November is Adoption Awareness Month
For more than twenty years, the adoption community has observed November as National Adoption Month. What was originally started to help educate the public about adoption, and to help bring attention to hundreds of thousands of waiting children in North America, is now a time to celebrate adoption, the diversity of the family, and understanding the needs of children and families worldwide.
Adoptive families have more reasons to celebrate than secret recipes for Borscht.. There is International Women’s Day, Kwanza, Gotcha Day, and Thanksgiving, and more. Each one a reason to celebrate adoption, the diversity of the family, and to promote a better understanding of the uniqueness of adoptive families. While it is this uniqueness that brings them together, it is the similarities that bind adoptive families together.