Wait No More Adoption Conference Heads to Georgia
More than 1,500 legal orphans in the Georgia foster care system are waiting for adoptive families
February 8, 2011
Colorado Springs, Colo. -- Focus on the Family will join the Georgia Department of Human Services, as well as church and adoption leaders from around Georgia, to raise awareness of and recruit permanent families for those precious waiting children and youth.
The Wait No More adoption conference, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Victory World Church in Norcross, will highlight the fact that more than 1,500 children and youth are awaiting adoption in Georgia’s foster care system – in a state with more than 14,000 churches.
"Our message is simple," said Kelly Rosati, adoptive mother of four and vice president of Community Outreach at Focus on the Family. "Georgia’s waiting kids in foster care deserve forever adoptive families. No matter their age or special circumstance, they are precious to God, and we won’t give up on them."
Since November 2008, more than 1,280 families have stepped forward to start the adoption process through eight Wait No More adoption events in six states.
The Wait No More conference is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and no admission costs are involved. However, because conference-related materials and lunch will be offered, pre-registration is strongly preferred. For more information or to register, visit iCareAboutOrphans.org or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.
To coordinate media interviews or for more information, call Carrie Kintz at 719-531-3312, or e-mail her at Carrie.Kintz@fotf.org.
About Focus on the Family
Reaching more than 220 million people in 155 nations, Focus on the Family is a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to serving, strengthening and defending families worldwide. Founded in 1977, Focus on the Family provides practical tools, spiritual resources and emotional support to families at every stage of life. Focus on the Family is online at www.FocusOnTheFamily.com.