NBC10 Celebrates National Adoption Month

The dream of a forever home came true for 18 foster children across the area during an adoption ceremony and celebration at Philly’s Family Court. Wednesday’s Child host Vai Sikahema emceed the festivities.

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The dream of a forever home came true for 18 foster children across the area during an adoption ceremony and celebration at Philly’s Family Court. Wednesday’s Child host Vai Sikahema emceed the event that featured circus themed entertainment including, face painting and a balloon artist.
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The dream of a forever home came true for 18 foster children across the area during an adoption ceremony and celebration at Philly’s Family Court. Wednesday’s Child host Vai Sikahema emceed the festivities. Noriah Delrossi (far right,back) is pictured with some cousins and a few friends. She officially took on her dad's last name in an emotional ceremony.
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Charlene Anderson, pictured with Vai, officially became a new adoptive mother of three.
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Frank Schweser, officially adopted his two grandsons, Elijah and Jacob
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Vai is pictured here with the Schweser family. Denise (right) says she was overwhelmed by the proceedings and is happy to give her grandsons a home.
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Kids enjoyed a host of activities including face painting
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All the children received lots of treats and gifts on their special day
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NBC10 photographer, Bob Ertel, coaching a future journalist.
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Looks like she is getting the hang of it
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Members from the Philadelphia Mummers came to celebrate the festive occasion.
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Vai pictured with Judges Walter Olszewski and Kevin Dougherty who handled the adoption proceedings.
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Thousands of children in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware remain in foster care and are waiting to be placed in loving homes.
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NBC10 anchor and Wednesday's Child host Vai Sikahema emceed the event
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"I've been a football player and a sports anchor, but there is no job more important to me than being a father to my four children." - Vai
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Department of Human Services staff
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Vai with former NBC10 reporter Alicia Taylor. Taylor now serves as the Director of Communications for the Philadelphia Department of Human Services.
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Vai with the staff from the Philadelphia Department of Human Services
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National Adoption Day at Philadelphia Family Court
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