Webster City to celebrate Adoption Saturday this week

WEBSTER CITY – An Adoption Saturday celebration, part of November’s National Adoption Month, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Webster City. Fourteen families from central Iowa will finalize adoptions of children from foster care at this event.

Celebrated nationally during November’s National Adoption Month, National Adoption Day is a day when courts, judges, attorneys, adoption professionals, child welfare agencies and advocates come together to finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care and to celebrate all adoptive families. Webster City’s Adoption Saturday is one of eight National Adoption Day events taking place this month across Iowa.

“Every child deserves to be connected to a caring and supportive adult,” said Corinne Sills, a post-adoption support specialist with Iowa KidsNet. “Adoption Saturday is a day of tremendous joy when we celebrate the important of permanent connections in the lives of area children.”

National Adoption Month is a time to raise awareness about the 101,000 children in U.S. foster care who are waiting to be adopted. These children may wait five years or more to be adopted.

Iowa KidsNet is a statewide collaboration of agencies that uses a unique, cohesive approach to provide recruitment, training, licensing and continued support to individuals who wish to become foster and adoptive parents. Iowa

KidsNet is a partnership of Iowa social service agencies, including Four Oaks, Children’s Square USA, Family Resources, Lutheran Services in Iowa, Quakerdale and Youth and Shelter Services. For more information, call (800) 243-0756 or visit www.iowakidsnet.com.