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World Adoption Day

November 16, 2016

Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. MASON CITY, Iowa – Drawing on your hand is encouraged on World Adoption Day as families and those adopted draw a smiley face to raise awareness. “We have such a negative stigma with adoption that someone has failed or that there is a great need. I think sometimes there just needs to be a shift with who’s parenting the best for that child at that moment,” Carol Dettmer said. Carol and her husband Tim started off as foster parents. According to a new report, right now there’s an urgent need for foster parents in Iowa. Last year more than 2,500 kids ended up in the foster care system in the state and there are currently...

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