February 1, 2006
ATLANTA - Approximately 20 children with dreams of finding a permanent family and prospective adoptive families will have the opportunity to meet one another at an adoption party and videoconference on Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Georgia Department of Human Resources’ (DHR) Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Adoption Unit are sponsoring this event.
The adoption party at Macon State College will give prospective adoptive parents an opportunity to meet and interact with children in person. The videoconference, which ends at Noon, will give prospective adoptive parents at designated sites in Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus and Savannah the opportunity to meet and interact with the children via video.
"This video conference also gives children an opportunity to meet prospective parents," noted Vale Henson, DFCS Adoption Unit Manager. "These children come from diverse backgrounds sharing the same hopes and desires as any child and deserve a good home. They‘re typical of most children in Georgia: They enjoy fish ing, playing video games, rollerblading, and singing. They love to learn new things, but they are most interested in a stable and permanent family. These children deserve to be adopted into a loving family where they can continue to enjoy their old interests and explore some new ones."
There are approximately 250 children in Georgia who are in need of adoptive families. They are typically 8 or older, African American, and/or a member of a sibling group. Families interested in adopting older children or learning more about the program are encouraged to attend the videoconference or party. For videoconference sites and other information call toll-free, (877) 242-5774, or visit the DHR DFCS Adoption Unit website at www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/adoptions.
For Information Contact:
Ari Young, (404) 657-1387