FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has proclaimed Adoption Awareness Month in Fort St. John for November.
The Honourable Stephanie Cadieux who is the Minister of Children and Family Development, sent a letter to Mayor Lori Ackerman and Council outlining what Adoption Awareness Month looks like in B.C.
“In your community and across the province, there are young people right now hoping for a family to call their own. Over the past 10 years, an annual average of approximately 270 children have been adopted in British Columbia, but there are still approximately 1,000 children and youth in government care who are waiting for a forever home. Some are part of a sibling group, some have special needs, and some are teens. Regardless of personal circumstances, each and every child deserves a family to belong to, a place to grow up, help with preparing for the challenges of adulthood, and someone to rely on for support, encouragement and love.
Together with the AFABC, we are working to find those 1,000 families. The 1000familiesbc campaign is our joint effort to connect waiting children with caring families. Please help us raise awareness on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #1000familiesbc or by directing members of your community to 1000familiesbc.com.”
Acting Mayor Byron Stewart made the proclamation after a moving presentation from community members.