Tuesday, September 25, 2012

WNC Foster/Adopt Fall Festival - November 17th

Children need caring, stable adults in their lives in order to become healthy adults.  It doesn’t take a miracle – truly.  Come learn how you can change a child’s life forever. 

This year’s Foster/Adopt Fall Festival will be held at the Asheville-Buncombe DoubleTree – located at 115 Hendersonville Road – on Saturday, November 17th from 1-4 pm.  The event is hosted by the Buncombe County Department of Social Services and WNC foster care agencies. 

This is the only targeted adoption and foster care event in WNC. However, it will not be limited to finding adoptive and foster parents.  This fun, free event will focus on increasing community awareness of all the ways in which people can help kids – whether it is through foster care, adoption, respite, mentoring, donating, educating, volunteering, or our career choices. 

Popular sections of the Foster/Adopt Fall Festival include:

"General Information" area - where agencies from across WNC will be available and provide information about becoming a foster or adoptive parent.

The "Child-Specific Recruitment" area - where people can learn more about the children who currently need adoptive homes. This area will feature the children's photos, and their profiles. Their social workers may also be in attendance to speak with families directly.

An opportunity to "Talk to a Family Right Here" - a popular section that is staffed by foster and adoptive parents so that people can talk to a family about what the foster and adoptive experience is like.

And, of course, a fun "Kids Area" - complete with arts, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, light snacks, and more.
For more information, please contact Buncombe County Department of Social Services Foster Home Licensing Staff at 828-250-5868 or familiesforkids@buncombecounty.org.

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