Media Advisory: National Adoption Month "Calling Out of Names"


Department of Health and Human Services
Sherri Z. Heller

11/18/2015 10:00 PM

Media Contact:

Laura McCasland    (916) 875-2008


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On November 19, 2015, a four-hour vigil will be held on the California State Capitol steps recognizing the 39,000 California children currently in foster care awaiting permanent families. Adoptive parents, child advocates, community and business leaders will continually read the name and age of every child in California currently waiting for a family. 

Adoptive parents, child advocates, community and business leaders. Please see attached document for full list of speakers.

A continuous reading of the names and ages of all children currently in California foster care awaiting a permanent family. Families of the Year award ceremony, each sponsoring agency will honor a family who successfully adopted in the last year.

November 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Families of the Year Award Ceremony, 2:30 p.m.

California State Capitol – North Steps

VISUALS: A successful adoptive family will be available for media interviews between 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please call Laura McCasland (916) 420-0600 to make arrangements to interview the family. 


  • Sacramento County
  • EMQ Families First
  • Lilliput Children's Services
  • Sierra Forever Families
  • Koinonia Family Services
  • Better Life Children Services
  • Stanford Youth Solutions
  • California Alliance of Child and Family Services
  • Families NOW