October 28, 2005
ATLANTA –In recognition of National Adoption Awareness Month the Georgia Department of Human Resource ’s Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) will host the 10th Annual "Celebrating Adoption" event at Zoo Atlanta. This event will be held Saturday, Nov. 5th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ford Pavilion at Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue. On October 21st Governor Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation declaring November "National Adoption Awareness Month in Georgia," a time to make people aware of the need for families for children who have none.
"Many Georgia families make room in their hearts and their homes for children of all ages, providing a warm, secure and loving atmosphere for children to thrive and realize their potential," noted Governor Perdue. "Despite the many adoption success stories, hundreds of Georgia children will spend their childhood without the guidance and security of having a home of their own, so permanent loving families are needed for our waiting children."
This is the tenth year for this event, which recognizes National Adoption Awareness Month and celebrates children who have found permanent and loving homes through public, private, and international adoptions. It is also designed to educate the community and recruit future adoptive families for Georgia’s children who are still looking for a place to call home.
"Celebrating Adoption" will offer something for everyone – those who are considering adoption, those who have already adopted, and those who are merely concerned and interested in the welfare of children who are in need of adoptive families. There will be jugglers, clowns, caricature artists, music, food, and crafts. There will also be a "How to Adopt" booth, and representatives from various agencies to answer any questions one may have about adoption.
The celebration is a collaborative effort of state agencies, private agencies, and community organizations. For more information or to receive a flyer for free admission, call Cheryl Williams at 404-657-3559.
For information, contact:
Ari Young; 404-657-1387