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Governor Abbott Advocates For Adoption With His Family’s Story At CHOSEN Conference In Plano

Governor Abbott today participated in a fireside chat to bring attention to Texas' efforts to increase adoption and foster care resources across the state to help children find their forever families at the CHOSEN Conference in Plano.

"When I think about all of the decisions I have made as Governor, Attorney General, and in other roles I've had in my life, without a doubt, the best decision I have ever made was to adopt a child," said Governor Abbott. "I wouldn't trade it for anything in this entire world. To every family who is interested in adopting a child: once you get past the uncertainty and make a decision, dive deeply into it, give it your heart and soul. There's a cliche that what you put into something is what you get out of it, and that is true for being a parent. I had my mind made up when we adopted Audrey and when I held her for the first time. She became my top priority, and I was going to devote my life to loving her and raising her to make sure she could have the best life. What I got in return was not only a loving daughter but experiences I could have never had with anything else in my life. If you're thinking about adopting or fostering a child, go for it and never look back, and you will experience ..."