Congressman Ander Crenshaw today (10/27) announced co-sponsorship of legislation that supports the goals and ideals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month.
"Children across the nation deserve every opportunity to grow up and become productive citizens. Adoption and foster care offer those opportunities," said Crenshaw. "I can't think of a more appropriate time to raise awareness in these areas than this November's National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day on November 19."
"National Adoption Month focuses on building the capacity of adoption professionals to recruit and retain parents for more than 100,000 children and youth waiting for permanent families in the U.S. foster care system," he continued. "And, since 2000, more than 35,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on National Adoption Day -- a time for families, adoption advocates, policymakers, judges and volunteers to come together and celebrate adoption. I strongly urge all those who are interested to join in making the entire year a memorable one for adoption and foster care. "
H. Res. 433 in the U.S. House of Representatives and S. Res. 302 in the United States Senate are designed to promote awareness of adoption and foster care, recognize current programs and efforts to promote adoption, and encourage people in the United States to seek improved safety, permanency, and well being for all children.