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Wednesday's Child-Lincoln County Mass Adoption 2013

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BROOKHAVEN, MS (Mississippi News Now) - For some it has taken years, for others it seems like years. Families met at the Lincoln County Chancery Court in Brookhaven for a mass adoption ceremony.  The lives of 12 children have now changed forever on this week's Wednesday's Child.

Sheila McDaniel says she cannot put into words what it means to finally make Daisha who has been with the family for four years officially her daughter.

"She is a wonderful young lady with a lot of dreams and hopes and we gonna help her make those dreams come true", said McDaniel.

Daisha is one of 12 children, along with their prospective parents who have come to the Lincoln County Chancery Court building to go before a judge.

"Oh it's so exciting. We've had the girls for quite a while now", Robin Jackson told us.

Robin and Keith Jackson also waited for the moment they would go into the courtroom.   8 year old Rebecca has been with the Jackson's since she was 5, and 10 year old Rachel since she was 7. They were given these necklaces with their new initials to always remember their adoption. Their mom also has one.

"We always wanted daughters. We had 4 sons, grown sons, and we wanted some little girls", Jackson said.

"This day means the world to us", Christina Warner explained.

Christina and Timothy Warner of Monticello have also been waiting for several years to make sure 4 year old Latonio, and 6 year old Jamarion remain in their home permanently.

"We took them in, and we made them our own. So we're enjoying our babies", said Warner.

A sibling group of 3 ,  four sibling groups of two and Daisha. They have all left state custody, and now start another chapter in their lives with their forever families.

To learn more about children still waiting to be adopted, call the Mississippi Adoption Resource Exchange at 1-800-821-9157.

Wednesday's Child is sponsored by Wendy's and WLBT.

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