Reporting: Rabbit Zielke
November is National Adoption Month. The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services invites the community to an Adoption Fair on Saturday, November 13th, 2010 between 9 am and 2 pm at the New City Fellowship Church Located at 2424 East 23rd Street in Chattanooga. There are approximately 250 children in the Tennessee Valley currently living in foster care that are available for adoption and in need of a permanent home. Many of these children are a bit older and may have experienced traumatic events in their past which contributed to them becoming wards of the state. All of these children are currently in foster and in need of a permanent home though the adoption process.
The Adoption Fair will offer workshops and presentations designed to introduce families to some of the children in need of families. The Department of Children’s Services will also be providing information about what to expect when you consider adopting a child. Interested families can then continue the process through training sessions and working with social workers to determine the best match for your family and the available children.
You can learn more about the process of adoption by visiting the web at www.tn.gov/youth/adoption . There is also a need for foster families with more information at www.tn.gov/youth/fostercare . For information on the Adoption Fair Saturday, November 13th call Cheryl Paris at 423-296-2324. The Adoption Fair is free and open to the public.
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