Monday, November 9, 2009

November is National Adoption Month



As someone who became a family through adoption, this is a topic near and dear to my heart. Everyone is different but I am hoping that if you are interested in adoption that you follow up with AdoptUsKids (http://www.adoptuskids.org) as an option in becoming a family.

The mission of AdoptUsKids is to recruit and connect foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States.  Funded by the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families, the national photolisting website contains photos and information about children in foster care.
Thirty-one percent of the children in foster care waiting to be adopted are African American are more likely to wait longer to be adopted. This is a statistic that truly saddens me.
Visit http://www.adoptuskids.org/adoption-and-foster-care-advocacy/ to learn more about adoption from foster care. You can also search for children in your area by visiting: http://www.adoptuskids.org/Child/ChildSearch.aspx.

Twitter users  @perfectparent (http://twitter.com/perfectparent or http://twitter.com/adoptuskids) or
Facebookers -  become a fan of AdoptUsKids on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AdoptUsKids.

Finally, there will be a Twitter event at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 10th to discuss the benefits of adoption, and provide information on adoption from foster care. Use the hashtag #adoptuskids to participate.
Food for thought for those who are in the research process.

1 comments:

Nikki @ Blasian Baby said...

I've linked to your post from my post on my blog. Gotta support each other right :)

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