For over two decades, November means that it is National Adoption Month. Many national, state, local agencies, as well as foster and adoptive care groups will organize events, programs, and activities during the month of November to raise awareness for children in foster care who are waiting for permanent families.
This year, National Adoption Month focuses on the finding permanent households for thousands of foster children ages 15-18 years old. Due to their age, they are less likely to be adopted and often age out of the system without a stable home. Maintaining lifelong connections for older youth is a crucial factor of their future accomplishments and overall health.
National Adoption Month is an initiative of the Children’s Bureau that is supported through AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway. In 1976, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis announced an Adoption Week in his state to raise awareness of the need for foster kids to be adopted. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed his first National Adoption Week in 1984, while President Bill Clinton expanded Adoption Awareness Week to the whole month of November.
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Our Gwinnett County adoption lawyers are committed to helping you expand your family. With more than 60 years of combined experience, we have the extensive knowledge of the Georgia family laws to help you navigate through the complex adoption system. Our legal team will make sure that you, your family, and your home are adequate enough to welcome a new addition.
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