Press Release

For Immediate Release
January 13, 2015

Media Contact:
Whitney Moreau
Account Executive, Nancy Marshall Communications

Sharon Abrams
Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers

Maine Children's Home Annual Celebration
to Recognize 40 Years of
Teen Parent School Program Successes

WATERVILLE, Maine—On Thurs., Jan. 22, The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers will host their Annual Celebration at the Waterville Elks Lodge at 6 p.m., and will focus on the 40th anniversary of the agency's Teen Parent School Program.

The dinner held each January includes an awards ceremony honoring employees, volunteers, and community members for their contributions and dedication to the agency, an introduction of new board members, and a silent auction.

This year, a panel of former Teen Parent School Program students and graduates representing the four decades since the program's inception will share their stories with attendees. Special guests who have been major supporters of the program will be recognized, including Waterville Superintendent Eric Haley, and past Maine Children's Home Executive Director Sanford Adams.

"This year's Annual Celebration is particularly special as we commemorate 40 years of the Teen Parent School Program, listen to a panel of past students willing to share their powerful experiences, and recognize people who have been pivotal in this program's success," said Maine Children's Home Executive Director Sharon Abrams.

To reserve a ticket, $30 each, call the development office of The Maine Children's Home at 207-872-0261. The Waterville Elks Lodge is located at 76 Industrial Street, Waterville.


About The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers: The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers features a full Hague-accredited adoption program that provides assistance to families hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. The Maine Children's Home, founded in 1899, gives children and Maine families hope for the future and a chance at a better life. In addition to the adoption program, the agency offers outpatient counseling, the Teen Parent School Program, The Children's Place Early Care and Education Center, a summer camp scholarship program, and a Christmas Program that provides clothing and toys to underprivileged Maine children.

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Our Hague-accredited adoption program, Maine's longest-operating adoption program, provides expert assistance to those hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. more »

The Harland A. Turner Counseling Center

Offering outpatient mental health counseling, specializing in play and art therapy and adoption counseling. more »

Adoption Counseling

Specialized counseling for people considering adoption as well as adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees of all ages. more »

The Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program

Providing education, counseling and guidance to pregnant and parenting teens. more »

The Children's Place

Delivering nationally accredited early care and education to children 6 weeks old to age 5. more »

The Christmas Program

The only program of its kind providing new clothing, books, games and toys to underprivileged children throughout Maine. more »

Summer Camp Scholarships

Providing an overnight camp experience to approximately 150 disadvantaged Maine children each year.more »

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