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National Adoption Month candlelight ceremony is set for November 7th.
Posted: Oct 25 2012 by ppowers

Webster City will participate in a statewide candlelight ceremony on November 7 to honor and raise awareness for Iowa children waiting to be adopted from foster care. Iowa Kids Net, the statewide collaboration of agencies that recruits, trains, licenses and supports all of Iowa's foster and foster adoptive parents, is planning the ceremonies at about a dozen locations around the state throughout November. The Webster City candlelight ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Hamilton County Courthouse parking lot. The public is encouraged to attend. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided after the ceremony. Foster and adoptive parents, child welfare advocates and community members will take time to reflect on the ongoing needs of children in Iowa's foster care system and the importance of permanent connections for children in care. The month of November is National Adoption Month.It's a time to raise awareness about children waiting to be adopted from foster care and the need for every child to have a permanent conenction to a caring supportive adult. Nationally, there are 104,000 children in the United States waiting to be adopted from foster care. As of this August, about 765 Iowa children were legally eligible for adoption from foster care, meaning their parental rights have been terminated. Many of these children will be adopted by relatives or their current foster family while others are still waiting for a forever family. For more information on how to be a foster family, go to www.iowakidsnet.com.

Webster City will participate in a statewide candlelight ceremony on November 7 to honor and raise awareness for Iowa children waiting to be adopted from foster care. Iowa Kids Net, the statewide collaboration of agencies that recruits, trains, licenses and supports all of Iowa's foster and foster adoptive parents, is planning the ceremonies at about a dozen locations around the state throughout November. The Webster City candlelight ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Hamilton County Courthouse parking lot. The public is encouraged to attend. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided after the ceremony. Foster and adoptive parents, child welfare advocates and community members will take time to reflect on the ongoing needs of children in Iowa's foster care system and the importance of permanent connections for children in care. The month of November is National Adoption Month.It's a time to raise awareness about children waiting to be adopted from foster care and the need for every child to have a permanent conenction to a caring supportive adult. Nationally, there are 104,000 children in the United States waiting to be adopted from foster care. As of this August, about 765 Iowa children were legally eligible for adoption from foster care, meaning their parental rights have been terminated. Many of these children will be adopted by relatives or their current foster family while others are still waiting for a forever family. For more information on how to be a foster family, go to www.iowakidsnet.com.

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