October 26, 2006
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 11th Annual "Celebrating Adoption" event at Zoo Atlanta. This event will be held Saturday, Nov. 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ford Pavilion at Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue.
The event will offer a variety of activities for children and adults – 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 DHR and other agencies will be on hand to answer any questions people may have about adoption.
"November is National Adoption Awareness Month in Georgia, a perfect opportunity to celebrate those who have become adoptive parents while making others aware of the need for families for children who have none," said DHR Commissioner B.J. Walker.
This is the eleventh 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 that are still looking for a place to call home. Currently over 2000 Georgia children are in need of an adoptive home.
Celebrating Adoption is a collaborative effort of DHR and other state agencies as well as private agencies, and community organizations. For more information please contact Amy Hamrick at (404) 541-2229.
For Media information, contact:
Ari Young; 404-657-1387