Number of children up for adoption rises in El Paso
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — The number of children who need to be adopted in the Sun City continues to climb. The yearly CARE conference – took place on Wednesday at the region 14 education services center.
This year's event, highlights the growing need for adopting and foster parents in El Paso. Last October -- 96 children were ready for adoption. One year later, 170 children are without a home and organizers are helping this event will help scale those numbers back.
"More kids are coming into the system and families who adopt kids actually close their homes so they stop providing services to kids so as a result, you know, a number of beds in El Paso went down a little bit,” Jose Alamillo, one of the organizers for the CARE conference said.
"One of the most gratifying things is when you see a child whose, you know, had that tough road and they, and they get, you know, brought in by a permanent loving family. There's not a dry eye in the house and it's a beautiful thing,” Paul Zimmerman, the Spokesman for Child Protective Services explained.
If you’re interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent, you can call (915) 542-4535.