Presidential SealEach year, the President issues a Proclamation naming November National Adoption Month and encouraging awareness and action for children. Here’s a brief look at what President Obama yesterday about National Adoption Month:

As a Nation, one of our highest responsibilities is to ensure the health and well-being of our children.  With generous hearts and open minds, we strive to make sure all children grow up knowing they have a family that shares with them the warmth, security, and unconditional love that will help them succeed.  And yet, more than 100,000 children in America await this most basic support, and still more children abroad live without families.  During National Adoption Month, we celebrate the acts of compassion and love that unite children with adoptive families, and we rededicate ourselves to the essential task of providing all children with the comfort and safety of a permanent home.”

-President Barack Obama, Nov. 1, 2011

You can find the rest of the President’s Adoption Month proclamation here.