Press Release - November 16, 2010

Contact:  Kelly Bachman
302-633-2501 or 302-299-9791

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Third Annual National Adoption Day Celebration Takes Place in Dover


WHO

The 3rd Annual Adoption Day Celebration is being co-sponsored by Adoptive Families with Information and Support, the Delaware Interagency Committee on Adoption, Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services and the Delaware Children’s Department.

WHAT

Adoptive families, representatives from local adoption agencies and State officials will meet to celebrate National Adoption Day and share information with persons interested in adoption. Workshops on adoption topics, a panel of young adult adoptees, entertainment, lunch, and other activities will take place.

WHY

On any given day there are dozens of children in Delaware’s foster care system who are eligible for adoption. This event will help raise awareness of the need for adoptive families and provide insight into the lives of children looking for a permanent place to call home.

WHEN

Saturday, November 20, 2010, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

WHERE

Delaware Tech Conference Center
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19904

Additional Information: Those interested in registering for the event can contact Nancy Ripple at 302-577-8752 or visit afisdelaware.org.

Media Note: Families who have adopted children through the Delaware Children’s Department have been identified as subject matter experts and are willing to conduct interviews with the press regarding their experience.