CULLMAN — On Thursday, November 5, 2015, Cullman Mayor Max A. Townson officially proclaimed the month of November 2015 “Adoption Month” in the City of Cullman.
Hundreds of children in Alabama — many of them in Cullman — are currently in foster care awaiting loving and caring homes. Many find themselves in the foster care system because of parental neglect or abuse, and most have never known what it’s like to have a stable and supportive family. These children come from a variety of backgrounds and have varying needs — but all of them need forever families to provide the love and guidance they need to realize their full potential.
Adoption is the legal and social process by which a child born to one set of parents becomes the child of another parent or parents. The decision to adopt is a very important and life-changing decision. The Alabama Department of Human Resources, which has the responsibility of securing adoptive homes for children in foster care who become available for adoption through termination of parental rights, helps make the adoption process as smooth and efficient as possible.
“The City of Cullman appreciates the staff of the Cullman DHR who are dedicated to finding good families for children in our community,” said Mayor Townson. “I urge all of our citizens to take this opportunity to show support for those individuals who adopt children and for those organizations like the DHR that assist with the adoption process.”
On hand to accept the proclamation on behalf of the Cullman County Department of Human Resources were P.J. Bicknell (Foster Care Supervisor), Ashley Campbell (Adoption Social Worker), Amanda Buchanan (Program Supervisor), Callie Smith (Foster Care Resources), Christy Webb (Adoption Social Worker), and Michael Key (Foster Care Supervisor).