November is Adoption month. Massachusetts was the first to promote adoption-related efforts in 1976. Governor Mike Dukakis announced the first week of November as “Adoption Week” to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care system. The idea slowly grew in popularity and spread throughout the nation. In 1984, President Gerald Ford made adoption week a national event. President Bill Clinton extended it to a whole month.
Adoption is most often a win-win situation and can be a win-win-win opportunity. It’s a win-win for both adoptive parents and adopted children—and it’s a three-way win when a mom in a crisis pregnancy decides to place the child for adoption rather than abort. During this month we urge married couples to consider giving a child a forever family through adoption.
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