Jillian and Other Adopted Kids from Haiti, China and Ethiopia Become US Citizens

By on Nov 20, 2010 in United States, World Comments

According to international news sites, November 20 is a National Adoption Day in the United States. Eighteen children from Haiti, China, Ethiopia and other countries were sworn in as US citizens in New York City on November 18. Their adoptive American parents were very proud of them as they were sworn in.

Jillian, 4, is one of them. She was originally from China. She was adopted by Eileen Kalerduring. On the picture below, she could be seen holding an American flag during a ceremony at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services office in New York. She is now a naturalized US citizen.

Jillian at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services
Photo Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Other kids sworn on that day include four-year-old Mirette Franklin and two-year-old Theo from Ethiopia and Therline and Erickson from Haiti.

Kids all over the world need families that will love them. Reports said that in the US alone, almost 500,000 are in foster care in any given day. About 100,000 of these kids are available for adoption.

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