TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) is partnering with Heartland Park Topeka to promote the importance of adoption. This Saturday May 14th, HPT will host "Family Fun Night" with a special focus on adoption at its BriggsAuto.com Super Saturday Showdown dirt series event.
SRS partners: DCCCA, Inc., Kansas Children’s Service League, KVC Behavioral HealthCare Inc., St. Francis Community Services, TFI Family Services and Youthville will be on hand to provide information, answer questions and talk to people interested in learning more about the benefits of adoption.
“Every child deserves a loving family and a home to call their own,” said SRS Secretary Rob Siedlecki. “We have hundreds of Kansas children waiting for their forever families, and we hope through events like this, we can find more families willing to open their homes to these incredible children.”
There are over 800 children in state care currently awaiting adoption. Every year, hundreds of Kansas families open their hearts and their homes to children awaiting adoption. All it takes to be a successful adoptive parent is the ability to care for and support a child; most adoptive parents will tell you that they are the ones who truly benefit from adoption.
“We are so pleased to be able to help support such a worthy cause,” said Heartland Park Owner Raymond Irwin. “We hope many families will come out Saturday to have some fun and to learn more about adoption.”
Gates open at 5:30pm for the Super Saturday Showdown at Heartland Park, 7530 SW Topeka Boulevard. Children ages 12 and under are free, and adult tickets are $10. For more information about this and other events at Heartland Park Topeka or to order tickets in advance, visit HPT.com.