This morning, Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin celebrated National Adoption Day at the Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center in Milwaukee. Families, adoption advocates, policymakers, judges, child welfare agencies and volunteers came together to finalize adoptions and find safe, permanent, loving homes for nineteen children who were in foster care.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month, an effort to raise awareness of the 123,000 children in foster care nationwide – 115 in Wisconsin – waiting to find permanent and loving families. More than 350 events are held throughout the country to finalize the adoptions of children in foster care, and to celebrate all families who adopt.
In the last 11 years, more than 30,000 children have been adopted from foster care on National Adoption Day. Our efforts will continue to find loving, stable homes for children in need of a family through foster care and adoption.
Are you interested in adoption or becoming a foster parent? Please visit Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin for more information on how you can help make a difference in a child’s life.
~ Andrea Rivera de Vega, recruitment specialist, Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin