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America One Place Becomes Ground Zero For Adoption Awareness

For children who are awaiting adoption, finding loving parents is a priority. For parents who feel the need to adopt, finding a child to adopt is a priority. In an effort to bring awareness to the children who are currently in Louisiana’s foster care system, One American Place in Baton Rouge recently turned to an event featuring Gov. Jindal’s wife, Supriya, and Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson.

Both of the women, along with two of the Robertson children, Sadie and John Luke, rappelled down the 24-story building. The event was a personal one for Robertson because she and her husband Willie, the famed bearded chief executive officer of Duck Commander in Monroe, have two adopted children. This was the second year for this event. In last year’s festivities, Les Miles, the Louisiana State University football coach, was the one who rappelled down the more than 300-foot drop from the top of One America Place.

Currently, there are more than 300 children in the Louisiana foster care system who are ready to move into a forever home. “Over the Edge for Adoption” is hoping to bring awareness to those children so they can find the families who will love them.

While this event is a great one for adoption awareness, it only works if some of these children get adopted. Anyone who is interested in adopting a child should learn as much as he or she can about the process. Knowing what the process entails, learning about your responsibilities and being aware of your rights throughout the adoption process might make the adoption journey a little less stressful.

Source: The Washington Times, “Louisiana’s first lady, ‘Duck Dynasty’ star rappel down 24-story building” Jessica Chasmar, May. 11, 2014

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