November is National Adoption Month
By Signal Contributor
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
When:
November 18, 2017, 10:00 am @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2017-11-18T10:00:00-08:00
2017-11-18T12:00:00-08:00
Where:
Dr. Dianne Van Hook University Center at COC, Room 222,
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Valencia, CA 91355
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Be a Part of National Adoption Month
Attend a Children’s Bureau Info Meeting to Learn More about Foster-Adoption Nov. 18th

November is National Adoption Month, a celebration to bring awareness and attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system. Since 2000, Children’s Bureau has finalized more than 1,800 adoptions of vulnerable children in Southern California and continues to promote the need for resource parents through its Be the Reason recruitment campaign seen on outdoor ad space and online.

In Los Angeles County, the foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 500 of those foster children waiting for an adoptive family. While Children’s Bureau places more than 300 at-risk children in loving foster homes and finalizes 100 adoptions annually, the need continues for more individuals and/or families to become resource parents. Resource parents (foster and adoptive) are people who are concerned about the well-being of children and their families. Resource parents protect and nurture children, meet children’s developmental needs, support children’s relationships with their birth families and do all of this as a member of a professional team.

“Children’s Bureau turns away at least 50 calls a day because we don’t have enough resource families to meet the demanding need,” said Amy Heilman, Children’s Bureau’s Director of Foster Care and Adoption.

Children’s Bureau welcomes every individual regardless of race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to become a resource for children. Qualifying families receive training and support throughout their journey. Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. A monthly information meeting is being held Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM to Noon at College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please call 661.208.4212, email us at RFrecruitment@all4kids.org or visit us at https://www.all4kids.org/program/foster-care/.

ABOUT CHILDREN’S BUREAU
Since 1904, Children’s Bureau (www.all4kids.org) has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. More than 30,000 children and families are helped each year throughout Southern California with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and adoption. Children’s Bureau is one of the largest investors in child abuse prevention in the country and is developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia Community Initiative.

Free Event

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November is National Adoption Month

When:
November 18, 2017, 10:00 am @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2017-11-18T10:00:00-08:00
2017-11-18T12:00:00-08:00
Where:
Dr. Dianne Van Hook University Center at COC, Room 222,
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Valencia, CA 91355
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Be a Part of National Adoption Month
Attend a Children’s Bureau Info Meeting to Learn More about Foster-Adoption Nov. 18th

November is National Adoption Month, a celebration to bring awareness and attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system. Since 2000, Children’s Bureau has finalized more than 1,800 adoptions of vulnerable children in Southern California and continues to promote the need for resource parents through its Be the Reason recruitment campaign seen on outdoor ad space and online.

In Los Angeles County, the foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with 500 of those foster children waiting for an adoptive family. While Children’s Bureau places more than 300 at-risk children in loving foster homes and finalizes 100 adoptions annually, the need continues for more individuals and/or families to become resource parents. Resource parents (foster and adoptive) are people who are concerned about the well-being of children and their families. Resource parents protect and nurture children, meet children’s developmental needs, support children’s relationships with their birth families and do all of this as a member of a professional team.

“Children’s Bureau turns away at least 50 calls a day because we don’t have enough resource families to meet the demanding need,” said Amy Heilman, Children’s Bureau’s Director of Foster Care and Adoption.

Children’s Bureau welcomes every individual regardless of race, age, religion, disability, marital status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression to become a resource for children. Qualifying families receive training and support throughout their journey. Discover if you have the willingness, ability and resources to take on the challenge of helping a child in need. A monthly information meeting is being held Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10:00 AM to Noon at College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please call 661.208.4212, email us at RFrecruitment@all4kids.org or visit us at https://www.all4kids.org/program/foster-care/.

ABOUT CHILDREN’S BUREAU
Since 1904, Children’s Bureau (www.all4kids.org) has been a nonprofit leader in the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. More than 30,000 children and families are helped each year throughout Southern California with services that include school readiness, parenting classes, family resource centers, support groups, mental health counseling, foster care and adoption. Children’s Bureau is one of the largest investors in child abuse prevention in the country and is developing a national model to transform an entire at-risk community through its Magnolia Community Initiative.

Free Event

About the author

Signal Contributor

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