Adoption Festivals provide a fun and energetic atmosphere for the children that are ready to be adopted. It offers a comfortable environment that allows prospective licensed adoptive parents an opportunity to meet and mingle with several children who choose to participate in the Adoption Festival.
The Adoption Festival has been hosted by a few of our member churches. The church allows us to use their facility which gives us the chance to offer several activities for the children/youth and prospective parents to enjoy. In the past we have had hula hoop contests, water balloon toss, basket ball, water slides, a giant hamster ball, volley ball, and much more. We also offer food for every participant. Some of the food has included; pizza, fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, snow cones, and cotton candy just to name a few.
Another unique opportunity that the Adoption Festival provides is the knowledge of the CPS caseworkers. They are on site and ready to answer any questions about the children. This gives the prospective parents the ability to see the children in non threatening environment and allows them the ability to talk to the caseworkers about children they may be interested in.
That’s not all!!! OCS also takes this occasion to take photos of the children that attend. We then order canvases that are displayed at several of our member churches. We also use the photos to create the Hearts of Hope Gallery.
If you would like to volunteer for the next adoption festival in your area, please register below.
More information about the next upcoming adoption festival will be added soon