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By Sabri Ben-Achour

When the judge read out the legal language that allowed Marco Beltran and Jonathan Ward to adopt two-year-old Anthony, Beltran burst into tears.

"It was a dream realized, I didn't realize how emotional I was going to be," says Beltran. "Our family was legitimized today."

Agnes Leshner is head of child welfare services for the county. She says it takes a special kind of family to adopt children, many of whom have been abused or neglected. "Clearly they need to have a lot of patience and love for these children, and fortunately, they do," says Leshner.

There are 500 children in foster care in Montgomery County. The county expects 55 will be adopted this year.

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