They want to add my three grandchildren to this aution block.
This is just a partial list of all of the events Georgia DFCS has in place to sell our children. There is a link at the bottom which if you cut and paste in your search engine you will find the rest. This is appaling. They parade these children in front of adoptive parents like cattle at an aution. They do it under the disquise of fun and games. “Come and pick out a child” is the mantra. Why not put them on an auction block and sell them to the highest bidder. These children are innocent pawns in a game of greed, politics and corruption. If you don’t believe it is going on in your state think again. Can you imagine the hurt, anger, frustration and guilt these children feel when they are not “picked” for one reason or another. This is a travesty in the worst possible way. Talk about illegal adoptions- This is just one of the many reasons DFCS snatches children from home of parents who are uneducated, poor and who don’t know the sytem and the crime that goes on in its underbelly. It is time to stop the madness, stop the corruption and stop the selling of our children.
Yvonne Mason, Author
Families meet children in-person or by videoconference at adoption event
April 22, 2009
ATLANTA (GA) – Prospective adoptive families will have an opportunity to meet approximately 20 children, each with the hope of finding a permanent family, at an adoption gathering on Saturday, May 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Jim Huie Recreation Center in Jonesboro.
Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), this event will give prospective adoptive parents a unique opportunity to meet the children in a comfortable, fun-filled environment. Families who are unable to attend the gathering in Jonesboro may still interact with this same group of children via video on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Videoconference sites will be set up at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Brown & Gallo in Augusta, Macon State College and Valdosta State University.
“This is a great event for children in Georgia who are in need of adoptive families and for those who want to impact a child’s life,” said Mark Washington, assistant commissioner of DHR. “Special arrangements have been made so that some of our children with special needs, those in a wheelchair or others with developmental delays are also able to attend.”
There are approximately 2,200 children in Georgia who need adoptive families. They are typically 8 years old and older, African American and/or a member of a sibling group being placed together.
Families interested in adopting older children or learning more about the program are encouraged to attend either the event in Jonesboro or one of the videoconference sites. To avoid confusion, only children in need of adoptive families should attend the adoption gathering. Families who plan to attend one of the videoconference sites are more than welcome to bring their children.
For more information, call toll-free 877- 242-5774 or visit DHR’s website at http://www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/adoptions.
DHR hosts community recruitment event for National Foster Care Month
May 11, 2009
ATLANTA (GA) – Thousands of children throughout Georgia are in need of a foster or adoptive family. Many have found homes through the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). Yet, too many children continue to wait for a place to call home. During National Foster Care Month in May, DFCS will celebrate the families providing care and raise awareness about the children still waiting for foster or adoptive families.
On Thursday, May 21, the DFCS state adoption unit will be host a community event to recruit additional adoptive and foster homes. The “Children Grow Best in Families” event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church at 405 Bellevue Avenue in Dublin.
This event is an effort to enlist community support and promote the need for foster and adoptive families. The event will include a brief orientation session to give participants information on how to become involved in foster care and adoption programs.
Currently in Georgia, there are many children in foster care who need a foster family or adoptive family. The greatest need for foster parents is for older children, sibling groups and medically fragile children. The majority of children in need of adoptive families are aged 8 years and older, African American, male and/or a member of a sibling group who wish to be placed together.
The “Children Grow Best in Families” event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required; a light meal will be served. For reservations or more information, please call (877)-234-4728.
DFCS brings popular adoption party for foster kids to Gainesville
March 26, 2008
ATLANTA – The Division of Family and Children Services, DFCS, will bring its popular adoption party and video conference to Gainesville on Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Georgia Mountains Center. The event, which is open to the public, is designed specifically for those who are considering adoption. Families and individuals will have the opportunity to get acquainted with a diverse group of children who need forever homes.
Adoption parties, which are held several times a year by DFCS, give prospective adoptive parents a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the children in a comfortable, fun-filled environment. Those who are unable to attend the Gainesville event will have the opportunity to interact with the same group of children via video host sites in Savannah, Atlanta, Macon, Americus and Valdosta.
“These events are great because they help the public understand just how wonderful these children are despite their challenging situations,” said Shamim Neal-Backus, state recruitment manager. “It is difficult sometimes for adults to imagine bouncing back from unthinkable situations, but these children are resilient and strong and they really want and need to be part of loving, stable and permanent families.”
There are approximately 2,200 children in Georgia who are in need of adoptive families. They are typically 8 years old and older, African American, and/or a member of a sibling group who will be placed together. For more information call 877- 242-5774, or visit the Department of Human Resources website at http://www.dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/adoptions.
Adoption Expo at Stonecrest Mall
August 10, 2007
ATLANTA (GA) The Georgia Department of Human Resources, the Mall at Stonecrest and Crossroads News have come together to put on the largest adoption resource fair in the region. “Adoptions Expo 2007” takes place Saturday, August 18, from noon – 5:00 p.m. at the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia. The event is open to the public.
The resource fair will provide detailed information to those interested in adopting children who are currently living in foster care. County DFCS offices will join numerous other organizations throughout metro Atlanta that serve children, including private adoption agencies. Case workers, adoptive parents and their children will also be on hand to answer questions about the adoption process.
“We’re always looking for ways to inform the public of the constant need for adoptive parents and foster parents. This event is the perfect learning opportunity for those who are seriously considering adoption, casually interested or just curious,” said Mary Dean Harvey, director of the Division of Family and Children Services. “The sheer numbers alone of people passing through and learning about the needs of the children in foster care can only work in a child’s favor,” she said. The event, now in its second year, attracted more than 3,000 visitors last year.
There are nearly 16,000 children in foster care, of those, approximately 2,700 children are in need of adoptive families. There is a considerable need for families or individuals willing to adopt children over 8 years old, African American, and children in sibling groups.
For information on becoming an adoptive or foster parent call 877-210-KIDS or visit the Department of Human Resources DFCS Adoption Unit Website at dfcs.dhr.georgia.gov/adoptions.