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Iowans For Adoption Fall 2017 Banquet


Christian Faith Center
64784 20th Ave. S.
Lake Houston, WA 348942 United States


September 28, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Thank you for supporting the first Iowans for Adoption Banquet!

Location: Glen Oaks Country Club
1401 Glen Oaks Dr
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Date: Thursday, September 28th
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The program will begin at 5:40 p.m. so please arrive no later than 5:30 p.m.

Program to include:

• Dinner
• Speakers including Erin Kiernan, WHO-TV 13 News Anchor, and Myron Linn, Deputy Director of Iowa Workforce Development
• Silent Auction
• Cash Bar

Iowans for Adoption is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Tax ID: 45-2045525

Proceeds from this event will be used for:
– Grants to Iowa families who are adopting children
– Creating additional adoption educational materials and curricula for statewide use

To date, we have successfully:
– Worked collaboratively with individuals, policymakers, and legislators across the state to enact more stringent laws to reduce adoption fraud in Iowa
– Paid for more than 100 registrations and shirts for youth who are in foster care to attend The Gingerbread Run/Walk for Adoption events
– Created and disseminated adoption educational materials to increase the number of children who are adopted from foster care and to educate the public about the adoption processes
– Raised awareness of adoption and foster care via presentations, radio, newspaper, and television news stories, social media, etc.
– We continue to work collaboratively with individuals, policymakers, researchers, scholars, and legislators to help improve the well-being of children and families in Iowa in regards to adoption, foster care, and parenting education

All Iowans for Adoption Board Members are volunteers who work to fulfill:
Our Mission- To promote adoption through education, research, and collaboration.
Our Vision- To serve as a networking and advocacy forum for those who value and support adoption and to support all members of the adoption triad. Promote adoption as a preventative measure for improving children’s and families’ overall well- being.

Tables of 10 for $450
Single ticket for $50