The Los Angeles County Department of Children & Family Services and Indi.com are excited to let you know about our social media campaign to recruit adoptive families and highlight National Adoption Awareness Month, called “Share Your Adoption Story.”
The goal is to raise awareness and inspire others to adopt one of our 400 waiting children and sibling groups.
We are asking anyone whose life has been touched by adoption to upload a brief video (about 2 minutes) or photo to www.indi.com/adoptionstory. Families are asked to share submitted videos and photos on different social media sites. Families can use their smart phones or a video camera to record their video. Videos can be emotional, inspirational, and/or funny.
Submissions that create the most social media “Buzz” will win prizes. There will also be the “Judge’s Pick” winners. Families must submit their video by December 31, 2016. Prizes include tickets to an LA Rams game, an LA Kings game, Magic Mountain, The Aquarium of the Pacific and a Harlem Globetrotters game along with other prize packages. For a list of prizes, families can visit www.indi.com/adoptionstory.
We are inviting our media partners to join this meaningful project by asking their audience to share their stories or mention the challenge on the air or on their social media platforms.
“This is great opportunity for adoptive families to share their stories and encourage others to provide a stable and loving home for children in need.” Philip L. Browning, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
“Nothing brings a cause to life like the personal accounts of those who have lived it. By sharing their stories as part of this social media awareness campaign, adoptive families or other individuals touched by adoption truly have the power to change lives and inspire others to open their hearts to children in need.” Neel Grover, Founder and CEO, Indi.com
Link to DCFS Adoptions: http://lacdcfs.org/shareyourheartla/index.html
Viral Video Awareness Campaign Flyer: Share Your Adoption Story and inspire others to adopt
Link to an adoption video: https://indi.com/7x6dw
If you have any questions, please contact Angela Karimyan at (626) 229-3779 or karima@dcfs.LACounty.gov.