November is National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.
The first major effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care system came in 1976, when Massachusetts governor Mike Dukakis initiated Adoption Week, an idea that grew in popularity and spread throughout the nation.
President Gerald Ford later made the first National Adoption Week proclamation, and in 1990, the week was expanded to a month due to the number of states participating and the number of events celebrating and promoting adoption.
During National Adoption Awareness Month, let’s renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care.
Kinship House was started in 1996 with a focus on early intervention and long-term successful outcomes for foster children in search of their forever home. We are an outpatient mental healthcare provider for foster and adopted children in the Portland metro area. We use a variety of expert, therapeutic approaches in care. Our mission is to champion the successful permanency of each child we care for as we strive to understand their unique stories and needs as they journey to a stable and healthy home. If you would like more information about how we can possibly assist your family in transition support of an adoption, call us at 503-460-2796.
Learn more about National Adoption Awareness Month here!