In 2008, the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) established the Families Forever Committee, which focuses on adoption awareness. It's annual project—Families Forever Fairs—was recognized in 2009 by the American Bar Association as the "Most Outstanding Service Project" in the country offered by young lawyers. In 2013, the Committee was named an Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Fairs are held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and offer free information on adoption, including resource materials and one-on-one consultations. Attorneys, agencies and other vendors in children's services will be on hand to answer questions, provide helpful resources, and encourage families to consider foster care and adoption. Several brief adoption workshops will also be available during the fairs.
The Charleston Fair will be held February 1 at Felix C. Davis Community Center (4800 Park Cir., 29415)
Please feel free to contact either of our committee chairs for ways to get involved!
Betsy Tanner (864) 228-7808; firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacqueline A. Bond (843) 212-8700; email@example.com