June 17, 2010

National Adoption Month Twitter Party with Nia Vardalos!

Please join us for a very special Twitter event with actress, screenwriter, and motion picture director Nia Vardalos! She is also an adoptive mother.
On Wednesday, June 23rd at 1 pm Eastern (10 am Pacific time) we will welcome adoptive mom Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) as she joins us for our next #AdoptUsKids Twitter chat about the importance of foster care and fostering to adopt.

Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated writer and actress, Nia Vardalos, of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and her husband Ian adopted a little girl from the United States foster care system in 2008. When Nia began the fostering process, she did not know if she would be able to adopt her foster daughter. But when she moved forward with the adoption, she was surprised to find that the process was not as difficult as she anticipated - now she's here to help others learn about the fostering/fostering to adopt process!

Not only will Nia be sharing her experiences and answering questions, but experts from AdoptUsKids will also be available to answer your questions about foster care and adoption. AdoptUsKids works to increase public awareness about the urgent need for foster and adoptive families for children in foster care. They also support States, Territories and Tribes in their efforts to recruit and retain foster and adoptive families and connect them with children in foster care. AdoptUsKids is a project of the Children's Bureau of the Administration of Children and Families, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services.

To learn more about adoption from foster care and how you can help spread the word about children in care waiting for forever families, please visit www.AdoptUsKids.org. To find children in your area, visit AdoptUsKids Child Search .

Again, please join us Wednesday, June 23rd from 1-2pm Eastern (10-11 am Pacific time)on Twitter. To participate, please follow @AdoptUsKids, @ResourcefulMom, and @NiaVardalos, and use the hashtag #AdoptUsKids. Facebook users may also wish to become a fan of AdoptUsKids at http://www.facebook.com/AdoptUsKids.

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