Adoption Rates Up
The six Polston boys are inseparable.
"They're my brothers and I love them so much," said seven-year-old Michael Polston.
But it wasn't long ago, the Polston brothers were living with foster parents. The oldest 15-year-old Kevin Polston tried to keep his family together as they moved from home to home.
"We'd come home from school one day and they'd be like okay were moving," said Kevin. "We're being transferred to someone else."
Now things have changed. Deborah and Ricky Polston adopted Kevin and his five brothers.
"When I got on the internet and saw the faces, and the sea of faces of children out there," said Deborah Polston. "It just broke my heart."
People across the state have been moved to adopt in record numbers.
"3,600 hundred children, who were fearful of facing this world alone, can lay those fears to rest," said DCF Secretary Bob Butterworth.
Now DCF is focused on finding homes for harder to place children such as; minorities, older kids, and children with disabilities. The department is also trying to keep brothers and sisters together. The state lucked out when the Polstons decided they could raise six boys.
"It's a lot of work, but very rewarding," said Ricky Polston.
A reward for the parents, and piece of mind for six children who now have a place to call home.
In May, DCF launched its Explore Adoption campaign and set up a website for people interested in adopting children. More than 8,000 people have visited the site. If you're interested in adopting a child, please go to
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