Finding a home for the holidays: Children in Michigan are waiting to be adopted

11,000 children are in foster care

There are 225 children ready, willing and waiting to be adopted in Michigan.

Right now in Michigan there are 11,000 children in foster care.

Hundreds of them are hoping they can get a start on finding a new family for the holidays.

Samaritas, a social services nonprofit in Michigan, is hoping families will step up this holiday season to foster or adopt children so they can be home for the holidays.

There are 225 children ready, willing and wanting to be adopted.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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About the Author:

Paula Tutman is an Emmy award-winning journalist who came to Local 4 in 1992. She's a Peace Corps alum who spent her early childhood living in Sierra Leone, West Africa and Tanzania and East Africa.