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 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.

2019 Family Fairs

Charleston
February 9, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Coleman Executive Center (222 West Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant)

Columbia
March 23, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Tri-City Leisure Center (485 Brooks Ave., W. Columbia)

Greenville
January 26, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church (3 Hedge St., Simpsonville)

Click here for a flyer about Families Forever.
Contact

Committee Chairs

Jacqueline Bond Anthony
(843) 284-9500
janthony@anthonyandmoore.com

Grady Anthony
(864) 312-4191
ganthony@etblawfirm.com

Mary Lee Briggs
(843) 277-9785
marylee@briggsandinglese.com