Pleasant Hill, California (EastBayDaily) — Adoption agency Independent Adoption Center (IAC) teams up with Mixed Roots Foundation and the Atlanta Braves to present Adoptee Day, a special day for all who have been touched by adoption, during the Braves-Nationals game on September 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm at Turner Field. The goal of this special event is to raise awareness about the adoption experience and show support for the adoption community.
“This event is important, because often the adoption process seems to be all about the initial process of adopting a child,” said Michelle Keyes, LMSW, IAC Georgia branch director. “There are not many services or events for families created through adoption. We want to celebrate and unite anyone touched by adoption, and bring awareness about adoption and our services to the Atlanta community.”
IAC will have an information booth set up in Monument Grove prior to the game where fans can share their stories and receive free give-a-ways. Other local adoption agencies will also be present and agency interviews will be playing on the field before the game, as well.
Adoptee Day is centered on crowd participation. IAC and Mixed Roots Foundation encourages everyone attending the game to help spread awareness, and volunteers will be handing out freebies like rally towels so people can do just that.
For more information about Adoptee Day, visit http://www.mixedrootsfoundation.org, or contact the IAC adoption agency at (855) 210-6205 and http://www.adoptionhelp.org. To purchase tickets, visit Braves.com.
About Independent Adoption Center Independent Adoption Center (IAC) is an open adoption agency that provides open adoption placement and counseling to birth and adoptive families to ensure that every child grows up feeling loved and supported. Since opening in 1982, the IAC has successfully placed over 4,000 newborns with families in the United States. IAC is the largest open adoption agency in the country, facilitating adoptions in 49 states, and fully licensed in California, Indiana, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and New York.
About Mixed Roots Foundation The Mixed Roots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (tax exempt public charity) and is the first and only national / global multicultural adoptee led community foundation (all board members are adopted) that cross-sects the international, domestic, and foster care adoption experience. Mixed Roots Foundation’s primary role is to bring people and organizations together to make a difference and leave a legacy for the adoptee community and their families by guiding philanthropy to where it makes the most impact within the adoptee community.