Dale County recognizes National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month and Dale County promoted the importance of giving children permanent, safe and loving families through adoption with a proclamation signing Nov. 14 at the Dale County Courthouse in Ozark. There are some 6,893 children in foster care in the state of Alabama and 731 of those children were adopted last year. Of the 299 children awaiting final adoptions in Alabama, two foster parent adoptions were finalized in Dale County in 2019. “I’ve signed a lot of proclamation but this one today is extra special to me,” said Dale County Commission Chairman Mark Blankenship who signed the proclamation with his adopted two-year-old grandson, Noah Davis, on his knee. From left, are Dale County Department of Human Resources Resource Coordinator/Quality Assurance Coordinator Katie Terrell Cluck, Blankenship, Davis and Dale County Probate Judge Sharon A. Michalic

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