Sunday, November 20, 2005
On Saturday 79 families finalized adoption of 103 children as New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services celebrated the sixth National Adoption Day. Child advocates are trying to draw attention to the many children in foster care needing a permanent home. In the Garden State, that figure is about 2,000, said James Davy, commissioner of the Department of Human Services, which oversees DYFS. While most of those children are in foster homes with the adoption processes under way, about 350 have no current prospects of growing up in a family. Source. Bonnie Pfister, AP writer, Newsday.com. For more information, please click here (last visited November 20, 2005, reo).