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Spencer Hall and Melissa Henke
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Spencer Hall was about 13 or 14 when his life changed.

"I was at my brother's house," said Hall. "We had the police and social worker knock on my brother's door and tell me that they were taking me into foster care."

Hall bounced around a couple different foster homes before joining the army at 18. Seven years and an associate degree later, he transferred to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

"I always dreamed, dreamed of being a student at a university," said Hall.

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Weld County is celebrating National Adoption Day by finalizing the adoptions of 10 children and teens on Friday.

Finalization is the last step in the adoption process. Treats and stuffed animals for the kids will fill a courtroom in the Weld County Courthouse as a judge makes their adoptions offical.

Four years ago, Ashlee Caruth was the mom of three daughters when she learned that her nieces had been placed into foster care. Right away, she started searching for the girls, willing to adopt them.