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Waco nonprofit holds annual gala, assists families in adoption process

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WACO, TX (KXXV) -

The journey to be a parent can be long and sometimes difficult but one organization is hoping to connect more babies with loving homes.

The Waco nonprofit, Generations, held the 12th annual Hope Gala.

The event was held at the Baylor Club. The dinner, raffles, and silent auction helped the organization fund placing families together – both in the area and soon, abroad.

When Baby Banner needs a bath, every now and then, his parents grab a towel that may not look right.

“Our girl towel, the name that we picked at the time was Everly,” said Scott and Chrissy Perez.

The family went through two failed adoptions before bringing home Banner.

“Spending those days with the baby and believing that was our child was very difficult but we had people there with us and the agency was there the entire time.”

The parents credit their adoption success to Generations.

Prior to Generations, Executive Director Cathy Sonas said there were no adoption agencies that worked with pregnant mothers in the area. Now their work spans statewide.

“We travel around the state to meet with pregnant women and adoptive families,” Sonas said.

The organization operates with the donations and fundraising like Saturday nights Hope Gala.

With over 200 babies placed, the organization is looking to expand with a new affiliation with Nightlight.

The Perez family is beginning an international adoption process to adopt a baby from China.

“It’s been such a smooth transition, we know the routine, we know the people, it’s been so easy.”

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