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Adoption

The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) through the local County Department of Family and Children Services provides Adoption Services based on the premise that a permanent, safe home is the right of every child. All children have a right to a family and a home of his/her own.  When a permanent home is not provided by the birth family and permanent, legal separation from them is necessary, adoption services shall be provided.

 

Meet the Children

Georgia’s Adoption Photolisting website, It’s My Turn Now Georgia, features children who are looking for caring forever families to help make their dreams come true. To learn more about children who are available for adoption in the State of Georgia, Click Here.

 

 

To speak with someone about becoming a foster or adoptive parent
Contact the foster care and adoption recruitment intake line at 1-877-210-KIDS (5437) or

Click Here to complete the Homes for Georgia’s Kids Inquiry Form

 

 

 

 

Wednesday’s Child Atlanta

In partnership with Georgia DFCS and Fox 5 Atlanta, Wednesday’s Child is a successful program that is part of the Freddie Mac Foundation’s national campaign to increase the number of adoptions of children in foster care. The children featured on Wednesday’s Child are those in the most urgent need of a home. Many of these children are over the age of eight and have been in the foster care system for some time and desperately need a permanent place to call home.

 

Weekly Feature: Scott and Nora 

Scott and Nora are very sweet, loving, smart, friendly and sociable siblings who care very much about other people, especially each other.  Scott enjoys riding his bike, coloring and playing video games.  He also enjoys figuring things out, such as when building with blocks or working on puzzles. Scott is always positive, a leader and very focused when working to accomplish something.  At school, he gets along well with his peers and enjoys learning about science.  Scott has been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.  He is so close with his sister that he cares and worries about her even when he is in the hospital.  Nora is a positive and “girly” girl who enjoys playing house, playing with her dolls and playing dress up.  She also enjoys playing games with her friends, being involved with the Girls’ Club and being active, in general.  She hopes to become a teacher when she grows up.  Scott and Nora look forward to being adopted by a loving and patient family who will provide them with the attention, structure, encouragement and nurturing environment they need to continue to thrive and reach their goals.  Their family will also need to support their need for ongoing therapy, tutoring and medication management.

Learn more about Scott and Nora by visiting the Wednesday's Child web site.

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