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National Adoption Month

Posted on: October 31, 2007

November is National Adoption Month in the US. This year’s theme is:
“Answering the Call – You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent. There are thousands of teens in foster care who would love to put up with you.”

November 17, 2007, will mark the 8th year for National Adoption Day. Through the help of adoption professionals, child advocates, judges, and attorneys, thousands of children in foster care will finalize adoption and become part of a permanent home and family. In the US there are a little over 100,000 children in foster care who are available for adoption. Many are either older children, part of a sibling group, and some have special needs. In just a couple of days, President Bush will give a Presidential Proclamation concerning National Adoption Month.

In 1990 National Adoption Week became National Adoption Month due to so many states participating in Adoption Week. The celebration usually includes National Adoption Day with courthouses throughout the nation participating and hundreds of adoptions being finalized simultaneously. National Adoption Month is a time to celebrate family and to bring about awareness that there are hundreds of thousands of children in foster homes awaiting adoption. In a time when so many children desperately need prayer Janet Farrand has published a list of twelve simple, yet meaningful prayer requests for this time of the year.

The Answer (to an adopted child)
Not flesh of my flesh
Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously
My own.
Never forget
For a single minute:
You didn’t grow under my heart
But in it.

© Fleur Conkling Heyliger

For some great ideas on how to celebrate National Adoption Month, click here.

For More information concerning adoption, visit these sites:


1 Response to "National Adoption Month"

The Christian community can do many things to support adoption and orphans. Pray, be a foster parent, help in crisis centers or adoption agencies, cook, clean or babysit for an adoptive family, talk about widows and orphans in the church, etc. I think sometimes we get on a one track way of thinking and my concern (as an adoptive mom of a special needs child) is that people will just do as an obligation instead of what it really is and that’s an EXACT calling from the Lord.
Debbie aka The Real World Martha

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