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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, September 12, 1986, Page 2, Image 2

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2The Daily Tar Heel Friday, September 12, 1986 i NoCo adoption's ipcreagedl this -y. ear By KAREN McMANIS Staff Writer North Carolina adoption agencies are reporting an increased interest in adoption this year, due in part to a media campaign by the Children's Home Society of Greensboro. The society, a private, non-profit organization, has been running a series of newspaper, radio and television advertisements since July. The ads promote its free and con fidential counseling services and toll free number, said Audrey Poe, public relations specialist for the society. "Before the campaign, we aver aged about 40 calls a month," Poe said. "Now we receive almost 400, most of them from young women between the ages of 14 and 24 whom our campaign is designed to reach." Poe said the campaign was designed to increase public aware ness about the options available to pregnant women. "Many people thought we were an orphanage," she said. We want to emphasize that we're not an orphan age, we're someone you can talk to." Poe said that although the society is an adoption advocate, the coun selors also present young women with other options. "Our goal is to emphasize that adoption is a good choice too," Poe said. "Both those who favor abortion and those who do not are very vocal in our society. We want to make our voice heard also." 912 3t s been at too Cong since ue saw you Cast ueCcome back! Qjou fcnou; you ie missed out fantastic piices, $!ertbCe (iouas. and evpeAt sewice so come by and see us( (QJes, ue te stiCC at 114 Wendeison fit.) Stop by ox giie us a cadd at 967-7985! fiincetedy, aiACAateAs (oj dountoun CtapeC SWiCC) The Children's Home Society expects to place over 200 babies this year, almost 50 more than last year. Other agencies across the state are also reporting an increased interest in adoption. Rebecca Lawhon, a counselor for Family Services Inc. in Winston Salem, said that she felt the media campaign launched by the Children's Home Society was characteristic of a new national awareness concerning adoption. Lawhon said that more publicity was being given to the adoption alternative for women experiencing difficult pregnancies. She said that Family Services tries to counsel young women on all the options available to them. The number of women choosing to adopt has doubled over the last year, she estimated. Katherine Estridge, a counselor with Bethany Christian Services, a Christian adoption and counseling service based in Asheville, said she had also seen an increase in adoption over the last two years. Estridge said that three years ago, the service was able to place only eight babies in new homes, but that last year alone, they placed 27. The service counsels about 100 young women a year and receives many more phone calls to its toll free number, which is advertised on billboards across the state. The service, which is the second largest adoption agency in the state, plans to open offices in Charlotte and Raleigh sometime during the next year, Estridge said. She attributed the growing number of young women who are choosing adoption to better educa tion about pregnancy and the options open to pregnant women. The representatives from all three agencies emphasized that despite the increase in women giving their babies up for adoption, there are still many more people waiting to adopt babies. "This year we have over 2,000 couples who want to adopt and only 200 babies available," Poe said. "It's still a very long wait." Duke Forest Place, Suite 210A 3326 Chapel Hill Boulevard Durham. NC 27707 (919) 493-8444 is Micro Glyphics I Inc. 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Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., would raise the figure to $1.3 billion. In addition, the amend ment would reduce the 50 percent matching figure for states and localities to 10 percent. Islamic Jihad denies, kidnapping BEIRUT, Lebanon Islamic Jihad, a group of Shiite Moslem fundamentalists, denied Thurs day that it had kidnapped Amer- State Cr National ican educator Frank Herbert Reed and urged "the real kid nappers" to come forward. The pro-Iranian group, which previously claimed reponsibility for kidnapping four Americans still missing in Lebanon, made the denial in an official statement in Arabic. The statement was del ivered to the office of a Western news agency in Moslem West Beirut. The statement was accompan ied by a photograph of American hostage David Jacobsen, who was kidnapped last year. Islamic Jihad has said all of its commu niques would be accompanied by photographs of a hostage. Pinochet boots out priests SANTIAGO, Chile Presi dent Augusto Pinochet angrily criticized Chile's Roman Catholic Church, the United States and his political opponents Thursday in a speech that marked the 13th anniversary of the coup that brought him to power. As Pinochet was giving his nationally televised address, three French Catholic priests who had been detained and ordered expelled, following an assassina tion attempt on Sunday were placed by police on an airliner to Rio de Janeiro. Child video ID program held By JUSTIN McGUIRE Staff Writer The Department of Radio, Tele vision and Motion Pictures is spon soring a fingerprint and videotape child identification program today and Saturday. Robert J. Normandin, director of operations for RTVMP, said the purpose of the program was to make a record of kids showing their mannerisms and voice tones, which can be very useful in identifying them. Officer Robert Frick of the Chapel Hill Police Department is overseeing the fingerprinting of the children. To participate in the program, parents must bring their own VHS videotapes, he said. Children will be on-camera for 45 seconds to a minute with one front and two profile shots being taken, Normandin said, and they will be asked to talk about themselves. Parents will keep all videotapes and fingerprints, Normandin said. At the request of the National Bureau for Missing Children, the children's names will not be taken, he said. The taping will take place from 1-6 p.m. at Swain Hall. I Join Your Friends for "Happy Times" at Nautilus Freeweights Aerobics 3 months $132.50 LIFECYCLES Wolff Tanning Bed Whirlpool, Steam, Sauna 1 year $325.00 You don't have to be 21 to experience our new programs, equipment and service designed to fit your individual needs 503-C W. 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