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Travis Kelce: 'Guys gotta start stepping up'

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National adoption day-ecstatic mother overjoyed by her son's adoption 1:19

National adoption day-ecstatic mother overjoyed by her son's adoption

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Travis Kelce: 'Guys gotta start stepping up' 1:04

Travis Kelce: 'Guys gotta start stepping up'

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Is Jolie Justus the KC mayor's pick for his replacement?

How secrecy in Kansas is hurting its citizens 2:37

How secrecy in Kansas is hurting its citizens

This 'suicide curve' is the site of numerous violent crashes 1:33

This 'suicide curve' is the site of numerous violent crashes

Andy Reid following the Giants’ loss: “There’s a sense of urgency...or there should be” 5:08

Andy Reid following the Giants’ loss: “There’s a sense of urgency...or there should be”

Alex Smith on the 12-9 overtime loss: “You should be focused on every one of these games” 7:37

Alex Smith on the 12-9 overtime loss: “You should be focused on every one of these games”

Chiefs' safety Ron Parker: 'We just gotta get our swag back' 0:47

Chiefs' safety Ron Parker: 'We just gotta get our swag back'

Good Samaritan saves blind man from walking in front of train in Denver 0:43

Good Samaritan saves blind man from walking in front of train in Denver

His son 'was failed in Kansas' says father of dead child 4:17

His son 'was failed in Kansas' says father of dead child

Chiefs' kicker Harrison Butker says wind wasn't a huge issue for him 1:35

Chiefs' kicker Harrison Butker says wind wasn't a huge issue for him

National adoption day-ecstatic mother overjoyed by her son's adoption

"He's is officially ours," said an ecstatic Chrystal Jones of St. Louis after Judge David Byrn finalized the adoption of her son, Darren, 6, on National Adoption Day on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, in Jackson County Family Court. For Jones and her husband, Chad Jones, this is the second boy the couple has adopted. In 2015, they adopted Kele, 13, who was on hand for his brother's adoption Friday carrying a sign in court that read, "The Best Heroes Are Adopted." "I cannot believe that this day has come and that gavel has fallen and he's our forever," said Jones. In all, 31 families adopted 46 children during the National Adoption Day at the Family Justice Center, 625 E. 26th St., in Kansas City.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kasas City Star
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