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“An Evening at Crawford Park Mansion.”
 Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.


FFTA Staff, Members of the Board and Volunteers.

FFTA Staff, Members of the Board and Volunteers.

“An Evening at Crawford Park Mansion.”
 Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.

FFTA Executive Director, Joy S. Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW and New York State Assemblyman George Latimer

FFTA Executive Director, Joy S. Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW and New York State Assemblyman George Latimer

Rye Brook Adoption Agency
 Hosts Annual Food Tasting and Silent Auction Event

 Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc. (FFTA), a NY and CT- authorized nonprofit
adoption placement agency and resource center held its fourth annual gourmet food
tasting and silent auction event, “An Evening at Crawford Park Mansion.”
Located in Rye Brook, FFTA hosted the event in the community again this year, following the success of last year’s event and in keeping with FFTA’s community oriented mission.

Generous local participating sponsors and auction item contributors
were vital to the evening’s success.
FFTA’s Executive Director,
 Joy S. Goldstein, LCSW, ACSW,
who founded the agency in 2007 with her
husband and adoption attorney, Michael S. Goldstein, Esq. LCSW,
was inspired by the generosity of those participating and by the dedication of
local volunteers and contributors.

All of these collective efforts greatly enhance our ability to sustain and expand our outreach and educationefforts in the community for which FFTA receives no fees.”

Proceeds raised will enable FFTA to
develop new opportunities and programming with the continued goal of increasing knowledge and understanding of issues of adoption.

 “We pride ourselves on our mission to increase positive adoption awareness, empower families and serve the community,”

Ms. Goldstein stated. In addition to FFTA staff, members of the board, and committed volunteers, also lending support to the event was notable guest New York State Assemblyman George Latimer, who bolstered live
auction bidding and spoke about the impact of participation on those
erved by the non-profit agency.

Several local restaurants prepared delicious tasting dishes for the event;
participants included
Rye’s Morgan’s Fish House and Ruby's Oyster Bar,
Sonora in Port Chester, Roasted Peppers in
Mamaroneck, California Pizza Kitchen in Scarsdale,
and Blue Moon Café in Bronxville. The Wine
Gallery in Rye Brook,

All Star Beverages in Yonkers, and Captain Lawrence Brewing Company in
Elmsford provided beverages, and gourmet desserts were provided by the Melting Pot in WhitePlains, Chocolations in Mamaroneck, and Cerbone’s in Rye Brook.

A selection of lively
contemporary music for the evening was provided by Peter DeHoff, a longstanding supporter ofthe musical arts in Westchester. Additional sponsors transforming the Mansion with graceful finishing touches included White Plains Linen, and Frank’s House of Flowers in Mamaroneck, who
contributed stunning floral arrangements.

FFTA, founded and staffed by social workers, attorneys,
 adoptees and adoptive parents believes
that every child eligible for permanent adoption, regardless of racial or ethnic background, age, or physical or emotional challenge, has the right to grow up in a loving, nurturing, secure, and
forever home.

To learn more about adoption and FFTA,
 call 914-939-1180 or visit FFTA on the
web at


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