CHARLOTTESVILLE – Delegate David J. Toscano announced he agreed to serve on the statewide Steering Committee for the Commonwealth’s “Virginia Adopts: Campaign for 1,000”, an initiative to match 1,000 children currently in foster care with adoptive families.
“As a long time advocate for adoption and as an attorney who assists with the placement of children with good families, I am delighted to be a part of this effort,” said Toscano. “I was proud to work with then-First Lady Anne Holton on her initiative to decrease the number of children who were ‘aging out’ of foster care, and am encouraged that the Governor’s office has embraced a new effort to find permanent homes for Virginia’s foster children.”
Toscano joins co-chairs Mrs. Kay Coles James of Midlothian, former Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources and a former foster mom, and Mrs. Bobbie Kilberg of McLean, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, mother of five children and a member of the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors, along with Fr. Wayne Ball, Senator George Barker, the Reverend Jon Barton, Ms. Sophia Booker, Secretary Doug Domenech and Mrs. Jeanne Domenech, Senator Emmett Hanger and Mrs. Sharon Hanger, Mrs. Angie Landes, Dr. Allan Morris, Mrs. Karey Nobles, Supervisor Marty Nohe and Mrs. Kristina Nohe, Delegate Chris Peace, and Mr. Chuck Slemp on the committee.
Delegate Toscano will participate in a regional kick-off event with other members of the steering committee and local adoption advocates on Wednesday, July 31st at the Albemarle County Office Building on McIntire beginning at 6:00 p.m. The event will provide an opportunity to showcase the services and resources available to parents and families interested in adoption, and highlight some of the children from across the Commonwealth who are in need of their forever family. For more information on this events including registration, please visit: VA Adopts: Charlottesville Regional Kickoff.