Approximately 200 Kids Need Permanent Homes across Georgia
Atlanta, Ga. – The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is looking for adoptive families for approximately 200 children in its care. On June 3, DFCS launched a marketing campaign to recruit adoptive parents throughout Georgia for those children who have been permanently separated from their birth families. There is a particular need for “forever families” for sibling groups and teenagers.
Each week for the next six weeks, DFCS will highlight a child or sibling group that is looking for a family in the hopes that not only they will find an adoptive family but that it will also lead to the adoption of other children in foster care. DFCS believes that all children have a right to a family and a safe home of their own.
“Adoptive parent recruitment is an important initiative for the Division of Family and Children Services,” said DFCS Director Bobby Cagle. “We have so many deserving children that can spend years waiting for a family. We hope that by building awareness of the need for permanent families that Georgians will open their hearts and homes to these children.”
The Three K’s: Sweet Sisters – Karina, Katelyn and Kansas
Karina, Katelyn (Katy) and Kansas are sisters who enjoy spending time with each other and look forward to becoming part of a permanent family soon.
Sixteen-year-old Karina is an expressive, outgoing, silly, respectful and funny teen who enjoys shopping, playing tennis, socializing and trying new things. She also enjoys playing volleyball, swimming, cooking, reading, sleeping, playing Monopoly, rooting for the Miami Heat, and watching the movie “Tangled.” Her favorite foods are vanilla ice cream, apples, broccoli and, of course, candy. At school, she enjoys learning about math and participating in drama class. Karina looks forward to decorating her new room when she gets adopted. When she gets older, she hopes to make a difference for foster children and, possibly, work in the field of criminal justice.
Katy is a smart, outgoing, silly, caring, well-behaved, funny, upbeat, responsible and mature, but sometimes goofy, 10-year-old. Katy strives to do well in all that she does. She is a go-getter who enjoys learning about math, excels in all of her subjects, consistently makes the honor roll and enjoys playing guitar in her music class and singing in the chorus. Katy loves to play cards, especially Go Fish. She also enjoys watching the movie “Frozen” with her sister, participating in gymnastics and volleyball, cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs, playing chess and checkers and watching TV. Her favorite foods are corn, strawberries, ice cream and cake. Katy hopes to someday meet her favorite singer, Ariana Grande. She also wants to attend law school and become an attorney.
Four-year-old Kansas is a happy, perky, goofy, caring, well-behaved and lovable little girl who interacts well with her peers and is a pleasure to be around. She enjoys playing outside, learning at school, getting attention and being active. She also enjoys watching the movie “Frozen” with her sister, playing basketball, and watching “Curious George” on TV. Kansas’ favorite foods are corn, vanilla ice cream, grapes, apples and candy. She dreams of having a family.
Karina, Katy and Kansas need a loving adoptive family who will provide them with the attention, support and nurturing environment they need to continue to thrive and reach their goals. For more information about the “Three K’s,” the adoption process and other children looking for an adoptive family, call 877.210.KIDS or visit www.itsmyturnnowga.dhs.gov.
About Georgia Division of Children and Family Services
The Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) investigates child abuse; finds foster homes for abused and neglected children; helps low income, out-of-work parents get back on their feet; assists with child care costs for low income parents who are working or in job training; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help troubled families.