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November is Adoption Awareness Month
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on November 14, 2013 @ 4:43PM
Created on November 13, 2013 @ 5:51PM

Each day thousands of kids across our state wait to be adopted by a loving family they can call their own, but many of you still don't know exactly how to get involved with the adoption process.

November national is adoption awareness month, and each day more than 4,000 children across our state wait for a family to become a part of.

While many think that adoption is a long, sometimes frustrating, process in the end many of the local adoption officials say it's worth it. Once you choose what type of adoption you want, and what agency to go through, you have to continue with a home study. The goal of one of these studies is to evaluate the home environment and to help potential adoptive parents prepare for parenting.

While sometimes it can be a long fought battle until an adoption is finalized, officials from the Childrens Home Society believe all children deserve a loving, safe place to call home.

"We believe that every child is adoptable. No matter if it is a two-year-old, or a 17-year-old, every child deserves a family, and
children can be adopted at any age." said Sarah Thumm, Child and Family Services Supervisor with the Childrens Home Society of West Virginia.

The Childrens Home Society of West Virginia will be holding an open house on November 21st from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at their agency located at 129 Green Bag Road in Morgantown. If you have any questions regarding adoption or fostering a child you can give them a call at (304) 284-0992.

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