Answering the Call
Sunday, November 4th, 2007 at 4:20 pm
November 2007 is National Adoption Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the main focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.
On Oct 31. 2007, President George W. Bush proclaimed November 2007 as National Adoption Month. To read the Presidential Proclamation, click here.
Promoting awareness and action can be done through planned events, celebrations and simply just spreading the word about this important month. For ideas on how you can celebrate adoption awareness month, click here.
The first major effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care system occurred in Massachusetts. In 1976, then-Governor Mike Dukakis proclaimed Adoption Week and the idea grew in popularity and spread throughout the nation. President Gerald Ford made the first National Adoption Week proclamation, and in 1990, the week was expanded to a month due to the number of states participating and the number of events.