FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 14, 2012
Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications
800-25-PEACE, ext. 7797
KidsPeace adoptions move forward in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.
SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. – The goal of KidsPeace’s foster care program is always to reunite children with their families. But for various reasons, that is not always attainable, which is why KidsPeace also facilitates adoptions.
Now, our programs in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia are moving toward being poised to place even more children in forever homes.
Virginia Foster Care and Community Programs had its first adoptive placement in our Richmond, Va., office in October. We will continue to provide services for that boy until his adoption is finalized in the next six months. In Washington, we have submitted a proposal to the Child and Family Services Agency to facilitate adoptions for children in their custody who reside in Northern Virginia.
KidsPeace received its Maryland adoption license in the spring and passed our first licensing visit from the state’s Department of Human Resources on Nov. 29. We have two adoptive families who have been selected to take in out-of-state children. To find out more about our adoption services, visit www.kidspeace.org or call to arrange an interview.
KidsPeace is proud to celebrate 130 years of living out our mission to give hope, help and healing to children, families and the communities we serve. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kidspeace.org or on Twitter @kidspeace.
Founded in 1882, KidsPeace is dedicated to serving the behavioral and mental health needs of children, preadolescents, teens and young adults, offering a comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; and a variety of foster care and community-based programs to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. KidsPeace offers services in Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia.