Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

On Track to Adoption.(Final)

Byline: Katie Burford Journal Staff Writer

* Train ride and an afternoon of games is a fun way for kids and prospective parents to become acquainted

Unmaking families is painful, but making new ones doesn't have to be. That is the approach taken by the Children, Youth and Families Department in devising ways to bring together prospective parents and children available for adoption.

So, on Sunday morning, about 30 waiting families and 50 available children boarded a train in Santa Fe and headed to Lamy for an afternoon of food, fun, games and prizes.

Diane Granito, foster and adoptive parent recruiter for CYFD, said her son's enchantment with the train sparked the idea to organize an event around it. …

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