Adoption Awareness Picnic





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Denton, Texas

Total Budget: $4,000

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Provide a venue and support operations to bring together foster children and potential foster/adoptive parents in a secure environment in Denton, Texas for the purpose of matching children with their forever homes.

The State of Texas has the largest number of foster children in the United States. Under normal operating conditions foster children are not permitted to interact with potential parents in an effort to see if a connection exists between the parents and children. This event will provide the Child Protective Services division a secure, private location and operational support to bring the children and the potential parents together in an attempt to initiate adoptions. Also, this project will, after funding and implementation, provide for the introduction of other Rotary clubs in District 5790 to work collectively on the project which will serve the Rotary Community by building fellowship and an Avenue for Service above Self. Further, the longevity potential of the project will be an additional benefit to the community, in that the foster care system continues to take in new children into their care as other children are adopted or age out of the foster care system without identifying families.

The intention is to work collaboratively with other Rotary clubs in Denton county as the event grows.

We will host a picnic for selected children and potential adoptive parents at a secured location, in accordance with the rules and regulations of Texas Department of Family and Protective Services: Child Protective Services Division. The Rotarians will solicit donations for a location, activities and all of the necessary aspects of the project. The Rotarians will prepare all of the food for the picnic and serve the food to the children and parents that are selected by Child Protective Services. Each Rotarian will complete a full background investigation application and provide it to Child Protective Services prior to the event. The Rotarians will assemble the gifts for the children and parents in attendance. The Rotarians will use community contacts to inform the community about the event and its intended benefit and provide them an opportunity to donate items for the potential parents and children. The Rotarians will be responsible for coordinating all of the activities under the direction of Child Protective Services.

Project Contact Person

District: 5790

Rotary Club of: Denton

Primary Contact: Ronald G. Aldridge

Email: noacman@aol.com

Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Denton (5790)









Project Supporting Documents

Club Goals 2020-21

Denton Rotary 990

Denton Rotary MOU


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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project signed by Dan Steele.


by Ronald G. Aldridge

System Entry: Project signed by Ronald G. Aldridge.


by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Dan Steele

System Entry: Project dropped by Dan Steele.

Reason for dropping: Child protective services cancelled the Adoption Awareness program for this year due to COVID.

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