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​Interested in Adoption? Wake County Adoption Information Fair Set for Nov. 16

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After two adoptive placements dissolved, James could have lost hope of finding his permanent family. The musically gifted and resilient teen, however, remained optimistic. When the third opportunity arose, he allowed himself to connect and bond with the adoptive family who would wind up becoming his forever family.

Now, James is living up to his potential in a loving, supportive, healthy home environment just one year after meeting his new adoptive parents – and his two new brothers.

James’ is just one story of 43 adoptions that have taken place so far this year in Wake County. In addition to those happy endings, of the 425 youth in foster care, there are approximately 40 children legally available for adoption but who have not yet found a permanent home.

The process of becoming an adoptive family can feel daunting, but James and his parents – and all the other newly formed families – know it’s worth it.

To make it easier to understand the adoption process, families considering adopting a child can access helpful resources at the Wake County Human Services fourth annual Adoption Information Fair, taking place on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building, located at 4011 Carya Drive in Raleigh.

The event, which is also open to families who live outside of Wake County, will provide useful information about the entire adoption process, from exploration through post-adoption support.

Successful adoptive families will be present to discuss their personal experiences, provide insights and answer questions. Additionally, attendees will learn about Wake County’s waiting children, the home study process and general adoption services.

Event attendees will also have the chance to meet and interact with Wake County’s Adoption Team, the Post Adoption & Eligibility Team and youth participants involved in Wake County’s LINKS Program.  Representatives from many partner agencies will also be present to share information about their services, including Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program, Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, Methodist Home for Children, and Seven Homes, Inc

To RSVP or for more information, please call 919-212-7878 or email AdoptWakeYouth@wakegov.com.

Learn more about Wake County Human Services’ adoption and foster care programs by visiting our website.

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