Covenant Care Adoption Services hopes to raise awareness of the organization’s mission and recruit volunteers at a meeting this week.
The agency’s Augusta Advisory Board will hold the informational meeting and serve desserts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Berea Baptist Church in Evans.
“We are looking for members and people who have a ministry for adoption,” said Advisory Board Chairman Jody Camak.
Headquartered in Macon, Covenant Care Adoption Services is a Christian, licensed private adoption organization. Until the Augusta Advisory Board’s formation in 2010, the closest case worker to Augusta was in Macon.
“We wanted a caseworker in Augusta,” Camak said. “Our goal was to raise money for a caseworker.”
In 2011, a caseworker was hired for the Augusta area.
To keep the position the advisory board holds fundraisers, including its annual golf tournament to be held in April. In the fall, the organization also held a “ladies’ night” fundraiser.
The Augusta Advisory Board does not handle the adoption process or place children into homes; however, it can help refer people interested in adoption to the right resources.
Camak said he expects the meeting to last about an hour. It will include testimonies of people who have used Covenant’s services, as well as information on how to get involved in the ministry’s work.
Covenant Care Adoption Services was incorporated in 1989 and has placed more than 550 children into adoptive homes and worked with nearly 6,000 women.
A caseworker can be a support for a pregnant woman to help her find resources such as a doctor, housing and insurance, according to Covenant’s Web site, www.covenantcareadoptions.com.
Those interested in attending the informational meeting can email Camak at email@example.com.