Adopted foster children dancing to raise funds for system services

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Four young kids full of energy and personality are gearing up for a big dance performance this weekend.

Gabby, Leo, Jordan, and Nicholas are learning the same steps, and they'll dance to the same song.

What's even more interesting, the four have the same past, all raised as foster children. Now, all four have been adopted.

"We had one child for two weeks while his parents were figuring their act out," said Aprille, a foster mother. Aprille and her husband decided to be foster parents years ago.


Gabby was their second foster child. After spending four months in their home, they adopted her.

"She was supposed to come to us," said Aprille. "It may have not been your typical way a family is built, but that's how our family was built and it was definitely meant to be."

Then there's Leo, Jordan, and Nicholas. They were adopted by another loving family. 

It's a new life for the three. One of their favorite memories, seeing snow for the first time in Flagstaff last winter.

These four children will be dancing for the Arizona Children's Association fundraiser, raising money for services that will help the 16,000 children in Arizona in and out of foster care. 

Dancing for Arizona's Children will be held at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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