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Indiana families fighting to bring kids home

Posted at 12:17 AM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 00:17:59-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- There is new hope for Hoosiers waiting to bring home their sons and daughters from the Congo, after being told those kids would not be able to leave. 

Indiana has been very active in the fight to unite these families because in Indiana alone, 27 babies have been adopted form the Congo and are still stuck there. 

On Friday, the Democratic Republic of Congo came to an agreement, allowing 150 adopted kids to finally get on a plane and come to the United States. It is a notable win for these families, simply because they will finally be whole. 

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But the victory is small, since there are still as many as 300 kids stuck in the Congo who have already been adopted in the United States and about 1,000 across the world. 

Wednesday, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly met with families in Indiana. He said in part, "these families are still waiting for answers and updates," and that "these parents and their children stuck in the DRC deserve our best efforts to unite them in loving homes."

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