PROBATE JUDGE CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON ADOPTION

Foster Parents

By WVUA 23 Reporter Hannah Hammonds

The Alabama Foster and Adoptive Parent Association met with 67 probate judges from around the state, in hopes of Alabama adopting the Jockey Being Family program.

Jockey Being Family has been a leader in providing post-adoption support for nearly 13 years.

AFAPA Committee Chair Keith Lowehorne met with the judges on Wednesday to provide them with more information about the program.

Jockey Being Family gives children items such as a blanket, teddy bear and backpack with their new initials to help make them feel better.

The program also provides new parents with materials they need to get through stressful times.

“Jockey has put this forth and it’s not just about the children, it’s about the family,” said Russell County Probate Judge Alford Harden.

If you’re interested in adopting or fostering you can visit www.afapa.org for more information.

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