After mass CPS adoption ceremony, 80 kids find new home in time for holidays

November 22, 2013 5:14:04 PM PST
While many might take having a mom and dad for granted, today there are dozens of kids that took the long road to having a real family.

In a mass adoption downtown at the Juvenile Justice Center, about 80 kids will have a permanent home for the holidays. And the McMullen family just grew by two. It's taken the family a year-and-half of at-home evaluations and court hearings to officially call Eveli and Jabez their new son and daughter.

"It's just been a really long process and we're just really excited," Erica McMullen said.

The McMullens already have a child of their own. They adopted a little boy two years ago and decided to add a biological brother and sister to their family.

"They just came into our home and we didn't know anything about them," McMullen said.

And now with matching blue Converse showing a sign of solidarity among dad and his boys, the McMullen home will be a little more vibrant for the holiday.

"Mostly just happy we can add a couple of McMullens and grow our families," John McMullen said.

And dad says they are throwing a party, and some dancing will be involved.

CPS also tells us there are still more than 1,500 kids waiting to be adopted in Harris County.

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