21 children have new families at National Adoption Day event

It's a new beginning for several families on Saturday, National Adoption Day.

In Hennepin County, 13 families took part in a special celebration at the Juvenile Justice Center in downtown Minneapolis where 21 children found new families.

For many, it's one of the happiest days of their lives. They said being with so many other families helped make the day even better.

“The atmosphere, the feeling, it's just great. The energy, it's awesome to have so many other people here doing the same thing,” Jennifer Kuykedall said.

Organizers said more than 100,000 children across the country are in foster care waiting to be adopted.