Record Number of Adoptions Take Place on National Adoption Day 2015
In celebration of National Adoption Day, Lund — in partnership with the Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) — will finalize a record number of adoptions on one single day in Vermont. A total of 36 adoptions will take place at four Vermont courthouses on Friday, November 20, 2015.
This inspiring celebration of adoptive families is the direct result of an award-winning partnership, known as Project Family, between DCF and Lund (Vermont’s largest and oldest nonprofit adoption agency). Created in 2000, Project Family finds and supports adoptive parents for children in Vermont foster care.
“Through this long-standing partnership, we have found and supported permanent, loving homes for over 2,030 children,” said Lund Director of Adoption Wanda Audette. “As incredible as that accomplishment is, the work continues as there are still children in need of families.”
“All children deserve safe, loving and permanent families,” said DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz. “We urge all Vermonters to open their hearts and homes to the approximately 70 children who are still waiting in foster care for their forever families.”
To learn how you can help a child in Vermont foster care, contact Project Family at 1-800-746-7000 or visit www.projectfamilyvt.org.
Lund helps children thrive by empowering families to break cycles of poverty, addiction and abuse. Lund offers hope and opportunity to families through education, treatment, family support and adoption. Lund is a member agency of the United Way of Chittenden County.
The Vermont Department for Children and Families delivers a wide array of programs and services to Vermonters in areas such as child care, child development, child protection, child support, disability determination, and economic benefits that help meet basic needs.
Released: November 17, 2015