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Partnerships Lead to Great Homes for Children: Child Advocates and Its Partners Celebrate National Adoption Day

posted Nov 18, 2012, 8:55 PM by Crissy Nolen

Fort Bend County 328th and 387th District Courts Finalize 7 Adoptions 

The Honorable Ron Pope and The Honorable Robert Kern finalized 7 adoptions on Friday in celebration of National Adoption Day. The Fort Bend County 328th and 387th District Courts joined courts across the country in opening their doors on National Adoption Day to complete adoptions and celebrate all families who adopt. 

“This year’s National Adoption Day was a wonderful celebration” said Metoyer Martin, CASA program director and chair of the event. “It was great to see the attorneys, CPS, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers and judges all work together to finalize the adoptions and ultimately give these children safe, permanent and loving homes.” 

“While only two of today’s adoptions involved CPS children, we have had a record number of CPS children (26) adopted in Fort Bend since the beginning of the year,” according to Daphne McCadney, CPS Program Director. “In fact, more than 1100 CPS children in our region have been adopted since January. 

Here in Fort Bend County, the District Courts, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) and its partner agencies: Arrow Child and Family Ministries, Child Protective Services, Fort Bend Bar Association, Fort Bend County Attorney’s Office, Fort Bend Lawyers Care, the 

Fort Bend Court Team for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers, Bikers Against Child Abuse and the Lone Star Exchange Club worked together to celebrate the joys of adoption and encourage more families and individuals to give children permanent homes through adoption. 
 
Photo Caption: Annaleigh Summy and Kylin Citizen play together while waiting their turn during Fort Bend County’s National Adoption Day Celebration on Friday morning.

Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to advocating on behalf of abused and neglected children through the use of specially trained community volunteers and staff. Volunteers advocate for children’s emotional, physical and educational needs while they are involved in the court system. Child Advocates of Fort Bend is one of only a few programs in the country that is able to provide a volunteer advocate for every child in foster care. For more information on CAFB and how you can help these small victims, please visit www.cafb.org or call 281-341-9955. The next volunteer training session begins on February 4. Please call 281-344-5100 for details. 



About National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is sponsored by a coalition of national partners – The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Casey Family Services, Children’s Action Network, The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Freddie Mac Foundation and Target Corporation – to draw special attention to the 129,000 foster children waiting for adoption in the United States and to celebrate all loving families who adopt.
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