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Newsroom DCF Recognizes National Adoption Month in November
10/31/2013

​TOPEKA – During the month of November, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and its community partners will take part in a series of events to call attention to the need for more adoptive and foster families. Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation designating November as National Adoption Month.
 
“Every child deserves to know the love and stability that a healthy family can offer,” DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said. “When returning home is not an option, we want children in need to have choices when it comes to both temporary and permanent care.”
 
Most children available for adoption have suffered abuse and or neglect. Every attempt is made to maintain a child’s connection to his/her relatives, culture and community. Relatives are given first consideration as a placement option. Although many children have an adoption resource identified, hundreds wait for a loving family to pick them.
Currently, there are 982 children available for adoption.
 
DCF is teaming up with its community partners throughout November for adoption-related events in all corners of the state.
 
To learn more about the children who are currently available for adoption, visit www.adoptkskids.org or call 877-457-5430.