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Salt Lake City Telethon Promotes Adoption (KSL-TV)

Topic: Youth-Focused Initiatives

Bonneville International Corporation’s NBC affiliate KSL-TV Salt Lake City, UT raised $49,500 in a telethon on Aug. 12 to support the adoption of children in foster care. The event profiled several children and families.
Jaid is a 15-year-old boy. Some kids make fun of him for being different.
Aschley is a 16-year-old who loves to dance and sing and is hoping to be adopted.
Shaleen is legally blind and deaf. Her caseworker says she would thrive in a permanent home.
The Flanders Family: Bryan and Chantel Flanders always wanted a son. They never expected to adopt through foster care, but their family is complete after adopting Allen last November.
Mariah lived in foster care all her life until the Goodraults adopted her. Now, they urge others to adopt from foster care.
Julie Anderson always wanted to be a mom. 17-year-old Olivia was in foster care for four years before finding her true home.
• Like most 11-year-old boys, James loves his toy cars and video games. He would give them all away to be adopted.


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