National Adoption Awareness Month: Focus on Foster Kids

NAAM is to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in foster care.

NAAM is to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in foster care.

This November Keep the Spotlight Steady

Please don’t allow the original purpose of “National Adoption Month” be upstaged by the people who profit from the sale of children. Approximately 100,000 kids who can’t return home need some one who really cares about what happens to them.

History of National Adoption Month

  • 1976: Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis announced an Adoption Week to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in foster care.
  • 1984: President Reagan proclaimed the first National Adoption Week.
  • 1995: President Clinton expanded the awareness week to the entire month of November.
  • 1998: President Clinton directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a plan to expand the use of the Internet as a tool to find homes for children waiting to be adopted from foster care.

While thousands of community organizations arrange and host programs, events, and activities to share positive adoption stories, challenge the myths, and draw attention to the thousands of children in foster care who are waiting for permanent families, you will see other organizations including adoption agencies using National Adoption Awareness Month to promote events; some of which will NOT be about children in foster care.

Feel free to engage with the media and let them know  adoption truths!

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About the Author

Kate Dahlquist
Kate is an amazing human being who lives in North Carolina with her equally amazing husband Shawn and family. She has lost two children to the corrupt adoption industry. She is known for her kind spirit, her incredible photography and an orphaned squirrel named Fergie. And her incredible Adoption Info Graphics Collection which she has been kind enough to share here. Hail to the Kate!

1 Comment on "National Adoption Awareness Month: Focus on Foster Kids"

  1. Colorado Birth/First/Natural Mothers Support Group | January 27, 2015 at 1:28 am |

    Please be aware that the foster care system is an industry that survives on other peoples children. Top foster care reform advocate Molly McGrath Tierney was the Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services. She describes how the systems and ideas of saving children makes for a dangerous mix. Listen carefully as this woman’s challenges us to rethink foster care – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c15hy8dXSps

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