On Nov. 18, 2023, KVC Kansas will help facilitate 34 children’s adoptions while celebrating National Adoption Day. This annual awareness day highlights the critical role that adoption plays in creating lasting connections for youth in foster care. In the entire month of November, KVC will celebrate a total of 53 adoptions.
“National Adoption Day serves as a reminder that every child deserves a loving, permanent family,” said Dr. Linda Bass, KVC Kansas President.
“The power of connection is immeasurable, and the connections made through adoption provide youth with the stability, love and support they need to thrive.” – Dr. Linda Bass
Adopting from foster care is open to people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Many families are surprised to learn that the adoption process is essentially free of cost, as the adoption expenses are funded by the state. Since 2005, KVC has matched more than 5,400 children with loving adoptive families. KVC’s adoption work is done in partnership with the Kansas Department for Children and Families and Adopt KS Kids.
“Our team works tirelessly to help children searching for an adoptive family find the best possible match,” said Kierstin Reed, Director of Adoption Services at KVC Kansas. “National Adoption Day is a powerful testament to the strength of human connections.”
National Adoption Day 2023 Courthouse Celebrations
KVC Kansas invites media representatives to join in celebrating National Adoption Day and observe adoption finalizations, interview adoptive families, and shed light on the children still waiting for an adoptive family. Join KVC for the following events:
Topeka, Kan. – 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18
Shawnee County Courthouse
200 SE 7th St., Topeka, KS
Topeka’s event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. as attendees gather on the courthouse steps. Judge Penny Moylan will give a brief welcome, followed by a celebration where attendees will toss wildflowers into the air to mark the occasion before the first adoption hearings begin at 9 a.m.
Olathe, Kan. – 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18
Johnson County Courthouse
150 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, KS
Interested in adopting? Meet the youth currently searching for an adoptive family at adoption.kvc.org.
About KVC Kansas
KVC Kansas is a private, nonprofit child welfare and behavioral healthcare organization. KVC proudly serves as a leading foster care case management provider for 11 counties in Northeast Kansas. Offering a comprehensive range of services including family preservation and strengthening, foster care, adoption and outpatient behavioral health treatment, KVC Kansas enriches and enhances the lives of more than 13,000 children and families each year. Learn more at www.kvckansas.org.