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City of Jackson presents Children's Services with National Adoption Month proclamation

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The month of November is National Adoption Month.

This month is spent raising awareness about the thousands of kids in foster care that are waiting for a loving family to adopt them.

The city of Jackson presented a proclamation to the Southwest Region of the Tennessee Department. of Children’s Services today recognizing the awareness month.

The department talks about the importance of adoption.

“That’s what we want to do at DCS is the build a world around our children so that they can be successful in life. So, that they can become good productive citizens for the city of Jackson. So, we just really believe that it is very important for children to be adopted if they are not able to go back to their birth families,” said Yolanda Cole, the Adoption Specialist with the Southwest Region of the Tennessee Dept. of Children’s Services.

The Department of Children’s Services says there are over 300 kids in the foster system in the southwest region of Tennessee and 70 kids in foster care in Madison County.

If you are interested in learning more about fostering or adopting, you can contact the local Department of Children’s Services by calling 731 – 421-2000.

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