November is National Adoption Month, a month set aside to raise awareness about the critical need for permanent homes for children in foster care. National Adoption Day will take place Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM in Columbus, Ohio at the Franklin County Probate Court.
Every year, more than 100,000 children in foster care are available for adoption. Many spend more than
five years waiting for permanent, loving homes. Between 2000 and 2011, nearly 40,000 children were
joined together with their forever families as part of National Adoption Day activities.Who are these waiting children?
What happens to them?
Who adopts from foster care?
(National Foster Care Adoption Attitudes Survey, November 2007. Commissioned by the
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and conducted by Harris Interactive.)
To find out more about adopting a child in the United States, please visit nationaladoptionday.org or call
For more information on adopting children from foster care locally, call Franklin County Children Services at 614.341.6060 or visit the website at http://www.co.franklin.oh.us/Children_Services. For more information on the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy, go to: http://www.ncalp.org