Seven adoptions finalized
The Honorable Ron Pope and The Honorable Robert Kern finalized seven adoptions in celebration of National Adoption Day. The Fort Bend County 328th and 387th District Courts joined courts across the country in opening their doors on National Adoption Day to complete adoptions and celebrate all families who adopt.
“This year’s National Adoption Day was a wonderful celebration” said Metoyer Martin, CASA program director and chair of the event. “It was great to see the attorneys, CPS, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers and judges all work together to finalize the adoptions and ultimately give these children safe, permanent and loving homes.”
“While only two of today’s adoptions involved CPS children, we have had a record number of CPS children (26) adopted in Fort Bend since the beginning of the year,” according to Daphne McCadney, CPS Program Director. “In fact, more than 1,100 CPS children in our region have been adopted since January.
Here in Fort Bend County, the District Courts, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) and its partner agencies: Arrow Child and Family Ministries, Child Protective Services, Fort Bend Bar Association, Fort Bend County Attorney’s Office, Fort Bend Lawyers Care, the Fort Bend Court Team for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers, Bikers Against Child Abuse and the Lone Star Exchange Club worked together to celebrate the joys of adoption and encourage more families and individuals to give children permanent homes through adoption.
For more information on CAFB and how you can help these small victims, please visit www.cafb.org or call 281-341-9955. The next volunteer training session begins on February 4. Please call 281-344-5100 for details.