Saturday, Nov. 12, from 2-5 p.m.
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Asheville, NC
The WNC Foster/Adopt Fall Festival organized by Buncombe County DSS and WNC Foster Care Agencies.
Consider the amazing opportunity all of us have to make a difference in the life of a child who needs a loving home.
• Learn how to become a foster and/or adoptive parent;
• Find out more about children who need a family now;
• Talk to families who have fostered – and to youth who have been in foster care;
• Bring your own kids – there will be arts & crafts activities, face painting, balloon animals, and light snacks.
Drop in anytime.
From the event organizers:
This is the only targeted foster care event in WNC. However, it will not be limited to finding foster parents. This fun, free event will focus on increasing community awareness of all the multitude of ways in which people can help kids – whether it be through foster care, adoption, respite, mentoring, donating, educating, volunteering, or our career choices.
It is through this sort of community collaboration that the children have the best hope of finding themselves supported by loving and understanding families and by quality services.
Popular sections of the Foster/Adopt Fall Festival include:
1. The main “General Information” area – where agencies from across WNC will set up tables and provide information about becoming a foster or adoptive parent.
2. An area of “Child-Specific Recruitment” – where people can learn more about the children who currently need adoptive homes. This area will feature the children’s photos, their profiles…and their social workers may also be in attendance to speak with families directly.
3. An opportunity to “Talk to a Family Right Here” – a popular section that is staffed by foster and adoptive parents so that people can talk to a family about what the experience is like.
4. And, of course, a fun “Kids Area” – complete with arts & crafts, face painting, balloon animals, light snacks, and more.
We hope that this will be a way for people interested in adoption to learn more, have their questions answered, and possibly even learn about a child who belongs in their lives.
For more information, contact Erica Jourdan, FAFF Event Coordinator, 828-258-0031 x347 firstname.lastname@example.org