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Advocates Promote Need For More Child Adoptions In Massachusetts

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The number of children living in foster care and waiting for possible adoption in Massachusetts has increased in recent years.

Through a series of events this month, advocates are trying to spread awareness about the need for families willing to adopt children and teenagers.

City Hall in Springfield was the location of one such event this week.  Mayor Domenic Sarno proclaimed November as National Adoption Month.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Lisa Funaro, executive director of the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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