For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 09, 2006
WHAT: Adoption Day in Arlington. Judge William Newman will recognize 16 adoptions at an invitation-only reception honoring adoptive parents and their children. Families will be available for interviews and photographs.
WHERE: Arlington County Courthouse, 1425 N. Courthouse Rd., 10th Floor
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month. On Nov. 18, public, private and non-profit child-placing agencies across the United States will honor adoptive parents.
In Arlington, adoptive parents will be honored at an invitation-only reception sponsored by the Department of Human Services, Child and Family Services Division. Judge Newman will recognize adoptions that have taken place in the County since November 2005. The adoptive parents include three sets of married couples and two single mothers.
“Adoption brings permanence and healing to foster children who have experienced abuse and neglect,” said Rosemary Hubbard, with Arlington’s Department of Human Services. “Arlington County is always looking for additional families to meet our children’s needs.”
For information on adoption opportunities in Arlington County, contact our coordinator of Resources Parents Services at 703-228-1550 or visit our Web site at http://www.arlingtonva.us.
Arlington, Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the "10 miles square" parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. It is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, occupying slightly less than 26 square miles. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods, quality schools and enlightened land use, and received the Environmental Protection Agency's highest award for "Smart Growth" in 2002. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world - including the Pentagon - Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.