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Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month
November 23, 2010
Celebrating National Adoption Awareness Month

Posted by Deb Shrier

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Many families whose lives have been somehow touched by adoption are eager to find creative ways to celebrate. Here are a few ideas: 

  1. For parents of school aged children, bring in a book to read to the class about complex families. Some wonderful titles can be found on www.tapestrybooks.com. Favorite titles of mine include A Mother for Choco, Borya & the Burps, The Best Single Mother in the World, and Joe's Special Stories.
  2. Have a special dinner with family and friends to celebrate how important adoption is to your family. For multicultural families, consider hosting with food from your child's birth country or a local restaurant that offers traditional food.
  3. Donate adoption themed books to your public library (see www.tapestrybooks.com for additional suggestions).
  4. If you have a child who joined your family through adoption, re-tell your child his/her adoption story.
  5. Ask your child if there is some special way that he/she would like to celebrate!

What other ways does your family celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month?

Be sure to check out JF&CS post-adoption listings on our website to find out about new workshops, groups, and other ways to get involved. 

Deb Shrier is the DIrector of Post-Adoption Services at JF&CS. 

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