National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month

October 14, 2015

Des Moines, Iowa—Iowa KidsNet is proud to join child welfare advocates and families across the country in celebrating November’s National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness for the more than 107,000 children in the United States who are waiting to be adopted from foster care and to recognize the people who make a difference in their lives.

State of Iowa Proclamation

National Adoption Month proclamation

Des Moines, Iowa—Governor Branstad signed a National Adoption Month proclamation on Nov. 6 for the State of Iowa, recognizing the importance of giving children permanent, safe and loving families through adoption.

Nationally, there are more than 101,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care. According to the Iowa Department of Human Services, there were more than 850 adoptions finalized in Iowa in State Fiscal Year 2014. 

Presidential Proclamation

The White House has issued a Presidential Proclamation for National Adoption Month, 2014:

"Every year, adoptive parents welcome tens of thousands of children and teenagers into supportive and loving families. These mothers and fathers provide their sons and daughters with the security and stability of a safe environment and the opportunity to learn, grow, and achieve their full potential.  During National Adoption Month, we honor those who have opened their hearts and their homes, and we recommit to supporting all children still in need of a place to call their own."

November is National Adoption Month

Des Moines, Iowa—Iowa KidsNet is proud to join child welfare advocates and families across the country in celebrating November’s National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness for the more than 101,000 children in the United States who are waiting to be adopted from foster care and to recognize the people who make a difference in their lives.

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