It's Adoption Month!
November 1, 2017
November is National Adoption Month and Rebekah Children's Services is celebrating! Follow us all month long for a peek inside our Adoption program and celebrate as we help create forever families for the many children waiting in foster care.
A Little History
The original idea for a recognized adoption awareness week came from Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis in 1976, when he declared that his state would celebrate adoption awareness for seven days. Later, in 1984, President Reagan proclaimed the first National Adoption Week, which created a domino effect in around the country. As more and more states began to hold events for National Adoption Week, it became clear that simply a week would not suffice. In 1995, President Clinton made November National Adoption Month, and we’ve been celebrating it ever since!
National Adoption Month has become a platform for increasing awareness of the thousands of children who are in the foster care system waiting for their forever families. November is the time to remind people that these children should not be forgotten and that as a community we can rise together and find these children safe and loving homes.
Though history the need for foster to adopt families as changed. Today, our local communities are more desperate than ever to have families who can take on the responsibility of becoming a potential forever family for a child. Our largest need is for families who can support sibling groups staying together, older children and children who may have special needs.
If you have ever thought about adoption or have adoption questions call us! Our adoption team is ready to answer your questions and give you support through every step of the process. You can make a difference in the life of a child. If not you, who?