MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lives across the country were forever changed Saturday in a special way on this National Adoption Day.

In Hennepin County, 22 families finalized their adoptions at the Juvenile Justice Center in Minneapolis.

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That means 38 children and teenagers have new and official homes Saturday night.

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In the video above, photojournalist Brad Earley shows us some of these very lucky families.

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Here is more information on adoption and foster care in Hennepin County.