Friday, November 30, 2012

Christmas Breakfast & Auction

Join us for the 10th Annual Larry Blankensopp Memorial Christmas Breakfast & Auction!

Friday, December 7 
Hueytown Community Center
2500 Brooklane Drive, Hueytown, 35023

Breakfast: 8am ($10) Auction: 9am-10am

Proceeds benefit Children’s Aid Society, Just Keep Smiling Foundation & Lakeview School.  

Need more information? Nancy Blankensopp 205.428.7575 or


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Adoption Support Holiday Event

YOU’RE INVITED! Please join us our annual Birthparent & Adult Adoptee Support Group Holiday Gathering on Saturday, December 8.

Gayle Watts, CAS Executive Director, and adult adoptee will talk about her search for her birth mother. In addition, Diane Daffron, Director of Program Operations, will share her experiences while working in the adoption program in Children's Aid Society's early years.

There will be lots of food and fun! Please RSVP to Audrey Derevenko at (205) 943-5343 or

Thursday, November 1, 2012

National Adoption Month 2012

Every November is National Adoption Month. Every year has its own theme, decided upon by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, and it's funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This year's theme is "National Adoption Month--Virtually: Adoption in the Digital Age." While efforts each November always focus around educating, informing, and recruiting the public for foster care and for permanent adoptive homes, this is the first year that the focus has been on a new, modern method of connecting with communities across the country.

This short video explains how the 2012 National Adoption Month initiative helps connect agencies with resources they need to recruit and retain families, provide families with information to help them start the adoption process, and link youth to resources on staying connected with the important people in their lives.

Visit the National Adoption Month 2012 website for more information on how to get involved as a professional, a parent, or a youth.

Follow CAS on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to our blog to get updates throughout this month of celebration!

If you have specific questions about foster care or private adoption, please contact us at 205-251-7148 or