Family shares their story during adoption awareness month


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Every year, there are thousands of kids in Kentucky waiting to find their forever family.

November is adoption awareness month and agencies are reminding people of the need and are hoping a loving family is ready to grow.

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The Guilers grew their family two months ago.

Jen and Cody Guiler say they always knew they would adopt. They were married for a few years and then decided to take that step.

The Guilers say they were part of an adoption agency for about a year and half before they got their son.

They were ready to take a baby home twice, but the birth families decided at the last minute not to go ahead with the adoption.

“It was incredibly hard,” said Cody Guiler.

About two months ago, they got a phone about a baby boy that was about to be born in Lexington.

“It was entirely worth it. I would’ve done it a thousand times over for him,” said Jen Guiler.

They named him Cameron David. They say he’s already sleeping through the night and is beginning to show his personality.

“He has already enriched our lives in the nine weeks that he’s been around more than anybody else has in my entire life,” said Jen Guiler.

The Guilers say adoption was worth it and they plan on doing it again.

According to Adoption Assistance, there are 9,827 children in the foster care system in Kentucky.

Adoption Assistance assists approximately 150 families a year in adopting children.

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