National Adoption Month 2015

Atlanta Child’s Home. The Atlanta Child's Home was founded in 1907 by Mrs. Frank Mason Robinson and was later incorporated in 1915. The home was originally located on Angier Avenue, northeast of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. In 1923, the home moved to a much larger estate on Hightower Road in northwest Atlanta. The organization initially provided facilities for the care of orphaned, underprivileged children and later progressed to an adoption agency. Atlanta History Photograph Collection, Atlanta History Center
Atlanta Child’s Home. The Atlanta Child’s Home was founded in 1907 by Mrs. Frank Mason Robinson and was later incorporated in 1915. The home was originally located on Angier Avenue, northeast of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. In 1923, the home moved to a much larger estate on Hightower Road in northwest Atlanta. The organization initially provided facilities for the care of orphaned, underprivileged children and later progressed to an adoption agency.
Atlanta History Photograph Collection, Atlanta History Center

Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? National Adoption Month was instituted by President Bill Clinton in 1995, and expanded upon National Adoption Week, established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The 2015 National Adoption Month initiative is centered around the adoption of older youth in foster care.  You can learn more about National Adoption Month 2015 and its goals here.

There are several useful resources in the DLG pertaining to child adoption in Georgia, made available through the Georgia Government Publications database.

Family matters. Georgia. Dept. of Human Resources. Division of Family and Children Services.
Newsletter for foster and adoptive families that supplements parental training, and keeps parents updated about policies and services provided by the Georgia Department of Human Resources.

Fact sheet: questions and answers about adoption. Georgia. Dept. of Human Resources. Office of Communications.
Three-page fact sheet that provides answers to questions about adopting children through the Georgia Department of Human Resources and county Departments of Family and Children Services, or through adoption agencies.

Adoption. It’s a love thing! Georgia. Division of Family and Children Services.
Short guide book on adopting children through the Georgia Department of Human Resources Office of Adoptions and Division of Family and Children Services

We hope that these resources provide you with some helpful information about child adoption in Georgia during National Adoption Month 2015!

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