November is National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month, and a time to put the spotlight on youth under agency care who are seeking adoptive homes. It is particularly important to recognize the older children, sibling groups and those with special needs who long await forever families who will give them stability, security and a sense of belonging. It is especially important during these challenging times for children to have a place to call home and people who will love and care for them.
Franklin County Children Services seeks families or single adults from all backgrounds who are willing to share their homes with waiting children. Click here to learn more about FCCS’s adoptions program.
FCCS will celebrate National Adoption Day on November 18 by finalizing the adoptions of several children at Franklin County Probate Court.
FCCS has compiled information about resources available to the Franklin County community during the COVID-19 pandemic on our COVID-19 Resources webpage. There are resources for caring for children in case of illness, accessing testing and parenting tips. You’ll also find information on mental health, child care, education, recipes and more. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates on resources available in the community.
This is also a time when concerns about child abuse and neglect have increased and the attention of the community is needed to keep children safe. Check in with families, and if you suspect child abuse or neglect are occurring, contact our 24-hour hotline at (614) 229-7000.