Ask your church, synagogue or other religious institution to recognize National Adoption Month!

Have your pastor or rabbi speak about adoption or recognize adoptive families and waiting families during an upcoming service. Ask your religious institution to recognize adoption as a wonderful way to build families, and ask them to consider beginning an adoption ministry.

Request a special prayer for those whose lives have been touched by adoption, those who are in process of adoption and those who are considering adoption.

Have a collection in your church or synagogue for families who are adopting. Donate clothing, toys, toiletries or other necessities to growing families. Support each other by taking turns providing childcare, especially with holiday shopping coming up.

Host special activities or outings for adoptive families in your religious community. Consider setting up a parent group for adoptive parents. The North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) has great resources for how to set up and find parent groups.

Utilizing your religious community during and after your adoption can also help you find spiritual support and comfort. Visit our blog post on Adoption Bible Verses for other inspiration.