November is National Adoption Awareness Month
On behalf of the entire staff of Summit County Children Services, I would like to sincerely thank those of you who have chosen to change the life of a child through adoption. There is truly no greater gift to give a child! And with November being celebrated as National Adoption Awareness Month, I hope all of us will remain aware of the more than 60 children still waiting for an adoptive home through our agency ... and will continue to spread the word about adoption wherever we go. Again, thank you for your ongoing commitment children and families.
As part of its month-long celebration, Summit County Children Services will host several events and activities throughout the month of November to help raise awareness about permanency for children through adoption and the need for foster-to-adopt parents.
Additionally, SCCS has produced its 2018 Adoption Calendar that features 13 terrific young people who are available for adoption. If you would like to receive a copy, please call (330) 379-2055 or email email@example.com.
Foster Care & Adoption Information Meetings
Sunday, November 5, 1 p.m. @ Akron Bible Church, Akron
Wednesday, November 29, 6 p.m. @ SCCS, Akron
Area residents will learn a variety of details about foster care and adoption including what and how long the process is, what kind of support is provided by the agency, and the minimal costs involved with adopting a child through a public agency. (NOTE: SCCS charges no fees for adoption services). Agency staff will be available to share basic information about the children coming into care.
Family Movie Night
Thursday, November 16, 6 p.m. @ Akron-Summit County Public Library, downtown Akron
Featured movie: "Kung Fu Panda 2"
Families are invited to watch 'Kung Fu Panda 2" in celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month. Information about foster care and adoption will be available and agency staff can answer questions.
SCCS' Heart Gallery, a photographic display of children in the agency's permanent custody who are available to be adopted, is on display through the end of November at the Barberton Public Library.