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Pinellas County Adoption Day

6:51 PM, Nov 14, 2008   |    comments
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Clearwater, Florida -- There were a lot of smiles, and a few tears, at the Pinellas Criminal Justice Center in Clearwater Friday. That's where the county held its 6th annual Adoption Day ceremony. Eleven children found their forever families, and were officially adopted.

Brandon and Jessica Sykes officially welcomed 2-year-old Caitlyn into their family.

“We went into the foster parent program to help a lot of children, but our real desire was to end up being able to adopt one. So, Caty was the perfect answer to that prayer for us,” says Brandon Sykes, Caitlyn's dad.

Circuit Judge Irene Sullivan officiated at the ceremonies, and handed each child a stuffed animal.

National Adoption Day is Saturday, November 15.

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