Published On: Fri, Nov 22nd, 2013

Mayor proclaims November Adoption Awareness Month

Kim Renyolds, CHS (left); Mayor John Manchester and Amanda Thomas, CHS

Kim Renyolds, CHS (left); Mayor John Manchester and Amanda Thomas, CHS

On Nov. 6, Mayor John Manchester met with representatives from Children’s Home Society to proclaim November as Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care. Every day in West Virginia, over 1,000 children who are in foster care are available for adoption. Every year, thousands of children across the country age out of the foster care system without ever finding a family of their own. Saturday, Nov. 23, will mark Adoption Awareness Day.

Children’s Home Society would like to invite anyone in the community who has adopted, is in the process of adopting, or has ever considered becoming and adoptive or foster parent to stop by the office in Fairlea for cookies and cocoa from noon to 4 p.m. to help celebrate this very important day. For more information about adoption and foster care, please call Children’s Home Society at 304-647-3430 or visit the website at www.childhswv.org.