PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. — Seven children now have families they can call their own after they were officially adopted Friday morning in Pueblo County.
Tears of joy, clapping, and laughter filled Courtroom 401 at the Dennis Maes Judicial building as five families waited to take their formal oath of adoption.
For the Trujillo family, they adopted two girl, making them their second and third adoptions.
“It’s very emotional because they come with different situations, problems, and like I said, once they walk through that door, it’s our job at that point to go forward and who cares what happened in the past, we just live towards the future, and to better these children and give them what they need,” said Senieda Trujillo.
The family’s case worker Sabrina Haines, who has been with Cassie and Emma for the past two years, had a message for them.
“You’re safe, and you will always be safe and I expect to be at your high school graduation, so I better get an invitation,” sad Haines, case worker specialist for the Adoption Unit at Pueblo County’s Department of Social Services.
For teen Tony Builta, he is living proof that adoption changes lives.
“I was put into foster care as soon as I was born, and I was in seven different foster homes before I was adopted at the age of five,” said Builta.
Builta says he’s grateful to have been part of his family for nine years.
“I just like being chosen, it just feels more special to me,” said Builta.
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