• November 2000
  • Vol. 1, No. 7

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National Adoption Day Planned for November 18

The Alliance for Children's Rights, based in Los Angeles, will coordinate a one-day record of over 1,000 adoptions nationwide on November 18 during its first National Adoption Day. Law firms, foster care departments, child advocates, and judicial officers will join the Alliance in finalizing adoptions in these cities:

  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • New York City
  • Washington, DC
  • Dallas
  • Columbus, OH
  • Omaha, NE

While The Alliance has organized several similar adoption days in Los Angeles, finalizing a total of nearly 3,500 foster care adoptions, Saturday's event is the child advocacy group's first attempt to mount a nationwide effort. In Los Angeles, National Adoption Day is sponsored by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and the Freddie Mac Foundation--two ongoing supporters of The Alliance.

The Alliance's Foster Children's Adoption Project expedites the foster care adoption process through its network of pro bono and staff attorneys, and ensures that these children find stable, nurturing homes. It recruits private law firms and has conducted training for more than 200 attorneys. The Project focuses on children for whom adoptive families are often the most difficult to find, such as older children, children with siblings, children with physical and mental disabilities, immigrant children, and children of color.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Bridge
CEO/General Counsel
Alliance for Children's Rights
3333 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 550
Los Angeles, CA 90010-4111
Phone: 213-368-6010
Fax: 213-368-6016

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