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December 1, 2007: Freddie Mac Foundation's Adoption Expo Offers Information, Support for the Adoption Experience

Submitted by: Freddie Mac Foundation

Categories: Events

Posted: Nov 29, 2007 – 01:59 PM EST

 

Capital Area's Adoption Expo Showcases Adoption Agencies, Workshops,

Nov. 29 /CSRwire/ - MCLEAN, VA, November 29 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:
The Freddie Mac Foundation's Adoption Expo is a free, family event that will help prospective adoptive parents explore the resources available to help them bring a child into their lives, and enable those who have
already adopted to learn about support systems and services for new families. Showcasing adoption agencies and services in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., the event offers:

  • More than 30 public and private agencies and service providers
    specializing in Domestic Adoption, International Adoption, Special
    Needs Adoption, Post-Adoption Services, and Foster Care
  • Workshops for prospective adoptive and foster parents, as well
    as new adoptive parents, highlighting the adoption process and
    available support systems
  • Parent-to-parent discussion groups featuring families who will
    share their experiences in adoption and foster care
  • Information about children available for adoption in the
    Washington metropolitan area and beyond
  • Renowned authors and books on adoption
  • Entertainment for children throughout the afternoon.

    WHO:

  • Thousands of prospective adoptive and adoptive parents
  • Hundreds of adoption experts and support service representatives
  • Renowned adoption authors Debbie Riley, Margaret Schwartz and Laura
    Kowalckyk Richards
  • Alana Beard of the Washington Mystics will make a special appearance
    from 12 to 1 pm.
  • Cheryl Clarke of the Freddie Mac Foundation

    WHEN:
    Saturday, December 1, 2007, from Noon to 4:00 PM
    Program from Noon to 12:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Grand Hyatt Hotel Metro Center
    1000 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
    Metro Accessible

    WHY:
    Since 1991, the Freddie Mac Foundation has invested more than $220 million in organizations serving the community and helped better the lives of more than 1.7 million children, including thousands in America's foster care system. Through programs such as Freddie Mac Foundation's Adoption Expo, Wednesday's Child, the Heart Gallery, the Foundation promotes adoption and helps foster children find permanent, loving homes.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    Please visit www.FreddieMacFoundation.org.

  • For more information, please contact:

    Patricia Fuentes Freddie Mac Foundation
    Phone: 703-903-3504

     

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