Julian Angel Sauceda, 3, is hugged by his mother, Irene Barnhart-Sauceda after being officially adopted on November 20 at the Collier County Courthouse. Julian is the fourth child to be adopted by the Immokalee family. Four families made the adoption of five children official on Friday in a Collier County Courtroom. The children were part of the foster network and were placed permanently with their host families. The event was in honor of National Adoption Day on November 21. There are 188 children waiting for adoption in Southwest Florida alone and 44 of them have no identified homes. Michel Fortier/Staff

Julian Angel Sauceda, 3, is hugged by his mother, Irene Barnhart-Sauceda after being officially adopted on November 20 at the Collier County Courthouse. Julian is the fourth child to be adopted by the Immokalee family. Four families made the adoption of five children official on Friday in a Collier County Courtroom. The children were part of the foster network and were placed permanently with their host families. The event was in honor of National Adoption Day on November 21. There are 188 children waiting for adoption in Southwest Florida alone and 44 of them have no identified homes. Michel Fortier/Staff

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