Amazing American: Gloria Campos
My boss, Kevin Jackson, assists in placing dozens of children find “forever homes” every year, so when I saw this video of my Dallas “hometown” anchor with a touching adoption success story, I just had to share.
For years, WFAA Dallas has shared a Wednesday’s Child segment. Wednesday’s Children are those being featured in an effot to find them an adoptive family. Ke’onte was one of those children. Sadly the first adoption was not in G-d’s plan but Gloria persisted and Ke’onte was featured again.
Ke’onte wanted to show how appreciative he was to the news anchor, WFAA’s Gloria Campos, so he planned an incredible surprise for her. During a live news broadcast Ke’onte walked onto the stage and embraced Gloria. It was a moment of joy and shock that left her in tears in front of countless viewers.
According to the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, there are almost 400 thousand children in the foster care system in the United States alone. Although around 100 thousand of these children are eligible for adoption, about 30% will wait over 3 years before they finally find a home. Ke’onte’s story is just one of the hundreds of thousand stories of children affected by the foster care system.
Thank you Gloria for having a caring heart, and being an example of beauty and grace in a world of which of which there is less, all the time.