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Read the President's Adoption Declaration

Every year, the president issues a National Adoption Month proclamation. This year's theme involves diligent recruitment and placement, which aims to place children with adoptive parents.

No Greater Miracle

"We must work tirelessly to make sure that every boy or girl in
America who is up for adoption has a family waiting to reach him or her.
This is a season of miracles, and perhaps there is no greater miracle than finding
a loving home for a child who needs one. "
President Bill Clinton

Every year in celebration of Adoption Awareness Month, the President of the United States issues an adoption declaration. A good activity for this day would be to find that declaration and spend time reading it. It is often difficult to remember that not every country supports its children in the manner that the United States does. The government's dedication to children is a reflection of the people who make up this country.

Adoption has seen an increase in numbers in recent years and continues to be on the rise. With support from the government, every child will find a family. One of the past declarations and commitments pertaining to adoption (made by the government) has resulted in more financial help for families to cover adoption costs. Others have called for an increase in media attention for waiting children. For children who live in war-torn and poverty ridden countries- this increase of media attention and promise of financial help has offered many children the opportunity for a future.

Making an effort to read the Presidential Declaration offers support to the fact that the government does care about adoption enough to address its importance. I am happy that I live in a country that devotes time, thought and energy into the children waiting for their homes. It would be very easy to forget them and focus on the major issues that surface daily and must be dealt with. As the month of November passes, be aware that adoption is an amazing opportunity. It is as time to celebrate the children that you have 'found' and think about the ones that are still waiting for their special family to find them. Spend time and effort supporting adoption in your area. This could be done by bringing the Presidential Adoption Declaration to the attention of others in your life- many do not even know that it exists.

~Angie

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