November is officially National Adoption Month. If you have been considering adopting a child in need of permanency and a family they can call their own, there is really no better time to do it.
Adoption Rhode Island, an organization dedicated to finding homes for the hundreds of kids throughout the state up for adoption, is bringing attention to National Adoption Month by hosting the 2016 National Adoption Month Celebration and Award Ceremony. As part of the event, there will be Rhode Island’s 12th Annual Heart Gallery, which is a portrait exhibit that showcases the faces and personalities of the children in need of a home. The Heart Gallery has been such a great driving force for adoption throughout the years, and it is wonderful to know that they have brought it together once again.
2016 National Adoption Month Celebration information:
- Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2016
- Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
- Address: 82 Smith Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903
- Building: Rhode Island State House Chamber Room, third floor of Statehouse
In addition to hosting the Heart Gallery exhibit, the event will take the time to honor those throughout Rhode Island that have helped encourage adoption, either through similar events or through easing the legal process. Honorees are expected to include individual community members, entire organizations and associations, and DCYF social workers. Of course, refreshments will be served throughout the evening.
Invitations to the celebration and ceremony will be mailed out to residents soon. If you do not receive one but would like to attend, feel free to call Adoption Rhode Island at 401.865.6000 to inquire about attendance options.
If you have questions about adoption and guardianship laws in Rhode Island, our team of Providence family lawyers here at TJC • ESQ would be happy to help. You can give us a call at 401-400-4254 and schedule a legal consultation.