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File #: 18-1671    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/19/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action: 11/13/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt a Proclamation recognizing November 17, 2018 as National Adoption Day in the County of El Dorado, and express appreciation to Lilliput Children's Services, Sierra Forever Families, Sierra Child and Family Services, and the citizens of El Dorado County who have provided permanent families for children through adoption. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - 2018 National Adoption Day Proclamation, 11-13-2018, 2. Executed National Adoption Day Proclamation
Related files: 15-1324, 20-1394, 21-1695

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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt a Proclamation recognizing November 17, 2018 as National Adoption Day in the County of El Dorado, and express appreciation to Lilliput Children's Services, Sierra Forever Families, Sierra Child and Family Services, and the citizens of El Dorado County who have provided permanent families for children through adoption.

 

FUNDING:   N/A

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:

Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) oversees the local Foster Care and Adoption programs and helps place children into foster homes.  Through collaboration with Lilliput Children’s Services, Sierra Forever Families, Sierra Child and Family Services, and other private, non-profit adoption organizations, HHSA arranges for the permanent adoption of foster children.

 

During the period October 1, 2017 through September 1, 2018, forty-one (41) children in El Dorado County were successfully placed into permanent homes and families through the adoption process and thirty-nine (39) children were successfully adopted.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

The Board of Supervisors may choose not to adopt this Proclamation.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION:

1) 11-15-2016, File ID 15-1324, Version 2, National Adoption Day Proclamation, 2016

2) 11-17-2015, File ID 15-1324, Version 1, National Adoption Day Proclamation.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

N/A

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

1) Clerk of the Board to obtain signature of Chair on one (1) original Proclamation.

2) Clerk of the Board to return the originally signed Proclamation to HHSA Contracts Unit at 3057 Briw Road, Suite B.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:

County Strategic Plan:  Protect against adverse outcomes among children and youth, adults and seniors.

 

CONTACT

Patricia Charles-Heathers, Ph.D., M.P.A., Director