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November 22, 2012

Families available for 'adoption' this holiday

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Mom of four works hard

Family No. 80 is a single mom with four kids. Mom works hard at her job to pay the bills, and even with child support and food stamps barely gets by. Although 15-year-old Addy is past the 14-year-old cut off for Christmas Adopt a Family, she still hopes her sisters and brother will still have a nice Christmas. Thirteen-year -old Paige likes the Twiglight series-DVDs, and would like the Flat Iron CD. Five-year-old Chase likes Spongebob and Horses, and 4-year-old Kaitlyn likes Princess or learning toys.

 

Family of four needs help

Family No. 79 is a married couple with two kids. Dad works, and mom is a stay at home mom for now. Seven-year-old Ashley likes to play with Pony’s, would love a kitchen play set, or Book of Princesses. 9 month old Katie needs music game-Playskook, or her mommy asks for a talking baby or a eating/feeding baby set.

 

Single mom makes minimum wage

Family No. 77 is a single mom of mom working hard at her minimum wage paying job. She is hoping someone might adopt her 6-year-old daughter for Christmas this year. Betsy likes Barbies, painting, and is hoping to have a new bike to ride in the spring.

 

DAD on SS, mom works part time

Family No. 76 is a married couple with one daughter. Dad is receiving Social Security income, and mom has a part time job. Their income, along with some government assistance, covers the bare essentials. Mom and Dad are hoping 4-year-old Kay can have a nice Christmas with your help. She is asking Santa for Lego’s or dolls.

 

Single mom on disability

Family No. 78 is a single mom with three kids. Mom receives disability income, and manages to get by with her income and food stamps. 8-year-old Jackie is hoping to find an Easy Bake Oven under the tree, or a Barbie horse set. Seven-year-old Josh is asking for a remote control car, Nerf toys, or a skateboard. And 2-year-old Chloe likes playing with dolls and doll houses and really likes Elmo learning toys.

 

Single dad can’t find work

Family 74 is a single father who is having trouble finding work. He doesn’t know how much Christmas Nicole will have if he doesn’t find work. He just got custody of his daughter from his mother due to a difficult situation there. Nicole is hoping to find an art set, a Taylor Swift CD or any clothes that might help her through the holidays.

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