November is Adoption Awareness Month. Every child deserves a forever family.
Each year, more than 100,000 children in foster care are available for adoption. The average child waits for an adoptive family for two years; however, many children with special needs such as physical, mental and emotional disabilities – as well as sibling groups and teenagers – often spend more than five years waiting for permanent, loving homes.
You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. To learn how to become a foster/adoptive parent, contact the Granville County Department of Social Services at 919-693-1511.
A special celebration for Adoption Awareness Month will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Granville County Expo and Convention Center, 4185 Highway 15 in Oxford. For more information, contact LeVerne Smith, Adoption Specialist, at 919-603-3348.