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Aug. 18, 2014

Training Classes for Future Foster and Adoptive Parents Begin Sept. 11

MEXICO -Adults who are interested in applying to become foster or adoptive parents through the Department of Social Services are encouraged to attend an informational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9,from 6 to 8 p.m. at the DSS office, 100 Spring St., Mexico. The Sept. 9 class is a prerequisite for the "Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting - Group Preparation Selection" training class which will be offered Thursday evenings, Sept. 11 through Nov. 20 at DSS.

The training is designed to help people decide if they are ready to become foster or adoptive parents.Classes will be held for English and Spanish speaking persons. El Condado de Oswego necesita padres de crianzahispanos !Single- and two-parent families are eligible to apply. Both parents in a two-parent household must attend the training classes.

Families are especially needed for sibling groups and teenagers who have specific supervision needs, in addition to other children that may need fostering. All children available for adoption through Social Services have been in foster care for a period of time.

To enroll, contact Patricia Pennock, 963-5382 or e-mail topatricia.pennock@dfa.state.ny.us or Lois J. O'Connor, 963-5018 or e-mail to lois.oconnor@dfa.state.ny.us.

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