Foster care, adoption awareness event set

Homeward Bound, a foster care/adoption awareness event coordinated by the Haywood County Department of Social Services and Western North Carolina foster care agencies, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

The event is designed to provide information on how to become a foster and/or adoptive parent and to share information on Haywood County children who need placement with a family.

DSS currently has 96 children in foster care. Jones estimates that 40 percent of the children placed in foster care each year are placed in homes outside of Haywood County. The event will allow interested persons to learn more about how the process works and to talk to families who have fostered.

Homeward Bound will take place in the Long’s Chapel Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 175 Old Clyde Highway in Clyde. Admission and parking is free.

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