National Adoption Month


National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month! We invite you to recognize and celebrate families that grew by adoption while raising awareness about the urgent need for permanent homes for children and young people in foster care. Children waiting for loving families to call their own.

#NationalAdoptionMonth is an initiative that seeks to increase awareness of adoption issues and bring attention to the need for adoptive families for teens in the foster care system. It takes all of us. Learn what you can do to help today.

Did you know?
  • 114,000 children and youth across the country are in foster care waiting for a forever family.

  • More than 1 in 5 youth waiting for adoption were 13-17 years old.

  • The average time children in care wait to be adopted is over 2.5 years.

  • Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native children spend more time in care compared to other children.

There is power in listening to and learning from youth. The stories on this page provide an opportunity to hear directly from youth and adoptive families about the importance of youth having their voices heard and the impact building a relationship based on mutual trust can have on a young person’s life.

Together, we can ensure every child thrives and is connected to committed, safe, and loving families.