EL PASO - There are thousands of children in state care, including here in El Paso.
It's National Adoption Awareness Month, and the State of Texas is asking you, "Why not adopt an older child?"
In El Paso, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services will hold key events to try and get several children adopted. There is more information on the events below.
Nov. 16 - CARE Coalition Adoption Conference & Professional Seminar
Region 19 Education Services Center, 11670 Chito Samaniego
8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Foster/Adoptive Professional Seminar
5:00pm - 6:30 p.m. Foster/Adoptive Recruitment information
Contact: Ruth Fierro 546-2147 ext. 4584, firstname.lastname@example.org 
Nov. 19 - National Adoption Day Celebration
Commissioners Court, 500 E. San Antonio, 11th floor
10:00 am - 12 noon
Local adoptions will be consummated.
Contact: Judge Yahara Lisa Gutierrrez (915) 546-2102