Children celebrate new families on Adoption Day - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Children celebrate new families on Adoption Day

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Four-year-old Jaylah and 5-year-old Jaziah found their forever homes with Pennsylvania residents Deirdre and Saul Vashier. (WFSB) Four-year-old Jaylah and 5-year-old Jaziah found their forever homes with Pennsylvania residents Deirdre and Saul Vashier. (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

As Connecticut celebrated Adoption Day Friday, more than 70 children were adopted.

Channel Three was allowed inside juvenile court to get a peek at the end of the legal proceeding and the start of a new life with their families.

Four-year-old Jaylah and 5-year-old Jaziah found their forever homes with Pennsylvania residents Deirdre and Saul Vashier.

"We tried in vitro for 14 years and we two beautiful kids...and today we gained two beautiful kids," said Saul Vashier.

Becoming a mom and a dad was something the Vashier's had always wanted. After 11 months, they finally got their wish.

"We're just excited to be able to do soccer and swim lessons and school and all of the things children should have the opportunities to do," Deirdra Vashier said.

Across 11 Connecticut courtrooms, 71 other children were also getting their happy ending and 16 pairs of siblings were kept together in the process.

"This is the best day. This is what you live for as Commissioner," Connecticut Department of Children and Families commissioner Joette Katz said.

There were hugs, pictures, balloons and smiles that said everything with saying a thing at all.

"Very emotional. Like a rollercoaster ride, but it's been a good rollercoaster ride and I wouldn't trade it for the world," Saul Vashier said.

More information on adoptions in the state is available here

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