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25 June 2015

Georgia DFACS Looking for Families to Adopt 200 Kids Needing Loving Homes

In 1984, the adoption of a 6-month-old baby boy was finalized by a single female in Fulton County.

I frequently tell people I am eternally grateful that my mom chose to be a single parent when she adopted me. I was her choice in 1984, and it was an extremely solid one (of course, I am clearly biased).

More people should adopt. Single men, single women, married couples with established families, or couples looking to start a family for the first time should all consider the possibility of giving a child a home.

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is looking for adoptive families for approximately 200 children in its care. There is a particular need for “forever families” for sibling groups and teenagers.

"We have so many deserving children that can spend years waiting for a family," DFACS Director Bobby Cagle says. "We hope that by building awareness of the need for permanent families that Georgians will open their hearts and homes to these children.”

( Katy, Kansas and Karina are looking for an adoptive family. They are currently in DFCS care.)
Take these three girls (pictured right), for example.

Karina, Katelyn (Katy) and Kansas are sisters who enjoy spending time with each other and look forward to becoming part of a permanent family soon.

Sixteen-year-old Karina is an expressive, outgoing, silly, respectful and funny teen who enjoys shopping, playing tennis, socializing and trying new things. Katy is a smart, outgoing, silly, caring, well-behaved, funny, upbeat, responsible and mature, but sometimes goofy, 10-year-old. Four-year-old Kansas is a happy, perky, goofy, caring, well-behaved and lovable little girl who interacts well with her peers and is a pleasure to be around.

Karina, Katy and Kansas need a loving adoptive family who will provide them with the attention, support and nurturing environment they need to continue to thrive and reach their goals.

Whether you adopt Karina, Katy, and Kansas or one of the 200 other children in DFACS care, you'll be giving them a family and a safe home to call their own.

The adoption process may be long and arduous, but it's rewarding in the end.

For more information, call (877) 210-KIDS or visit itsmyturnnow.dhs.ga.gov.