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How these families are giving back to the community through adoption
Grimes family
Teresa Grimes and her husband, Randy who coaches the freshman football team at Forsyth Central High School, have raised 11 children in their home. Nine of them were adopted.
According to the Children’s Bureau, in 2017, almost 700,000 American children spent time in the foster care system, with only 8% of them ending up being adopted and brought into a real home. The struggles foster children face, especially those with disabilities or are older in age, are serious, and numerous children will live out their early lives in the system until they are of legal age, while only a portion of them are fortunate enough to be chosen and accepted into a home.