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Tallahassee teen gets forever family on Christmas

Posted at 6:50 AM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 06:50:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Tallahassee teen got the gift of family on Christmas Day.

A 17-year-old girl was adopted on Wednesday.

She says this is the best Christmas of her life and she's learned that family is more than just who you are biologically related to.

Her new adopted mother says she fits in perfectly with her two adopted sisters.

There are currently about 30 children available for adoption with Big Bend Community Based Care.

The organization regularly hosts adoptions on Christmas Day.

The CEO says while most people think-of adopting an infant it's important to consider adopting an older child as well.

"Those teens have the same hopes and dreams that our children have. They want to go on to college and have careers and be married. The things that we all enjoy growing up. Little things like where do you go on the holidays if you don't have a wedding. What do you do at your wedding when you don't have people to sit on your side of the aisle. Those are the things I want our kids to be a part of," said Mike Watkins, CEO of Big Bend Community Based Care.

For more information about adopting through Big Bend Community Based Care click here.