• November 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 10

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November Is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for the 102,000 waiting children and youth in foster care. Funded by the Children’s Bureau, the National Adoption Month initiative is a partnership between AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway. The theme of this year's initiative is "Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections," which draws attention to the critical nature of sibling bonds and their importance for children's development and emotional well-being.

In keeping with this year's theme, the National Adoption Month website features an infographic from AdoptUSKids that provides data on sibling groups who are or have been photolisted on AdoptUSKids and have subsequently been placed for adoption. The infographic also provides data on prospective adoptive families registered on the AdoptUSKids photolisting who are interested in adopting sibling groups.

The National Adoption Month website also provides resources to help adoption professionals recruit adoptive families, resources for all members of the adoption triad—also known as the adoption constellation—and a message from JooYeun Chang, Associate Commissioner of the Children's Bureau.

Visit the National Adoption Month website throughout November and follow us on Facebook and Twitter:

https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/index.cfm#twtr=pro

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