Pitt Co. DSS hosts candlelight vigil in honor of adoption


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – It’s National Adoption Month and Pitt County is working to spread the word about local kids looking for homes.

Right now, dozens of kids are in the care of Pitt County DSS’s foster system.

While the number of cases change regularly as kids are often placed back with families after a few days, weeks or months.

Sometimes though, kids are released from foster care and are up for adoption.

This month, Pitt County is focusing on finding homes for those kids in need, especially the ones ages 9 and older.

It’s also hoping to find more people, like Temika Hyman, who want to foster.

“You can make a difference,” said Hyman. “Even if it’s just baby steps, because you start with one person, that person goes to a small group. Then, it goes to the community and then it can be the world.”

Pitt Co. DSS is hosting a candlelight vigil Thursday night in honor of adoption and in support of finding every child a forever family.

It’s happening at 6:00pm at the Eugene James Auditorium in the County Office Building on West Fifth Street.

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