KCSL holds reception for National Adoption Month

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Adopt Kansas Kids used the beginning of National Adoption Month to highlight kids who need permanent homes.

Adopt Kansas Kids, in collaboration with Kansas Post Adoption Center and the Kansas Department for Children and Families, held a National Adoption Month Reception.

They brought attention to the over 500 kids in Kansas who need permanent homes and families.

"We currently have more than 130 teens listed on our website who need loving families to guide them into adulthood and support them no matter what," Gail Cozadd, director of children and family services at KCSL, said. "National Adoption month is the perfect time to raise awareness in the community of this need."

This year's theme, “Youth Voices: Why Family Matters,” is about why it is important for older kids to have permanent connections and guidance going into adulthood.