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Adoption . . . A Perfect Fit Fashion Show, Nov 13th

In celebration of National Adoption Month, Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) is shining the spotlight on adopting children from foster care by hosting a fashion show, Adoption . . . A Perfect Fit, on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Blvd. More than 20 local foster children available for adoption will model fall fashions on the lower level of the mall, in front of Sears.

FSS adoption specialists will be on-hand to answer questions and distribute adoption packets. Portraits of local children available for adoption will be featured in the FSS Heart Gallery, displayed at the event.

FSS is the lead agency for adoption, foster care, transitioning youth services and family preservation in Nassau and Duval counties.

“Every child deserves a family,” said Jim Adams, FSS CEO. “We recruit actively for adoptive families every day, but special events during National Adoption Month help us focus on increasing awareness of adoption and encouraging local families to consider adopting a child from foster care.”

Adams said, “The foster children who are modeling in the fashion will gain self-confidence and self-assurance, and have fun. New experiences provide enrichment for children and every opportunity we can offer foster children will help them develop and grow.”

More than 120 children in foster care are currently available for adoption in Duval and Nassau counties. FSS is recognized throughout the state as having the best adoption record of all community-based care agencies in Florida responsible for foster care and adoption. FSS has also reduced the number of children in foster care by 63 percent since 2006.

FSS works in partnership with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to find adoptive homes for foster children. FSS is the recipient of a grant from the foundation’s Wendy’s Wonderful Kids program which provides an adoption specialist who initiates aggressive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving children from foster care into adoptive homes.

For information about adopting a child from foster care, please call FSS at 904-421-5839 or visit www.fssjax.org

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