National Adoption Month Kicks Off in Palm Beach County

Media Advisory:
October 30, 2012

Erin Gillespie, Press Secretary, (850) 717-4450
Paige Patterson-Hughes, Southeast Region Communications Director, (954) 410-3931

National Adoption Month Kicks Off in Palm Beach County
17 children will be adopted into their forever family on Nov. 1

  • WHO: Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins; Florida's Chief Child Advocate Zack Gibson, Director of the Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection; Tanya Wilkins, Volunteer Advocate for Foster Care and Adoption; Circuit Court Judges; ChildNet; Guardian ad Litem.
  • WHAT: Palm Beach County kicks off our statewide National Adoption Month celebrations for November. Following a press conference, media is invited to attend adoption finalizations where 17 of our children will become part of their new forever families.
  • WHEN: Nov. 1, 2012, 1 p.m.
  • WHERE: Palm Beach County Courthouse
    205 North Dixie Highway
    West Palm Beach

FOR MORE INFORMATION: To see photos and videos of the children currently available for adoption in Florida, please go to To see adoption events in your area, go to