Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, in partnership with Department of Health and Human Services, the Muskie School of Public Service and other friends of youth and families will take part in an opportunity to share ideas and strategies for achieving permanency for youth in foster care.

The Community Conversation will take place Tuesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 11 White St. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch and beverages and dessert will be provided.

The Community Conversation will bring together a panel of youth and foster, adoptive or kinship parents. The goal is to increase awareness and ultimately to make a positive commitment to seek permanency for Maine's youth who are in or have been in foster care. Stories will be shared about what has worked and what has not. A skilled facilitator will lead the panel. Following the panel presentation, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a discussion and explore permanency options for Maine's youth.

Resource families are encouraged to attend.

Please call Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine at 827-2331 or email to RSVP for the event. Feel free to bring a friend.