by Devin Sanchez
MIDLAND - Russia closing their doors to American adoptions, combined with fewer American kids being in the foster system, adoptions are declining in much of the nation. But here in West Texas, that is not the case.
There has been big increases in both private adoptions and foster care.
"That program itself has increased, and we also provide the ability to adopt through the foster care system through the state of Texas. That program has seen a pretty significant increase," De'An Davis, the foster care and adoption director at Buckner Children's Home in Midland, said.
The majority of the increase is due to the economy in the area.