WLKY’S WEDNESDAY’S CHILD TO HOLD FREE ADOPTION INFORMATION FAIR ON JANUARY 25
Fair helps parents expand their family through adoption
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Louisville, January 16, 2015): WLKY’s Wednesday’s Child is hosting its 16th annual adoption fair on Sunday, January 25 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the University of Louisville’s Shelbyville Road campus. The event is free for families interested in learning about the adoption process.
Representatives from 14 local and regional adoption services agencies will be present to answer questions about how to navigate the adoption system, for private infant adoption, adopting internationally, and from foster care. Attendees will learn about the screening process and any requirements for adoption.
Three concurrent workshops will be offered twice during the adoption fair, first at 1:15 and then repeated at 2:30. The workshops are as follows:
- Adoption 101, presented by Dana Radford, Adoption Specialist, Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services
- Adoption from Foster Care, presented by Nancy Newby, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiter, Kentucky Special Needs Adoption Program
- International Adoptions, presented by Julie Erwin, Adoption Assistance, Inc. and Judy Freundlich Tiell, Jewish Family & Career Services
The event is held by Wednesday’s Child, Inc., a nonprofit organization. The event is sponsored by Brown-Forman and supported by WLKY TV. Participating agencies include: Adoption Assistance, Inc., Adopt! Inc., Adoption Bridges of Kentuckiana Inc., All Blessings International, CCAI, Bethany Christian Services, Indiana Adoption Services, Jewish Family & Career Service, Ky. Adoption and Foster Care Serv., Love Basket Inc., Nightlight Christian Adoptions, Orphan Care Alliance, St. Joseph Children’s Home, and WLKY-TV Wednesday’s Child, Inc.
Families unable to attend the fair, but who would still like some information about adoption may call
1-800-928-4303. **OR attend Orphan Care Alliance’s Adoption Option class on January 29 at Kenwood Baptist Church starting at 6:30pm.
Wednesday’s Child, Inc., is a non-profit, primarily volunteer organization, funded by private and corporate donations. Its mission is to recruit adoptive parents for special needs children, to sponsor support services for families who adopt special needs children, and to assist children who are waiting to be adopted. Wednesday’s Child, Inc. grew out of the WLKY-TV weekly news segment, which highlights older foster children waiting for that special family to adopt them. Since the program’s inception in 1980, more than 4,000 special needs children have been matched with their “forever families.” Every child deserves a loving family and a safe place to call home. Wednesday’s Child, Inc. believes that there are no unadoptable children, just unfound families.