Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November is National Adoption Month

About a week ago I got an email from, asking me to remind people that November is National Adoption Month in the US. I'll leave the rest to them:

November is National Adoption Month and AdoptUsKids, the federally funded project whose mission is to recruit and connect foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States, and the Ad Council are working to educate potential adoptive parents on the benefits of adoption.

There are many misconceptions about adoption. The chief requirement is that potential adoptive parents have the stability, compassion, and commitment to raise a child. There are 130,000 children who are available for adoption, and are waiting for a “forever family!”

Finally, many children wait for years to be placed permanently into a home. According to The Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), 44.6% of African American children adopted from foster care have been in foster care for 5 or more years at the time of adoption.

The email also included ways to get more information:

That's all. Sorry for the delay in posting this. If you or someone you know is thinking about adoption and somehow stumbled upon this post, I'm happy I was able to help.


  1. Glad to see this post! Get the word out because there are to many kids in this country available for adobtion. I will certainly tweet this as it deserves it. Also bookmarking.

  2. Thanks. Every once in a while I get a strange email asking me to post about something, and most of the time I just ignore the email. But this one was a no-brainer.



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