November is National Adoption Awareness Month. It is intended to celebrate and raise awareness of adoption. This month focuses on building awareness of children who are currently in foster care and waiting for their forever families.
Though Angel Adoption only coordinates domestic newborn adoptions, we know that all adoption issues are important and deserve recognition. So we would be very remiss if we didn’t take the opportunity to help spread the word and build awareness about foster care adoption.
The president usually kicks off the month’s activities with a Presidential Proclamation. During the month, states, communities, businesses, organizations, and families celebrate adoption, build awareness, and educate others through special events and activities.
The celebration culminates on November 21st, National Adoption Day, when communities across the country finalize adoptions together to create and celebrate adoptive families.
To learn more about National Adoption Day and view a list of activities across the country by visiting NationalAdoptionDay.org.
To learn more about National Adoption Month, visit the Children’s Bureau website.
We are celebrating National Adoption Month by sharing a few wonderful stories and resources about adoption.
Top Adoption Books and Resources: A Not-To-Be-Missed List of Recommendations
This is a thorough list of books and resources about adoption for current and hopeful adoptive families.
Adoption Books For Kids: A Reading List for Children and Teens in Adoptive and Foster Families
This is a fantastic list of more than 40 books about adoption for adopted children and adopted teens.
The Joy and Rewards of Adopting Teens
This is a beautiful story of two adoptive parents who adopted a teenage sister and brother pair from foster care.
“Of all the kids, they picked me!”
This is the heartwarming story of a girl who was adopted out of foster care on her 17th birthday.