A topic close to my heart, below you can see how to raise awareness, in the hope that more families open their hearts and homes to adopt a wonderful child, who is looking for a family forever, out of Foster Care.
Below a list that I found HERE of things you can do for each day of November, just some ideas, and for sure I will do a few of these, I already have a few in mind! What about you?? Tell me about it!
1 ~ Read an adoption-specific book at home or at school.
2 ~ Celebrate your child's heritage through a new recipe, a cultural dance, or traditional fairytales.
3 ~ Ask your local libraries or bookstores to feature adoption-related books this month.
4 ~ Commit to sponsor a less fortunate child for an entire year.
5 ~ Encourage local schools to speak and teach about adoption.
6 ~ Blog about adoption awareness.
7 ~ Bake cookies for all the adoption professionals who helped you through the adoption process.
8 ~ Ask your employer to look into adding adoption benefits to your existing benefits.
9 ~ Have a get-together with members from all sides of the adoption triad.
10 ~ With your family, brainstorm and create a new family tradition.
11 ~ Make a family tree that includes both adoptive and birth children.
12 ~ Send thank-you cards to your local foster care office.
13 ~ Look into becoming a foster parent.
14 ~ Celebrate your family by beginning or catching up on your scrapbooking.
15 ~ Organize your own adoption event to have later in the month.
16 ~ Watch an adoption-related movie with your family.
17 ~ Email or call friends and family about upcoming adoption events.
18 ~ Mentor foster children close to "aging out" of the system.
19 ~ Volunteer at a local maternity home.
20 ~ National Adoption Day!
Support your local adoption community by attending a ceremony.
21 ~ Encourage your children to share their thoughts and feelings about adoption.
22 ~ Invite your local media to cover adoption events.
23 ~ Attend a local adoption support group.
24 ~ Begin a lifebook for yourself or your child.
25 ~ Thanks-giving! Spend this day enjoying your family.
26 ~ Keep positive thoughts for those currently with pending adoptions.
27 ~ Donate clothing, toys, and books to Family and Children's Services.
28 ~ Light a candle for your or your child's birth parents.
29 ~ Collect donations for waiting children and their families for the upcoming holiday season.
30 ~ Learn or teach about positive adoption language.
Isn't this a great list to follow? I hope that there will be more and more people opening their homes for a waiting child. As I said the years before when I did a posting about adoption, it changed my life/our lives for the better!! I can't think about my life without these 2 precious faces!!
GO FOR IT!!
I will blog more about what I have done or will do this month!