CCAI has learned in recent weeks that many individual Members of Congress are taking initiative in their states and districts to host events that spotlight adoption and foster care in October. One such Member is Sen. Jim DeMint – a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption as well as CCAI’s Advisory Board.
Senator DeMint is hosting the Finding Families 2011 Adoption and Foster Care Conference on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, in Taylors, South Carolina. This event focuses on adoption issues impacting children both in South Carolina and across the United States as a whole. Participants can elect to attend for the full day, or to select those conference class sessions that interest them most.
Class sessions will address both domestic and international adoption, medical concerns that arise, services for children with special needs, and pending legislation that affects adoptive families. Attendees will also have the chance to learn about foster parenting, as well as about financial resources that can help prospective parents with the costs of adoption. Session presenters include government officials, professors and foster care and adoption professionals. Lunch and refreshments are provided at the cost of $10 per person.
To learn more about this conference, please visit HERE.
CCAI is excited that Senator DeMint and his staff are leading not only on Capitol Hill, but also back home in this important work, and we look forward to keeping you updated on similar events like this hosted by other Members in the coming weeks.