The mission of National Adoption Month is to celebrate the families who have grown through adoption, while drawing attention to the 125,000 children in foster care who are still looking for forever families. For over two decades, National Adoption Month has been promoted and celebrated across the country. National, state, and local agencies, as well as nonprofits and family groups, raise awareness and educate their communities through programs, events, and activities.
This year's theme, "Engage Youth: Listen and Learn," will highlight the importance of supporting older youth in foster care. Teenagers are often overlooked and experience many placements that result in a higher chance of aging out of the system without a permanent family. Securing lifelong connections for teens in foster care is critical to ensuring a bright and healthy future. While the country is facing these challenging times, it is more important than ever that children in foster care have our support to make sure their voices are heard.
Each week throughout November, we will be sharing stories of children who have met their forever families through the Adoption Center and some of the biggest challenges facing the foster care system today on our blog. You can also find information on the foster care/adoptive process and the different ways that you can support children in foster here.
If you are looking for more information, we are here to help, support, and guide not just in November but throughout the year contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.735.9988.