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Deadline today to adopt families

December 3, 2010

SDN Staff Reports

Today is scheduled to be the final day for families in Starkville’s 2010 Adopt-A-Family Program to be adopted, and 22 families still remain to be selected, coordinators say.
Seventy-five families have already adopted for the Christmas season by individuals, churches, civic groups, school groups and other families; however, no families were adopted on Thursday.
Individuals and organizations wishing to adopt a family may do so at the United Way offices at 1016 S. Louisville St. today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“We really would like to get all the families adopted by today’s deadline,” said Shay McDonnell, who is helping to coordinate the program. “This program means so much to help those in need have a merry Christmas.”
The Adopt-A-Family Program is being coordinated by Helping Hands Ministries of Oktibbeha County under the guidance of the United Way of North Central Mississippi and assistance of the Starkville Junior Auxiliary and the Starkville Daily News.
The families in this year’s program have had their needs certified and referred to the Adopt-a-Family by professional counselors, social workers and other professionals working for the Mississippi Department of Education or the Mississippi Health Department. No additional families are being accepted for this year’s program.
The updated family listings will be published regularly as adoptions take place or until the deadline passes.
The Junior Auxiliary is providing toys to those individuals and families (not groups or churches) adopting families with children ages 8 and under. Printed instructions for obtaining the toys will be given along with the referral form.
The Friends of the Starkville Public Library is also encouraging those making adoptions to consider giving books as gifts.
A wide selection of used books for children and other age groups are available for this purpose at the public library, which is located on University Drive at South Montgomery Street.
Families still up for adoption are as follows:
• 6. Adult female; adult male; girl age 13
• 8. Adult female; 1 boy age 12; 2 girls ages 14, 5
• 33. Adult female; 2 boys ages 17, 12
• 38. Adult female; 1 boy age 12; 2 girls ages 9, 3, newborn
• 42. Adult female; 2 boys ages 6, 5; 1 girl age 9
• 43. Adult female; 1 boy age 14; 1 girl age 12
• 44. Adult female; 1 boy age 12; 3 girls ages 13, 10, 8
• 47. Adult female; adult male; 2 boys ages 17, 14
• 51. 2 adult females; 1 boy age 7; 2 girls ages 12, 4
• 58. Adult female; 1 girl age 10; 2 boys ages 19, 13
• 68. Adult female; 2 boys ages 9, 2; 1 girl age 5
• 73 Adult female; 1 boy age 3; 2 girls ages 15 and newborn
• 74. Adult female; 1 boy age 13
• 77. Adult female; 2 girls ages 8, 4
• 78. Adult female; 1 boy age 10; 1 girl age 4
• 80. 3 adult females; 1 adult male; 1 girl age 11
• 83. Adult female; 1 boy age 12; 2 girls ages 16, 10
• 85. Adult female; 2 girls ages 12, 9
• 87. Adult female; 2 boys ages 5, 1
• 90. Adult female; 1 girl age 8; 2 boys ages 6, 7 months
• 93. 2 adult females; 1 boy age 8; 1 girls ages 7, 6 months
• 94. Adult female; adult male; 2 boys ages 14, 13; 1 girl age 16
• 97. Adult female; 1 boy age 16; 2 girls ages 12, 9 months

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