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National Adoption Day: 20 children get their forever homes

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Friday marks National Adoption Day and over 20 children got their forever home in a special ceremony at the Spokane County Courthouse.

"We get to be his forever parents and we are so thrilled," said Tsacha Mewhinney, one Spokane mother who adopted on Friday. A packed courtroom full of family came for Tsacha's little five-year-old boy. Tsacha and her husband Tim got to adopt Tristyn into their family. It's a moment they've been waiting for since 2014. "It was a journey but it was something we were doing because we knew it was the right thing to do," said Tsacha.

Her family is now complete with three children and Tristyn happens to be biological siblings with another child in their family. "I think that kids being able to be with their biological parents is the best thing and I think that when that can't happen, it's a tragedy and for Tristyn, we tried really hard to make it work, so we get to be the next best thing. I still think that it's a beautiful story," said Tsacha.

The family says they are going to celebrate the rest of the day by going to a Spokane Chiefs game with some of the other families who also adopted on Friday. 

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