Children’s Aid Society in Clearfield County is joining thousands of other individuals, families, government agencies and child advocacy organizations in raising public awareness about adoption in observance of National Adoption Month.

November was officially proclaimed National Adoption Month in 1990 to provide national awareness, to celebrate adoptive children and families, and to call the nation to action to ensure safety, permanency and well-being for every child. More specifically, it is meant to focus attention on the many children involved in the child welfare system who are waiting to be adopted.

These “special needs” children range from infants to teenagers, and include children of color and children with physical, emotional, behavioral or learning challenges. They may include brothers and sisters who just want to grow up together. Even though the label “special needs” encompasses a wide array of children, they all have one thing in common – each and every special needs child needs a loving and permanent home.

Join the event on Nov. 9, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Luigi’s Villa at 800 W. Weber Ave., DuBois to learn more about waiting children, meet and mingle families and agencies from across the state.

For more information contact Shannon at 765-2686 ext. 204 or adoption@childaid.org.

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