Judge: In awe of families
Posted by ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS
Earlier this week, Probate Judge Ben Bowden held a hearing on a non-relative adoption. It was the sixth placement of foster children into adoptive homes this year.
“Those are fairly rare in Covington County,” he said. “Usually, (adoption hearings are) for a step-father or grandparents.”
In this situation, he said, the birth parents have a lot of trouble and could not care for the child.
“So this young couple stepped in and adopted,” he said. “It’s a blessing to me to do adoptions, and it was a good day here to do that.”
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