Great wines, great food and great music will come together this October for a great cause that supports children and families involved in child welfare and adoption systems.
The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy’s 9th annual Autumn Wine Celebration will be 7 p.m. October 12 at the Bluestone, 583 East Broad Street, in downtown Columbus. The festive evening will feature fine wines from the Hess Collection poured by staff of the Wine Bistro Columbus. Other highlights will include gourmet appetizers, live music, and a silent auction offering a variety of unique items and fabulous packages.The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy at Capital University Law School hosts the Autumn Wine Celebration each fall to support its critical programming, including the Foster Youth Advocacy Center Legal Clinic and other initiatives aimed at better outcomes for children and families involved with child welfare and adoption systems.As a new feature of this year’s event, NCALP will present hand-blown glass “Champion Awards” to those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in the areas of child welfare and adoption law, policy and practice. The awards will be created specially for this event by Dr. Marc Hollander, DDS of Columbus.Tickets are $65 per guest or $125 per couple. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities also are available. For more information or for tickets, visit the 2012 Autumn Wine Celebration website. For more information on advertising and sponsorships, please contact Jackie Martin at 614-236-6730.The National Center for Adoption Law & Policy (NCALP) works to improve child welfare and adoption law, practices, and policies so that all children – especially those who have been abused or neglected or are dependent on the state for their care – can have healthy, safe, and stable homes. NCALP uses education, knowledge, leadership, and advocacy to further our mission, believing that children who live in safe and stable homes feel better about themselves, do better in school, receive better healthcare, and grow up to be better parents, workers, and citizens.NCALP’s research efforts are aimed at identifying the means through which child protection, foster care and adoption systems and processes can be improved. Center advocacy projects are aimed at bringing about these improvements through changes in the law and the way the law is implemented. Education programs are designed to assist judges, lawyers, government managers, social workers, families and other process stakeholders to know about strategies for making child welfare and adoption laws work in ways that will provide kids the stable families they deserve as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible.
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