Each year, the President of the United States issues a proclamation that sets aside November as National Adoption Month. In addition to the Presidential proclamation, many State governors also issue proclamations in an effort to raise awareness of the need for loving and permanent homes for children in their states.
National Adoption Awareness Month is a great time for you to get involved in the effort to make a difference in the lives of children from all across the country. The Adoption.com National Adoption Awareness Month 30 Days of Activities Calendar is a great way to promote adoption in your home as well as in your community. Take some time this November to get out and encourage the citizens in your community to become involved.
Are you interested in providing a loving and permanent home for a waiting child? The Adoption.com Photolisting features over three thousand children currently waiting for a family. To learn more about becoming a licensed home for a waiting child in your state, contact your local state agency or complete the Homestudy Assistance Form and someone from your area will contact you and tell you how to get started.
Don't see your state listed? Get involved this month by writing a letter to your local and state representitives that outlines the reasons why they should opt to include the children from your state in the Adoption.com Photolisting. Not sure what to include in your letter? We've created the sample letter that you can use when writing your representitive. Every child deserves a home so encourage your state to take every possible step to ensure that happens for the waiting children in your state.
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Note: Our authors are dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about adoption. The opinions expressed here may not reflect the views of Adoption.com.