The History of National Adoption Month and Motherhood Monday LinkUp

Did you know that November was chosen as National Adoption Month by a Presidential Proclamation? It’s true! Government-recognized adoption awareness first began in the United States in 1974 when former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis declared an “adoption week” in his state, and in 1995 former President Bill Clinton proclaimed November the National Adoption Awareness month.

In the nineteen years since, Adoption Month has blossomed under the direction of the Department of Health and Human Services, offering government-sponsored activities and celebrations each November to help build awareness of adoption throughout the nation. With the partnership of thousands of community organizations all over the world, Adoption Month now represents a multitude of programs, events, and activities to share positive adoption stories, challenge the myths, and draw attention to the thousands of children waiting for permanent families.

This year’s National Adoption Month theme is about the importance of sibling connections for the 102,000 children and youth in foster care waiting for adoptive families. To get involved with the programs, events and activities happening nationwide next month or for more information about the history of National Adoption Month, please visit

And don’t forget to come back here next month and read some of the AMAZING adoption stories that I will be sharing each week as part of the special M2M Adoption Month series! If you still want to submit your own adoption story for this series, please email it to me at by 11/2/14!



And now for the monthly Motherhood Monday Link Up! Please also visit M2M on Twitter @made2mother and like on!

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13 thoughts on “The History of National Adoption Month and Motherhood Monday LinkUp

  1. I always enjoy your entries – – Celebrating Adoption for the entire month of November is awesome. Thank you for sharing your interesting post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.”

  2. It takes a special person with a huge heart to adopt a child. I used to work at Children’s Division. The kiddos waiting for a forever home need to belong, be loved, and be cherished. Thank you for raising awareness about National Adoption month.

  3. Stopping by from the “Let’s Get Real” Link party. One of my sons and his wife have two little foster boys that we would love to see them adopt. IT is so sad to see the situation they came from and the great hope they would have being a part of this wonderful family.

  4. I had no idea. And that sounds like a really great series! Thanks for linking up on Equipping Godly Women Fellowship Fridays!

  5. Thank you for sharing this with us at last week’s Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party! We hope to see you there again tonight starting @ 9pm est:)

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