Thursday, November 8, 2012
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – Parish President Natalie Robottom joins officials throughout the country in proclaiming November as National Adoption Awareness Month. During the month of November, adoption is emphasized as a positive way to build families, with the focus specifically given to the adoption of children in the foster care system. St. John the Baptist Parish recognizes the importance of giving children permanent, safe and loving families through adoption.
Please join in celebrating the 468 families who have adopted 652 children in Louisiana this past year and all those who have been united by the adoption process. In addition to celebrating those that have been adopted, there is still 640 children in Louisiana available for adoption. It is imperative to continue to raise public awareness of children who have been freed for adoption and are in need of a permanent home.
"We urge all of our citizens to join in a national effort to raise awareness about the importance of adoption," said Parish President Robottom. For more information on the adoption process, please contact the Office of Children and Family Services or visit http://www.dss.louisiana.gov/.
Residents interested in adopting are invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at River Parishes Hospital, 502 Rue de Sante, Room 309 in LaPlace.