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October 20, 2014

DSS Hosts Nov. 4 Orientation Meeting for Future Foster and Adoptive Parents

MEXICO - The Oswego County Department of Social Services will sponsor an informational meeting from 9 to 11 a.m.Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Department of Social Services, 100 Spring St., Mexico,for peoplewho are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. OswegoCountyalso needs Hispanic foster parents.El Condado de Oswegonecesita padres de crianzahispanos!

The Department of Social Services is looking for people who would like to become foster parents, particularly for children ages 8 and overwho may have special needs for supervision.All children available for adoption through DSS have been in foster care for a period of time. The children are typically ages10 and older and have special needs.

Attendance at the informational meeting is required in order to enroll in the 10-weekpreparation program. Single and two-parent families may apply to foster or adopt. Both parents in a two-parent household must attend the training.

For more information contact Lois O'Connor, phone 963-5018 or Patricia Pennock, phone 963-5382or e-mail patricia.pennock@dfa.state.ny.us

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