In 2008, the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) established the Families Forever Committee, which focuses on adoption awareness. Its annual project—Families Forever Fairs—was recognized in 2009 by the American Bar Association as the "Most Outstanding Service Project" in the country offered by young lawyers. In 2013, the Committee was named an Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Fairs are held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and offer free information on adoption, including resource materials and one-on-one consultations. Attorneys, agencies and other vendors in children's services will be on hand to answer questions, provide helpful resources, and encourage families to consider foster care and adoption. Several brief adoption workshops will also be available during the fairs.
Foster parents can obtain recertification training hours for attending workshops given at the Families Forever Fairs.
2016 Family Fairs
January 30, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Simpsonville First Baptist Church (3 Hedge St., Simpsonville)
February 20, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Felix C. Davis Community Center (4800 Park Circle, N. Charleston)
March 26, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lexington Municipal Conference Center (111 Maiden Lane, Lexington)
See the flyer.
Want to attend? Fill out the Registration Form.
Want to participate? Fill out the Educational Contributors Form.
Please feel free to contact our committee chairs:
Jacqueline Bond Anthony: (843) 284-9500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Anthony: (864) 582-2355, email@example.com
Jessica Means: (843) 654-4470, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, you may contact Kimberly Snipes, SC Bar Young Lawyers Division Liaison, at email@example.com or (803) 799-6653.
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