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Students in the Social Work Practice II class at East Central University will present an adoption awareness forum from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10 [TUESDAY] in the Estep Multimedia Center on the first floor of the University Center.

The forum is open to the public and will present the process for adoption from finding a child to the final court approval. A panel that will be available to answer questions includes Associate District Judge Martha Kilgore; Dr. Jim Burke, chair of ECU's Human Resources Department; and representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the Chickasaw Nation who work with adoptions.

Students organizing and presenting the forum include Robin Robinson, Virginia Anderson and Erika Armstrong of Ada; Amy Allen of Coalgate; Angela Blanton of Seminole; Shelby Garvin of Wynnewood; Tabitha Miller and Dawna Williams of Ardmore; Georgia Ramsey of Konawa; Tamy Davenport of Durant; Rochelle Payne of Holdenville; and Heather Gilmore of Shawnee.

The forum is part of Adoption Awareness Month in November.

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