11/03/2007

November is National Adoption Month

November has a spacial meaning in our home, and it isn't Thanksgiving. lol November is National Adoption Awareness Month and National Adoption Day on November 17.

On National Adoption Day 2007 – Saturday, November 17 – an unprecedented number of courts and communities across the nation will come together to finalize thousands of adoptions of children from foster care and to celebrate all families who adopt. The Day brings together hundreds of judges, attorneys, adoption agencies, adoption professionals, and child advocates who are dedicated to creating forever families for waiting children.


Goals of National Adoption Day 2007
• Finalize adoptions from foster care in all 50 states
• Celebrate and honor all families who adopt
• Raise awareness about the 114,000 children in foster care waiting for adoption
• Encourage others to adopt children from foster care
• Build collaboration among local adoption agencies, courts, and advocacy organizations
• Communicate availability and need for post-adoptive services


History of National Adoption Day
National Adoption Day 2007 builds on incredible efforts over the last eight years by The Alliance for Children’s Rights through the generous support of the Freddie Mac Foundation, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and others. In November 2000, National Adoption Day sponsors worked with law firms, foster care departments, child advocates, and courts to complete hundreds of foster care adoptions in nine jurisdictions across the country. In just seven years National Adoption Day has truly grown into a national celebration, with 3,300 adoptions finalized in 2006 as part of 250 events in 50 states and the District of Columbia.


National Adoption Day Sponsors
A coalition of national partners – The Alliance for Children’s Rights, Casey Family Services, Children’s Action Network, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Freddie Mac Foundation– sponsor National Adoption Day to draw special attention to foster children waiting for permanent families and to celebrate all loving families that adopt.

1 comments:

Las Vegas agent said...

Several of the local television stations here in Las Vegas have been running public service announcements about it. We have a pretty high adoption rate compared to the national average. Although the local cable company does run several short spots about adopting throughout the year.