Every November, the President of the U.S. makes a proclamation to honor November as National Adoption Month and to encourage action and awareness for children and for adoption. The following excerpt comes from President Obama’s National Adoption Month Proclamation for 2012, which was issued yesterday:
“As a Nation that believes all children deserve the chance to reach their full potential, we have a fundamental responsibility to ensure each of them grows up knowing the love and protection of a permanent family. During National Adoption Month, we give voice to children who are still waiting for that opportunity, celebrate the bond that unites adoptive parents with their sons and daughters, and recommit to providing every child with the care and security that will nurture their development and well-being.”
– President Barack Obama, November 1, 2012
You can find the rest of the Presidential Proclamation for adoption month on the White House Website.