experienced repeatedly by dozens of others...

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