Did you know that November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month?
We believe that all adoption-related issues are important, although the specific focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.
Activities and celebrations are kicked off with a Presidential Proclamation, and while efforts made at the national level certainly help build awareness of adoption, participation in local programs, events, and activities by those of us with a direct connection to adoption can often be the most effective way to promote positive perceptions, debunk the myths, and draw attention to the tens of thousands of children in foster care who wait and hope for permanent families.
If you have an interest in fostering a child or supporting adoptive families for children in the foster care system in Indiana, we encourage you to join us and the Indiana Department of Child Service at an adoption awareness event to be held this weekend, November 19th, 2011 at the Family Support Center at 1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Indianapolis from 11-3pm. Attendance is free and open to all ages.
Several adoption professionals will be in attendance to answer questions, offer resources, and promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care system in Indiana.
Working with foster families to ensure permanency for kids is one of the most rewarding parts of our practice. In this season of Thanksgiving, we are grateful for the foster families who open their homes and hearts to waiting children.