Thursday night hundreds gathered for Inheritance Adoptions’ annual fundraiser at Grace Church to hear from President Ronald Reagan’s eldest son.
Michael Reagan was the son of President Reagan and his first wife Jane Wyman.
Reagan says his adoption journey started when his mother found some actors in California who wanted to adopt a boy and he says he was the best thing to ever happen to the Reagan family.
Reagan says there are 400,000 children currently in foster care and 60 percent of them will end up on the streets or in jail.
“We need to adopt children in America and adopt these children and give them a chance at life and that’s the important thing about this,” Reagan said. “We are really giving these kids a chance to really have a life and to move forward with a loving family and that’s so important in today’s day and age.”
Reagan says he has his sister Maureen, who was the biological child of the Reagan’s, to thank for his adoption, since she was the one who really wanted a brother and encouraged the Reagan’s to adopt.