November is a symbolic month for many families. Some gather in thanks and celebration. Some pause to remember those not with them. Some wait to hear news about when they can travel to bring their child home.
But for reasons beyond the changing seasons, shifting storefronts, and wavering temperatures, November is a symbolic month for the nation. It comes with a Presidential Proclamation that reminds us of the responsibility we have to children.
Delcaring this month as National Adoption Month, President Barack Obama reminds us, “Adoption has become a part of many Americans’ lives and has contributed to the character of our Nation. As parents and as family members, it is our task to do all we can to give our children the very best.”
Across the U.S., National Adoption Month sparks an array of activities and celebrations that increase awareness about adoption across the U.S.
- National adoption month means we celebrate that newest ways we can help give children the homes they deserve, like extending our reach to Bulgaria
- It means we advocate for the kids currently in U.S. foster care
- It means we celebrate the impact we’ve had in the all the countries where we help children who need families: Bulgaria, China, Ethiopia, India, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S.
At WACAP, the presidential charge “to do all we can to give our children the very best” is also our privilege and our joy.