Whitesburg KY

Wear a white ribbon during November

To the Editor:

November is Adoption Awareness Month. In recognition of this unique way in which to become a family, white ribbons will be worn. I ask that all of you who are touched by adoption to please wear a white ribbon during the month of November. If you see someone wearing a white ribbon, please ask him/her how adoption has affected their life. If you are interested in learning more about adoption, call (606) 436-5649.

Adoption Support for Kentucky provides support groups for adoptive parents. These support groups are for any families formed through adoption or anyone interested in adoption: state, private, foster to adopt, kinship, or international. You may have adopted twenty years ago, had a child placed with you for adoption last week, or still be awaiting placement. Regardless of how or when you formed your “forever family,” we’re here for you.

The goal of adoption support is to work with adoptive families in meeting needs, locating resources, facing challenges, and celebrating successes. If you would like to be involved, our adoption support group meets the third Monday of each month at the Department for Community Based Services in Hazard, and the third Tuesday of each month at the Department for Community Based Services in Whitesburg. Both meetings are from 6 to 8 p.m. and childcare is provided. For more information about adoption support in the Eastern Mountain Region, please contact Debbie Hensley at (606) 436-5649 or djkid53@yahoo.com.

DEBBIE HENSLEY Adoptive Parent Liaison-Eastern Mountain Adoption Support for Kentucky

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