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Wednesday's Child of Georgia is a partnership of WAGA Fox-5 TV Atlanta and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Caregiver Recruitment and Retention Unit.  An award-winning program with a proven track record of success, it is a national campaign to increase the number of adoptions of children in foster care.

The program started in Washington D.C. in 1992 and has expanded to five additional major cities including Atlanta. Each Wednesday, a child who is waiting to be adopted is profiled on the local evening news. During the Wednesday’s Child segment, viewers learn about a particular child’s hopes, dreams and needs. Wednesday’s Child puts a face on foster care and adoption that is hard to ignore and makes the children’s plight real. Through this program, many children have found loving, permanent homes. The youth featured on Wednesday’s Child are those in the most urgent need of a family. 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.

It's My Turn Now Georgia (IMTNGA) publicizes the need for permanent homes for children from the Georgia foster care system in hopes of bringing together caring parents and waiting children to make forever families. A photo listing of these children can be viewed under the Meet the Children tab at http://itsmyturnnow.dhs.ga.gov

AdoptUSKids
is a photo listing tool for connecting foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States. Registration and participation on the site is FREE for home studied families, foster care and adoption professionals. Featured children can be viewed at www.adoptuskids.org.

Posters of waiting children, special displays, church bulletin inserts and flyers are also used. The Wednesday's Child coordinator responds to inquiries and assist in guiding prospective adoptive parents through the adoption process.

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Home for THE Holidays

Every year, Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and Fox 5 focus on helping waiting children find a forever home. Our Wednesday's Child Home for the Holidays special introduces you to some of the many foster children who were featured on FOX 5 throughout the year.

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