“Call Me Mom” Brunch Introduces Lesbian, Bisexual, and Heterosexual Women to Family Building Through Fostering and Adoption

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RaiseAChild.US’s Ticketless Event on May 3 at Andaz West Hollywood hotel Features Parent Panel and Opportunities to Meet Welcoming Agencies

Actual fost-adoptive families will share their stories of building the family of their dreams.

RaiseAChild.US is proud to offer our free services to the LGBT community, as well as all singles and couples regardless of sexual orientation.

“Call Me Mom,” a free brunch event hosted by RaiseAChild.US at the Andaz West Hollywood hotel on May 3, will provide information to all women interested in becoming parents through fostering and adoption. The presentation will feature a welcome from a Los Angeles Sheriff who is also an adoptive mom through the foster care system, a parent panel and Q&A, and an opportunity to meet participating partner agencies.

RaiseAChild.US is the only national nonprofit organization that encourages the LGBT community to build families through fostering and adoption to serve the needs of the 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system. Among the services offered by RaiseAChild.US, its unique Parent Advocate Program provides information and ongoing support via phone or email to prospective parents as they move through the process from orientation and training to matching and placement.

“We believe all children deserve a safe, loving, and permanent home,” says RaiseAChild.US founder and CEO Rich Valenza. “RaiseAChild.US is proud to offer our free services to the LGBT community, as well as all singles and couples regardless of sexual orientation.”

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families, there are 400,000 children in our nation’s foster care system. More than 104,000 of these children are available and waiting to be adopted. Families certified for either foster or adoptive placements are in short supply.

RaiseAChild.US campaigns welcome and support prospective LGBT parents while putting images of LGBT families into public spaces through PSAs, print media, and outdoor advertising. Since 2011, RaiseAChild.US has engaged more than 2,000 prospective parents nationally and become a leading organization for public education and advocacy on behalf of the 400,000 children awaiting foster and adoptive homes. For more information, visit http://www.RaiseAChild.US.

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