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Sept. 2, 2005

DSS to Explain Agency Adoption Process at Sept. 10 Meeting

MEXICO -- The Oswego County Department of Social Services will sponsor an informational meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the department's Spring Street office, Mexico for persons who are interested in adopting a child. All children available for adoption through Social Services have been in foster care for a period of time. The children are typically age eight and older and have special needs.

The department offers a five-week pre-certification training program, "Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting - Group Process Selection," for people who wish to become adoptive or foster parents. The training will be held Saturdays, Sept. 17 through Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Department of Social Services. Attendance at the informational meeting is required in order to enroll in the training. Single and two-parent families may apply to become foster or adoptive parents. Both parents in a two-parent household must attend the training.

For more information, contact Nancy Clark, phone 598-4642, extension 46, or Carol Vincent, phone 963-5534 or e-mail carolv@oswegocounty.com.

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