Every child deserves a loving family. This month, we honor the great commitment of all families who embrace children through adoption.
Over the last ten years, American families have opened their hearts and homes to more than 200,000 children from other countries. They have given vulnerable children the opportunity to thrive. Families who adopt are enriched by the love of their new children, and the heritage they bring from their birth countries. This November, we celebrate National Adoption Month and join with groups across the nation to recognize these special families. The State Department is committed to safeguarding the interests of children, birth parents, and adoptive parents worldwide.
Throughout this special month, the State Department will celebrate National Adoption Month 2012 with a number of important events, including:
Follow @ChildrensIssues on Twitter to learn about how the State Department’s Office of Children’s Issues and Ambassador Susan Jacobs are working this National Adoption Month and all year long to ensure safe, ethical, and transparent intercountry adoptions.