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Dec 7, 2015 12:38 PM

State looking for homes for 25 NH foster kids ready for adoption

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A state agency is trying to find new homes for dozens of New Hampshire children who are ready to be adopted.

Karen Magowan, resource worker for the state's Division for Children, Youth and Families, told Foster's Daily Democrat that they don't want the 25 children to have to spend the remainder of their childhoods in foster care. Many of them have endured traumatic experiences and it can take some time to find the right family.

Currently there are more than 500 children in the state's foster care system.

A Barrington couple who also are social workers say prospective adopters should consider foster-to-adopt, which can save a family thousands.

The program requires more than 20 hours of training, paperwork, a home inspection, family interviews and a background check.

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