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Armstrong event aims to link orphaned children with forever families

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

EAST FRANKLIN — For many, this time of year is all about family gatherings and holiday celebrations. But for children in need of adoption, family remains a vital missing link in their lives.

In an effort to help bring these waiting children closer to their forever families, the Armstrong County Board of Commissioners and the Children, Youth and Family Services' staff are hosting an informational event in the Belmont Complex to promote adoption and foster care awareness.

“These kids are looking for families,” said Lynn Kovar, a paralegal with the Legal Services Initiative of the Statewide Adoption Network (SWAN).

Kovar works with Armstrong County CYF to help expedite the adoption process.

According to a news release from Armstrong County CYF, thousands of children across the commonwealth are in foster care, with close to 1,500 in need of adoption.

During Saturday's event — from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — families will have a chance to ask questions and learn about all aspects of adoption and foster care.

Photos and biological information of Pennsylvania's waiting children will be available.

Private adoption agencies attending the event include The Bair Foundation, Bethany of Pittsburgh, The adoption Connection, Catholic Charities, Family Pathways and Adelphoi Village.

The agencies will be located in the facility's conference room. The event will include refreshments, gift basket raffles and goodie bags for children.

Free ice skating will be offered to the first 100 skaters between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

Brigid Beatty is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-543-1303 or bbeatty@tribweb.com.

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