WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council, in conjunction with the Dept. of Children & Family Services, invite the media and public to the DCFS National Adoption Awareness Month Event.
WHEN: 1 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018
WHERE: Monroe City Hall (City Council Chamber) 400 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe, LA 71202
WHY: November is National Adoption Awareness Month. The primary focus of this effort is the adoption of children who are in foster care and to salute local foster/adoptive parents. Currently, there are more than 4000 children in the State of Louisiana who are in foster care. More than 600 of those children are in the Monroe region. Our local DCFS officials will recognize the Monroe Region’s Adoptive Parent(s) of the Year; and, they will display the Heart Gallery – showcasing some local youth who are available for adoption.
CONTACT: Wanda Washington, Child Welfare Supervisor
LA Dept. of Children & Family Services – Monroe Region
DCFS sponsored events during the month of November include the following: DCFS Walk/Run at Kiroli Park from 8 am – 11 am Saturday, November 3; DCFS Adoption Celebration at Monroe City Hall from 1 pm – 3 pm Wednesday, November 7; DCFS Adoption Day in the Park at Kiroli Park from 11 am – 2 pm Saturday, November 10; and, DCFS Adoption Day in the Garden at the Children’s Coalition of NELA in Monroe from 9 am – 12 noon.