For a Longtime Host of Wednesday’s Child, A Personal Tie to Adoption

At a recent meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, television newscaster Christine Devine and her team at KTTV 11 was recognized for the 25th anniversary of Wednesday’s Child, a weekly segment featuring Los Angeles County foster children seeking a permanent home. That program has led to 455 adoptions of children from the county’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), with 75 more in the process.

“The reach of a television station into the community is more than we could ever hope to accomplish as a government organization,” said DCFS Director Bobby Cagle at Tuesday’s meeting. “And without them, there are many children that I am convinced would never have achieved a loving adoptive home and would never be able to enjoy the joys of being a part of a family like these children here today.”

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originally published on November 7, 2019

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