ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s a day that marks the official beginning for families.
It also marks the end of uncertainty for many children.
One local grandma Saturday, finalized the journey to keep her girls together.
“I love my granddaughters and I just want them to be happy. I want them to have a good life and to move forward and not backward,” Evelyn Sisneros said.
Destiney, Elizabeth and Jessica don’t ever have to worry about being apart ever again.
Taken by CYFD when they were very young, their grandma stepped up.
“I’ve had them every since and I just want to make it permanent,” Sisneros said.
Saturday, alongside dozens of other families, they made it official.
“I got me three very smart children and I’m proud of them, I’m so proud of them,” Sisneros said.
The whole family showed up to celebrate, including the aunt and uncle who played a big role in caring for the youngest for her first two years.
Now, the sisters, will stay together under one roof.
“So grateful, without her we would be somewhere else and I wouldn’t have my sisters by my side,” Destiney Abeyta said.
It hasn’t always been easy for this grandma, raising three girls after having only boys herself.
But, she says these straight A students are worth it.
“I’m thankful for everything she’s done and I wouldn’t be the person I am without her,” Abeyta said.
Saturday’s dozens of adoptions were part of National Adoption Day.