Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Adoption Community of New England

From all over the world; Group offers support for adoptive families
BYFIELD - Chris Sousa was afraid her daughters would think that only Chinese children were adopted.

So she brought them to a gathering for adoptive families in Byfield, where the girls, ages 4 and 7, spent the afternoon on Saturday running through a field and scrambling over hay bales with other children of all ages - and races.

"It's good now to be around kids from other countries," Sousa said as she watched her daughters playing.

Though the children at the gathering looked different from one another, they all had one important thing in common: All of them were adopted. Some, like the Sousa girls, are new to the group, while others, like 15-year-old Liam, the oldest, have been going to these gatherings for years.

These children are some of the 75 who, along with their parents, are members of the Newburyport chapter of the Adoption Community of New England. Saturday afternoon, they got together for their annual "harvest festival," held at John and Kate Cabot's Middle Street home.


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