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Tolleson family adopts 3 more children on National Adoption Day

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One Tolleson family is celebrating National Adoption Day by adding three new family members.

It's lunch time at the Bailey house, and parents Ted and Aldora are busy wrangling 4 little ones.

Some Capri Suns and action figures finally lure the kids to the table, giving FOX 10's Kristy Siefkin a chance to talk to Aldora about all six of their adopted children.

"We tried for years and couldn't have any kids so I wanted to adopt because that was all I ever wanted to be was a mother," said Aldora Bailey.

The Bailey's started by adopting two children; Alicia, who's now 30, and Ian, who's now 19. They next adopted baby Alia, now 9. As Alia's birth mother continued to have more children, the bailey's stepped up to foster Alia's younger siblings: Angel, JR and Joseph.

"When they were taken away by child protective services, it was just a natural thing for me to want to take them so that they could all be together as a family, because they are a family," said Aldora Bailey.

The Bailey's always hoped the kids could someday be reunited with their birth mother. But when courtroom drama made it clear the kids need a solid home elsewhere, the Bailey's decided to adopt all 3 boys.

"A lot of people think there's something wrong with all the kids that are in foster care and there's not problems with a lot of them," Adora Bailey said. "Some of them have problems, but a lot of it is just their environment."

On Nov. 17, Angel, JR and Joseph's adoption became official. The Bailey's hope that adopting the boys on "National Adoption Day" will shed light on the thousands of kids in foster care who are in need of a loving home.

"I feel like they are my kids, I mean, like I had them, and I just am so happy to be able to give them that chance," said Aldora Bailey. "They need to have, you know, stability and just love, that's the main thing."

Adoption Day
Nov. 17

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