DynCorp International was a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Taste of Potomac, directly benefiting Adoptions Together, a non-profit organization whose goal is to build healthy lifelong family connections for every child and advocates for continuous improvement of systems that promote the well-being of children.
The Taste of Potomac was held September 8, 2012, in Potomac, Md., and the event raised more than $80,000 for Adoptions Together. Honorees included NBC Washington anchor, Barbara Harrison, and Freddie Mac Foundation director, Renette Oklewicz. Harrison and Oklewicz are both strong proponents of Wednesday’s Child, a program to find permanent, loving, adoptive families for children in foster care.
Adoptions Together’s vision is that “every child will have lifelong connections to a caring, nurturing family.” Adoptions Together advocates for all children and their right to reach their full potential in a lifelong and loving family environment.
Since 1990, Adoptions Together has placed more than 3,000 children. Each year, they assist more than 150 children in joining nurturing, stable families. Adoptions Together also provides prenatal support and counseling for pregnant women considering adoption services as well as interim care and placement for children in need.
Adoptions Together also supports children and families formed through adoption, guardianship, foster care, and kinship care with specialized services offered at locations in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Support services are available to every family for a lifetime of guidance, education, and counseling to ensure that each family stays strong together. With a holistic network of more than three dozen innovative services that build and strengthen families, Adoptions Together is one of the most diverse nonprofit social service agencies serving the Washington/Baltimore area. They also serve as a regional center of knowledge and activity on child welfare issues for a broad spectrum of educational, mental health, and other professionals as well as legislators, public officials, and the general population.