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County DHR hosts adoption event

The Chambers County Department of Human Resources hosted an adoption celebration on Friday at The Oaks. Pictured at the event, from left, are Probate Judge Cary Baldwin, State DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner, Chambers County DHR Director Julia Ann Hyde, Angelia Robinson with Lanceton, Richard, Hailey and Hunter Robinson; Lisa and Tod Miles with Everleigh Diane Coker-Miles, Abigail Miles, Jason Allen Miles, and Kaitlyn Miles; Bernadette Pruitt-Williams with Derek Pruitt and Isaiah Williams; Pam and John Spradlin with Sidney and Shelby Spradlin; Kayla and David Garner with Ella Grace and Payton; Kim Barrett with Anna Lou, Dawson Bruce and Blake Allen Barrett; District Judge Calvin Milford and Attorney Greg Ward. Not present for the event were Heath Parker with Jeremy and Dakota; Nan and Larry Price with Madeline Kate Price; Jason and Rhonda Smith with Jesiah, Jody and John Kirkley and Rowdy Mac.

The Chambers County Department of Human Resources hosted a very special adoption celebration on Friday afternoon at The Oaks here in LaFayette. Approximately 80 foster and adoptive parents as well as children were on hand along with several state and local officials for the celebration. Twenty of the children on hand are either adopted or in the process of being adopted by foster parents who have generously donated their time and attention to love an care for them.

Friday was a chance to celebrate these families and recognize their actions. The Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Human Resources, Nancy Buckner, was the guest speaker for the occasion and she spoke about the need for permanency for children in foster care who cannot return to their birth parents. Buckner thanked the foster and adoptive parents for opening their homes and their hearts and for their unselfish dedication to meeting the needs of these children as well as others who are in their homes. District Judge Calvin Milford and Probate Judge Cary Baldwin thanked the Chambers County and state DHR for their work with these children and their families and expressed their appreciation to the foster and adoptive parents.

If you are interested in being a foster and/or an adoptive parent(s), contact the Chambers County Department of Human Resources @334-864-4000 or for long distance calls dial 1-877-756-9640.