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Volunteers of America Hosts Carousel Party For National Adoption Month | Annual event celebrates families brought together through local adoptive services program


WHAT:  In celebration of National Adoption Month, Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans hosts its joyous annual Carousel Party for families created through adoption.   Families brought together through Volunteers of America’s Adoption Program are invited to enjoy carousel and train rides in New Orleans City Park in celebration of their unique families. 

WHEN:   Saturday, November 21, 2015
              9 – 11 AM

WHERE:  New Orleans City Park Carousel Gardens
              1 Palm Drive
              New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

WHY:  In honor of National Adoption Month, Volunteers of America is celebrating the families brought together through adoption and encouraging families to open their homes and their hearts to newborns in need of adoptive parents. As a licensed adoption agency for more than 70 years, Volunteers of America has successfully united thousands of forever families over the decades.

Volunteers of America is also a respected pioneer of open adoption, in which the biological and adoptive families may agree to varying degrees of interaction during and after the adoption process.

HOW:  The event is free and open to all forever families created through Volunteers of America’s Adoption Program. For more information about the event or Volunteers of   America’s Adoption Program, please call 
504-835-3005, or visit 

Interviews with adoptive families can be arranged on site upon advance request. If you plan to send a reporter or camera to this event, please contact Donna Betzer at 504-722-9575 or

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men returning from prison, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart-and ultimately the spirit-of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.