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PHOTO: November is National Adoption Month

Erika Peterson, 14, sits with Trey Peterson, 6, as he shows a stuffed-animal to Joshua Peterson, 10, while waiting inside the State House Executive Council Chambers on Wednesday afternoon, November 13, 2013.  From Center Ossipee, the three make up a family of ten children, 5 adopted from New Hampshire, 2 from China, and 3 biological belonging to Bob and Jennifer Peterson. Erika was first to be adopted around two-years old and Jennifer continued because she wanted kids to know what home and family was, she said. Governor Hassan spoke to a full room of parents and their children after November was recently named National Adoption Month by President Obama.

(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

Erika Peterson, 14, sits with Trey Peterson, 6, as he shows a stuffed-animal to Joshua Peterson, 10, while waiting inside the State House Executive Council Chambers on Wednesday afternoon, November 13, 2013. From Center Ossipee, the three make up a family of ten children, 5 adopted from New Hampshire, 2 from China, and 3 biological belonging to Bob and Jennifer Peterson. Erika was first to be adopted around two-years old and Jennifer continued because she wanted kids to know what home and family was, she said. Governor Hassan spoke to a full room of parents and their children after November was recently named National Adoption Month by President Obama. (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

Erika Peterson, 14, sits with Trey Peterson, 6, as he shows a stuffed animal toy to Joshua Peterson, 10, while waiting inside the State House Executive Council Chambers yesterday afternoon. The three, from Center Ossipee, are part of a family of 10 children. In addition to Bob and Jennifer Peterson’s three biological children, five of the siblings were adopted from New Hampshire and two were adopted from China. Erika was first to be adopted at about age 2, and Jennifer Peterson said they continued to adopt because she wants kids to know what it is to have a home and a family. Gov. Maggie Hassan spoke to a full room of parents and their children after November was recently designated National Adoption Month by President Obama.

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