Eckerd Community Alternatives | Hillsborough

Hillsborough County families adopt 19 children

Channel 10 – VIDEO | According to Eckerd Kids, there were 19 kids adopted on Tuesday and 60 more children are awaiting adoption in Hillsborough County alone. Forty-one of those 60 kids are ages 13-17 years old.

Tampa 18-Year-Old Choose Foster Family Over Life on his Own

After living nearly his entire life in foster care, Mario Martell Thornton was adopted on his 18th birth day by Mike and Maria Cooke. As far as his adoption recruiter Misty Hubbard knows, he's the first 18-year-old to be adopted out of Eckerd Community Alternatives.