12:16pm

Fri December 18, 2009
WVAS Local

Ala gov touts record number of adtopions in '09

Montgomery, AL – - Gov. Bob Riley says a record number of
children were adopted in fiscal year 2009 in Alabama through the
Department of Human Resources.
Riley said Thursday that 676 children were adopted through the
state's adoption system during fiscal year 2009. The previous
record was 412 adoptions in fiscal year 2008.
Riley made the announcement during a celebration ceremony at the
state Capitol attended by parents and their adopted children.
DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner attributed the increase to
department staff focusing on adoptions.