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U.S. Attorney Will Thompson to Help Mark National Adoption Month

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
Event Will Also Highlight Book and Toy Drive for At-Risk Youth

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Will Thompson will join Mission West Virginia and other officials to help celebrate National Adoption Month on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Bible Center Church.

Thompson will speak along with a youth who has experienced adoption firsthand, parents in the foster care system and Dr. Cynthia Persily, Incoming Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Human Services. The press conference will also feature a proclamation from Gov. Jim Justice declaring November 2023 as Adoption Awareness Month.

Thompson will also present stuffed toys and books collected by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for distribution by child case workers, child advocacy centers, law enforcement, partners with West Virginia’s Handle With Care program and others on the front lines who interact with children exposed to trauma, violence and abuse.

 A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia.

WHAT: National Adoption Month Press Conference and Toy-Book Drive Event

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Bible Center Church, 1100 Bible Center Drive, Charleston







Updated November 15, 2023

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