November is National Adoption Month, a month set aside to raise awareness about the critical need for permanent homes for children in foster care. National Adoption Day will take place Friday, November 16, 2012 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM in Columbus, Ohio at the Franklin County Probate Court.
"Nationwide Insurance legal staff is proud to partner with Franklin County Children Services and the National Adoption Law and Policy Center to support National Adoption Day in Central Ohio. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate how government, public policy and corporate professionals can work together to strengthen our communities. Adoption is an especially poignant act for me personally, as I was adopted by my father Houston Hatler. Adoption gives a child a sense of permanency that can only be found in a forever home."
- Patricia Hatler, Chief Legal and Governance Officer, Nationwide Insurance
For more information on National Adoption Day, go to: http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/.
For more information on adopting children from foster care locally, call Franklin County Children Services at 614.341.6060 or visit the website at http://www.co.franklin.oh.us/Children_Services. For more information on National Adoption Day, go to: http://www.nationaladoptionday.org/ For more information on the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, go to: http://www.ncalp.org