Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Images of Adoption event in Grand Rapids

On Thursday, November 7th, D.A. Blodgett and St. John's are hosting an event where prospective adoptive parents can learn more about adopting children through Michigan's foster care system and the children who are looking for permanent homes. 

On Thursday, prospective parents will have the opportunity to learn more about children who need homes during D.A. Blodgett-St. John's Images of Adoption event that corresponds with National Adoption Month. Any adult interested in adopting a child from Michigan’s foster care system is invited to attend the event, which runs from 5-7 p.m. at D.A. Blodgett-St. John's, 805 Leonard St. NE.

D.A. Blodgett-St. John's partnered with six local agencies for the second annual event. Prospective parents will learn about the adoption process and can inquire about available children, who will not be present. Adoption Program Manager Joy Engelsman said the evening will focus on helping possible parents take the next step, whether they're looking to adopt soon or down the road.

Kids to be featured Thursday in videos and photos range in age from 3 to 17, and the majority are teenagers or pre-teens.