Adoption Awareness Education

According to Arkansas Act 637 of 2023, public schools shall provide one (1) hour of adoption awareness instruction to students enrolled in grades six through twelve (6-12).

The DESE is actively working to review and make edits to adoption education awareness courses with accompanying lesson plans that educators may use to provide instruction in the classroom setting. These courses will become available by the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year.


For more information, please contact:

Jerri Clark, School Health Services Director
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary & Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #14
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3600
Fax: 501-682-4886

Lisa Mundy, Coordinated School Health Director
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary & Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 305-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-3600

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