Adoption

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) and Fox 5 Atlanta partner to sponsor Wednesday’s Child, an award-winning program and a national campaign with a proven track record of success aimed at increasing the number of adoptions of children in foster care.  Featured children are usually past the age of eight (8), sibling groups, and or children with special needs who have been in the foster care system for some time, and would love to be adopted into a forever family.  

Meet the Children

Georgia’s Adoption Photolisting website, It’s My Turn Now Georgia, features children who are looking for caring forever families to help make their dreams come true. To learn more about children who are available for adoption in the State of Georgia, click here.


To speak with someone about becoming a foster or adoptive parent
Contact the foster care and adoption recruitment intake line at 1-877-210-KIDS (5437) 
or
Click here to complete Foster Georgia’s Inquiry Form

Wednesday's Child

Wednesday’s Child Georgia

Wednesday's Child (WC) is Georgia's partnership with WAGA Fox 5 TV - Atlanta and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Permanency Unit.  An award-winning program with a proven track record of success, is a national campaign to increase the number of adoptions of children in foster care. The children featured on Wednesday’s Child are those in the most urgent need of a home. Many of these children are over the age of eight and have been in the foster care system for some time and desperately need a permanent place to call home.

Weekly Feature: Marquez & Roderick

Marquez & Roderick

Marquez, born in 2009, and Roderick, born in 2010, are African American brothers who get along well with other kids and enjoy playing ‘Monopoly’ and sports like basketball and baseball. Marquez is a respectful young man who wants to be loved. Everything makes him happy, especially eating ice cream! Marquez also enjoys watching ‘Superman’ movies and ‘Big City Greens’, listening to rap music, relaxing, and watching basketball games, especially when the Golden State Warriors are playing. At school, where his favorite subject is PE, Marquez enjoys spending time with his friends. He looks forward to getting a job when he is older. Roderick is a happy-go-lucky child who loves to smile! Things that make him smile are watching favorite shows like ‘The Lion Guard’ and ‘Puppy Dog Pals’, listening to church music, and playing or watching football (the Bulldogs are his favorite team). At school, where he is well-behaved and earns good grades, Roderick is always happy to see his teachers! He also enjoys reading, going to lunch and playing outside with his friends. Roderick looks forward to going to college when he is older. Marquez and Roderick need a loving adoptive family who will provide them with the attention, support, encouragement, structure and nurturing environment they need to continue to thrive and reach their goals. Their family will also need to support their desire to maintain their relationships with their siblings who have been planned for separately.

Learn more about Marquez & Roderick by visiting the Wednesday's Child website.

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