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File #: 20-1394    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/13/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/10/2020 Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing November 21, 2020 as National Adoption Day in the County of El Dorado, and express appreciation to Lilliput (a part of Wayfinder), Stanford Sierra Youth & 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 - 2020 National Adoption Day Proclamation, 11-10-2020, 2. Executed Proclamation
Related files: 15-1324, 18-1671, 21-1695

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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing November 21, 2020 as National Adoption Day in the County of El Dorado, and express appreciation to Lilliput (a part of Wayfinder), Stanford Sierra Youth & 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 (a part of Wayfinder), Stanford Sierra Youth & 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 of October 1, 2019 through September 31, 2020, forty-one (41) children in El Dorado County were successfully placed into permanent homes and families through the adoption process and thirty-four (34) children were successfully adopted.

 

ALTERNATIVES:

The Board could decline to approve the Proclamation recognizing November 21, 2020 as “National Adoption Day.”

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION:

1) 11-13-2018, File ID 18-1671, 11/13/18 HHSA - National Adoption Day Proclamation

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

3) 11-17-2015, File ID 15-1324, Version 1, National Adoption Day Proclamation.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION:

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

There is no net cost associated with this Agenda item.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Clerk of the Board to return one (1) fully signed Proclamation to HHSA Contracts Unit at 3057 Briw Road.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:

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

 

CONTACT

Don Semon, Health and Human Services Agency Director