National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

“I don‚Äôt have any children, but I do have 17 nieces/nieces, who are more than enough to make me do anything I can. I am a stepdaughter and I love her. I also consider adoption. There are many children at different stages and ages that need families.” Lauren Velez

National Adoption Month is an awareness month that promotes adoption and children in need of families and homes. This national holiday aims to bring good into the world through putting children first. It also aims to bring families together. Learn more about this holiday to find out more about its history and how you can take part in it celebrations.

Adoption Awareness Month is also known as Adoption Awareness Week. It was established in 1976 by Michael Dukakis, the Massachusetts Governor. He announced Adoption Week to encourage families to foster children. The holiday was made official by Ronald Reagan’s 1984 presidency. In 1995, President Clinton declared that Adoption Week should become a month. This was due to the urgent need for adoptive parents to adopt children. The adoption process was further expanded by President Clinton allowing families to access the internet as a source of information.

National Adoption Month was made a holiday that everyone can enjoy. This effort is supported by current officials and candidates. It has proven to be somewhat successful. Each year, approximately 50,000 children have been adopted. The average age is 7 years. More statistics show that 81.5 million Americans have thought about adoption. However, 23,000 children are still in foster care and do not find a family. Although more research is being done each year, adoption is an important decision in someone’s life. It should be considered in all aspects.

Consider researching all aspects of adoption for yourself or your friend. Also, research the cost of adopting the child. Talk to your local adoption center if you’re ready to make this life-changing decision. Learn about the adoption process and how it can transform a child’s lives. You can spread awareness by sharing this holiday on social media using the hashtag #adoptionmonth.


Nov 01 - 30 2024


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