Opioid crisis raising importance of adoption

WTHR's Andrea Morehead (L) interviews adoption attorney Natalie Fisher (R) on The Light radio station Saturday, November 18, 2017. (WTHR image by Josh Blankenship)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - One of the rare times cameras are allowed to go inside Indiana courtrooms is for a very special reason.

Friday, we showed you the ceremonies of some formal adoptions in Marion County.

Video recorded the smiles on the faces of the children and their new parents!

Saturday, Andrea Morehead of Eyewitness News spoke with one of the city's leading adoption attorneys on local radio station The Light.

Natalie Fisher says there's a great need to find homes for children because of the emerging opioid crisis.

"We also see visitations being interrupted and we're also seeing more children being traumatized if their parents, say, overdosed during the process,” explained Fisher. “So that 's something we see, too, and we are also starting to see homeless older youth."

Fisher's book "Adopting Tiger" was just released.

November is National Adoption Month.