On August 14, the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), in partnership with private adoption agencies, will sponsor a matching meeting called “Better Together” for families who want to learn more about adoption. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Macon Centreplex at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Centre, 200 Coliseum Drive in Macon. DFCS and private adoption agencies across the state will provide information about specific children in need of adoptive families, as well as general “how-to” adoption and foster care information.
“There are so many wonderful children in Georgia who need a loving, stable family, ” said Deborah Burrus, Director of the DFCS State Permanency Unit. “By attending this event, families have the opportunity to meet the case managers of these children and hear all about them, helping them to better decide who may or may not be a good match for their family.”
There are approximately 1,400 children adopted in Georgia each year; however, over 250 children are still in need of an adoptive family. These children are typically 8 years old or older, African American, and/or a member of a sibling group who need to be placed together. Families interested in adopting older children or learning more about the program are encouraged to attend the matching meeting.
For more information, call toll-free (855) 289-0349.