Friday, October 15, 2010

Events coming up in November!

We are in full swing planning for November's National Adoption Month! There are over 114,000 children in U.S. foster care who are waiting to be adopted. Some children may wait five years or more, which is a lifetime to a child. We hope you'll save the date for one of the exciting events happening in Iowa to help raise awareness:

  • Nov. 6 - Statewide balloon launch (locations TBA)
  • Nov. 6 - Kids Expo in Dubuque
  • Nov. 7 - Princesses and Pirates in Des Moines (A fun respite event for adoptive families. Details TBA)
  • Nov. 13-14 - Adoption Retreat at Camp Ewalu in Strawberry Point
  • Nov. 19 - Cedar Rapids Adoption Friday
  • Nov. 20 - National Adoption Day!
  • Nov. 20 - Des Moines Adoption Saturday
  • Nov. 20 - Sioux City Adoption Saturday
  • Nov. 20 - Webster City Adoption Saturday
  • Nov. 20 - Council Bluffs Adoption Saturday
  • Nov. 20 - Davenport Adoption Fair
You can keep up with event details at our website. Even if you can't attend an event, there are many things during National Adoption Month that you can do to help! Learn the facts about foster care adoption, ask your faith community to participate in an event such as Orphan Sunday, or learn how you can support youth aging out of foster care through Elevate or Foster Club. 


Sunday Kofffon Taylor said...

It is wonderful to see more being done to assist my younger foster kin during their transition out of foster care. There is more to be done, all states should follow California's lead and extend the age of foster care support to at least 21. It is what OUR kids deserve.

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