National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month

There are more than 100,000 children and youth involved with U.S. foster care waiting for permanent homes. November is National Adoption Month, and the Permanency Department at Family Services of NW PA is helping to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families for older youth in foster care.

The goal of National Adoption Month is to increase national awareness and bring attention to the need for permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. foster care system.

This year the theme is building an effective local response system to support prospective families in the initial stages of considering a teen adoption—and the later stages of preparing for and adjusting to it—by offering support services at every step. Teenagers are often hard to place, but they are as much in need of permanency as younger children and risk exiting the foster care system without any legal or emotional ties. A young person bereft of any family ties lacks the foundational support and compass all youth need as they mature into adulthood.

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Children of all ages need a loving, stable, permanent family. At Family Services of NW PA, we believe there is a family for every child and it is our job to connect the two. To learn more about our services, click here.

If you are considering adopting a child, call Family Services of NW PA at 866-4500.

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