Grayson County event to help kids find forever homes

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- In Grayson County alone, there are 269 children in foster care and eight ready to be adopted.

"They are ready to be settled and ready to have their forever families," local adoptive and foster mom Ashley Wright said.

Those eight are in need of forever homes.

"There's no oh they are going back to their biological parents, they are going to only be with you because their rights have already been terminated," Wright said.

"Unfortunately I think a lot of time people just aren't aware," Mark Teague said.

Mark Teague was adopted as a child. He is now the president of the Child Welfare Board in Grayson County.

"Knowing myself, cause I've been through that, it is difficult, you go to school every day like everybody else, and you hear them talking about their families and their parents," Teague said.

With November being National Adoption Month, the board is hosting its first Footsteps to Forever walk Saturday, a free chance for people to find out how they can become adoptive or foster parents in both Grayson and Fannin Counties.

There will be pictures and stories of all eight kids in need of a forever home.

Ashley Wright has adopted two kids and has two foster kids right now in Grayson County. She said this is the perfect chance to raise awareness about the local need.

"It's giving these kids a new start at life and a new family," Wright said.

"As somebody that's been adopted and has adopted somebody else, I wouldn't trade it for the world," Teague said.

The Footsteps to Forever walk is Saturday at Pecan Grove Park. It starts at 9 a.m.