Lt. Governor Brown Public Service Announcement Airs on Prince George's Community Television

Brown raises awareness of foster care and adoption


ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 7, 2009) – Lt. Governor Anthony Brown appears in a public service announcement (PSA) on behalf of the Prince George’s County Department of Social Service that begins airing today on Prince George’s Community Television (CTV). The PSA aims to recruit foster and adoptive parents. CTV can be found at channel 76 on Comcast and channel 42 on Verizon FIOS. The PSA will air regularly through the month of March.

“Foster care and adoption are worthy issues that deserve great attention from not only our administration, but from the citizens of Maryland as well,” Lt. Governor Brown said. “As a proud adoptive parent, I hope more families will join the movement in providing loving homes for children and experience the joy and fulfillment that comes with adopting and fostering.”

The PSA directs prospective foster and adoptive parents on how to navigate the process of becoming a foster parent or adopting a child. The announcement supports Maryland’s foster parent recruitment campaign “1,000 by 10,” which hopes to generate 1,000 foster parents by the year 2010. Currently in Maryland, there are approximately 10,000 children who need to be placed in homes.

For information on becoming a foster or adoptive parent, viewers are urged to call the Prince George’s Department of Social Service at 301-909-2273.



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