Happy National Adoption Month!
It's an exciting time to celebrate adoption and also to raise awareness for the more than 107,000 children across the nation who are still waiting to be adopted from foster care into forever families.
We've been hearing a lot of great adoption stories already leading up to November.
Like the couple in their mid-twenties who adopted a pre-teen and will be adopting another child this month.
Or, the mother who became a foster and adoptive parent simply because she heard an ad on her local radio station that kids needed homes.
Like the single mother adopting a 15-year-old girl, giving her a place to call home as she moves into her young adult years.
Or, like the family with five adopted children, who believes there is always more room at the table.
There are literally thousands of stories of people building positive, permanent connections for kids, and we're lucky to hear even a few of them every day.
If you've ever considered becoming a foster or adoptive parent or wondered how you could help, National Adoption Month is a great time to get involved!
Find a local candlelight vigil on our website, or download some of our resources to use in your community. Or, meet children waiting to be adopted right here in Iowa.
Thanks to all those making a difference in the lives of children in foster care!
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