Youth Voices: Why Families Matter
Help spread the word about National Adoption Month!
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Did you know there are still over 123,000 children and youth waiting for loving homes?
According to the most recent AFCARS 2017 report:
- 52 percent are male
- 48 percent are female
- 22 percent are African American
- 22 percent are Hispanic
- 44 percent are white
- The average age is 8 years old
- 11 percent are between 15 and 17 years old
- Average time in foster care is 31 months
This year’s adoption theme is Youth Voices: Why Families Matter. Thousands of children and youth across the country need permanent families. You can make a difference by raising awareness in your community.
3 Ways C.A.S.E. is Celebrating National Adoption Month:
- New Headquarters office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- Attending local Adoption Days:
Circuit Court of Prince George’s County, MD November 14th
Children & Family Services Agency Washington, D.C., November 18th
Circuit Court of Montgomery County, MD November 22nd
- Kids’ Adoption Network (KAN) Annual Conference on November 16th – SOLD OUT – Over 200 children, teens & parents attending!
Celebrating Our New Headquarters Office
To kickoff the celebration of National Adoption Month, C.A.S.E. hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, November 1 commemorating our new headquarters in Burtonsville, Maryland. Guest speakers included Congressman Anthony Brown, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, dignitaries from local jurisdictions and former C.A.S.E. clients.
C.A.S.E. was also recognized with a Citation of Celebration from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen and a Certificate of Recognition from Congressman John Sarbanes. We are excited to expand our reach in the community and beyond!