Adoption Exchange Seeks Homes for Hard-to-Place Kids - 8 News NOW

Adoption Exchange Seeks Homes for Hard-to-Place Kids

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LAS VEGAS - This week, 8 News NOW features local charities and how they help people in the community. The Adoption Exchange works to get whom they call "hard to place" kids adopted.

The Adoption Exchange identifies those kids as those who are older than nine, who are part of large sibling groups that need to be adopted together and/or those who are medically fragile.

Several programs work with the Adoption Exchange to help find homes for these children, including 8 News NOW's Wednesday's Child series, hosted by anchor Dave Courvoisier.

Learn More About the Adoption Exchange

The Adoption Exchange's main event, the Heart Gallery, displays professional portraits of the kids up for adoption.

Leaders at the organization say they want to find every child a loving home.

"There's nothing that compares, because you can look at a picture of them before they were placed with you, and you can look at a picture less than a year later, and their face glows," said Adoption Exchange Advisory Board Chairman Jamie Jackson. "Before, it didn't. All they're looking for is love, and that's what an adoptive family can do for one of these kids."

The Adoption Exchange has been in Nevada for 10 years. The local office is responsible for approximately 30 to 60 adoptions a year.

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