Celebrating Families through Adoption

ST. GEORGE – Inspired by National Adoption Month, which is November, local agencies are coming together for a “Celebrating Families through Adoption” event on Nov. 9, from noon to 3 p.m., at Vernon Worthen Park in St. George.

This is the third year this event has been held celebrating children who have found permanent and loving homes through adoption. It is also designed to educate the community and recruit future adoptive families for children who are still looking for a place to call home.

There are many faces to adoption. Adoptions can be open or closed, through private agencies, state foster care or even from other countries. Adoption creates a different kind of family, and adding to your family through adoption or foster care can be the most rewarding gift you could ever give your family.

1233988_1397812750447683_1791427113_nOn this free, fun-filled afternoon, Celebrating Families through Adoption will offer something for everyone – those who are considering adoption, those who have already adopted, and those who are merely concerned and interested in the welfare of children in need of adoptive families.

Representatives from various agencies will be on hand to answer questions about adoption and their particular services.

There will be carnival games, live musical performances, the ARMY/ROTC rock wall, a bounce house, face painting, hair braiding, prize drawings, princesses and other character visits, balloons, food and Blue Bunny ice cream.

This celebration is a collaborative effort of state agencies, private agencies, and community organizations, and gives an opportunity for families, birth parents and adoptees in Southern Utah to connect and create a strong support system within the community.

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  • John Smith October 28, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I support being adopted. Except in this state. Apparently, a LOT of the kids adopted out were taken away from their ACTUAL families by corrupt DCFS case workers, Attorneys, Judges, and police. Not all, but a lot of them. Did you know there is not a SINGLE record of a person winning a case they went to trial with against DCFS? That’s right. There is a class action suit against DCFS right NOW ion this state due to corruption in the DCFS and legalized kidnapping of children who are then sold to families who ‘Adopt’ them. I’m not against adoption, heck, I was adopted. Just sayin’. Be wary people. Some of the charges in the class action suit include the MURDERING of the children in foster care when the parents are nearly getting the kids back. It gets covered up so that DCFS doesn’t get bad press. I’m so upset by receiving this information, and I will be getting verified documents to back this up, and I should have them in a few days’ time.

  • ladybugavenger October 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Its not just this State John.

  • Token Black October 29, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I think it is really weird to see these local mormon families adopt the single black child into their fold. For one thing, the token black child is surrounded by the many white children of the couple, Another thing, they bring that black child into an area with extreme racial prejudices. A lot of the locals hate blacks. It’s in their heritage, their upbringing and even their religious mindset. So what are these mormons thinking by adopting the black child?

    • Token Black October 29, 2013 at 9:05 am

      If the mormons want to demonstrate how they accept blacks, then work to change the racial hatred found in their community. Don’t force a black child to live where she/he will be hated by others in the community.

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