04 Nov November is National Adoption Month!
November is National Adoption Month. We invite all our friends to promote awareness through events and campaigns, social media posts, gatherings and celebrations, and simple everyday activities. There are so many opportunities to educate ourselves and others about adoption and about issues surrounding adoption.
National Adoption Month is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau with a goal to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system.
For over two decades, National Adoption Month has been promoted and celebrated every November in communities across the country. Many national, State, and local agencies as well as foster, kinship care, and adoptive family groups will help spread the word through programs, events, and activities that help raise awareness for thousands of children and youth in foster care who are waiting for permanent, loving families.
Within Adoption Month, November 9th is World Adoption Day. World Adoption Day is a day to celebrate family and a day to raise awareness for adoption.
Resources & Ideas for National Adoption Awareness Month:
- Light a Candle – Make a dedication for those who have touched your life through adoption.
- Share ideas and advocacy plans – on the National Adoption Awareness Month message board at AdoptionForums.com
- Virtual Cards – Send a virtual card to people who have touched your life through adoption at E-cards.Adoption.com.
- Use the Adoption.com Sample Letter to write letters to your local representatives
Help spread the word! Here is a collection of free tools and tips to help you effectively spread the message about National Adoption Month in your community and raise awareness about the need for adoptive families for teens in foster care all year long. These free tools are ready for you to adapt and use in your promotional, outreach, and social media efforts as you help contribute to the success of this year’s initiative!
On November 16, 2017 from 1pm-3pm EST, the Children’s Bureau will live stream The National Adoption Month Event featuring the 2017 National Adoption Recruitment Campaign PSA’s and the presentation of the 2017 Adoption Excellence Awards.