Local Judge Approves Adoptions of Seven Area Youths

There were many smiling faces recently in a Worcester County courtroom as Judge Richard Bloxom approved the adoptions of seven children to three loving families. The children ages three to 13 included two sibling groups, one with two sisters and one with four children, as well as an individual child. To honor the adoptive families, the Worcester County Department of Social Services held a celebration for them following the legal proceedings of an adoption. Above, Bloxom is pictured with adoptive parent Terry Tinker and children Phillip, Ashley, Thomas, Danielle holding Piper, adoptive parent Alison Tinker holding Zoey, Keri, Jessie, and Aislinn holding Rhiannon. Below, with Bloxom are back row Betty and Kirkland Hall, and, front, Sherlyn and Catherine Hall. Submitted Photos