National Adoption Month: What is it and Why is it Important?
November is National Adoption Month. It’s a time where you have the opportunity to learn more about the adoption world through events, support groups, and many other resources. Perhaps you never knew that November had a monthly theme attached. You wouldn’t be the only one. Another great reason for it to exist!
If you are a birth mother who is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in Texas and you are researching your options, this November is a great time to do that. Why is that? Keep reading to find out!
What is National Adoption Month?
Before we discuss why the month of November can be a rich and impactful month for you as a birth mother, Adoption Choices of Texas wants to give you a brief history of how National Adoption Month came about. Back in 1976, Mike Dukakis, Massachusetts’ governor at the time, proclaimed the first ever Adoption Week. This quickly grew and was expanded to a National Adoption Week in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan.
President Bill Clinton, in 1995, decided to finally commemorate the entire month of November to adoption awareness, thus naming it coined National Adoption Month.
Why is November’s Theme so Important?
From November 1st to November 30th, communities, businesses and organizations will have available resources to help spread awareness about adoption. This can be especially helpful to you as you research whether or not placing your baby for adoption is the best option for you and your baby. You will be able to learn about the adoption process, what types of adoption you could choose from, and what kinds of adoptive families are waiting to welcome your child into their home. Knowing all of these details and more can give you clear insight and help you make a well-informed decision.
If you have heard about the adoption world before, you’ve no doubt run into many of the negative stereotypes circulating around what our society and culture thinks of adoption as a whole and you as a birth mother. Researching adoption during November and attending an adoption-related event can show you just how wonderful adoption is, and how it can positively impact you, your child, and your child’s adoptive family.
A Month Dedicated to Adoption
While this is only an introduction to the true meaning of National Adoption Month in November, we hope that it will inspire you to research adoption as an option as you go through your pregnancy. Our adoption agency is only a call away. We would be more than happy to answer any of your questions and address any of your concerns about all things adoption. Our highly-trained and specialized staff are here to help support, encourage and empower you in any way we can.
As an expectant woman or birth parent, to learn more about adoption, contact Adoption Choices of Texas. You can call us at 888-307-3340, text us at 888-307-3340, or email us here. If you are hoping to adopt, please visit us here. We look forward to helping you through your adoption journey!
Meet the Author: Elijah Weiner is currently studying English and East Asian Studies at Denison University, and spends the majority of his free time reading a good science fiction book. His interest has always been in fiction, so whether he is reading or writing it is always based upon the imaginary world.
Elijah lives in Boulder, Co and spends his free time reading or bicycling outdoors.