Wednesday, November 18, 2009

National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. The purpose is to raise awareness about the adoption of children and youth from foster care. This year's theme is:"You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent."

The main focus of National Adoption Month is foster care adoptions. There are roughly 129,000 children in foster care in the United States waiting for adoptive homes.

That number is staggering and heart breaking.

I have been thinking about this all week and can you imagine the pain these kids feel longing for a parent and wanting to call someone mom or dad.

I would love to adopt or foster care, clearly there are thousands of kids waiting, wishing and hoping for parents, siblings and a place to call home.

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