Is to decrease the over representation of African American children
in Georgias foster care system by recruiting, preparing
and supporting prospective adoptive parents who can appropriately
meet the needs of children who have been abused, abandoned and
Prior to ,
no specialized agency, focusing on the needs of African American
children existed in the southeast. In most communitites, there
tradition of developing , supporting, and maintaining efforts
to meet the community's needs.
is committed to building on that tradition as success will be
determined by community support and involvement.
was incorporated in Georgia as an adoption
agency in April 1992 and opened its doors to prospective families
in February 1993. The need for this program grew out of a concern
for the plight of African American children in today's child welfare
system. Since 1993,
has placed over 250 children with both single parents and couples.
provides adoption services to prospective parents
regardless of race, age, sex, marital status, physical disability,
sexual orientation or income.