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Loftis raising awareness for adoption need in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (AP) State Treasurer Curtis Loftis is helping to raise the awareness of the need for adoption in South Carolina.

Loftis wants residents to mark the 12th anniversary of National Adoption Day on Saturday.

Loftis founded the Saluda Charitable Foundation in 2000 and has traveled to numerous countries and has worked closely with families, including providing support to orphanages and food pantries.

State officials say nearly 5,000 children are in foster care in South Carolina, and nearly 2,000 of the state's children are currently eligible for adoption.

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