Following up on the President’s proclamation in recognition of November as National Adoption Month

As part of Adoption Month, You Gotta Believe a New York City-based adoption organization has released this video regarding the adoption of older youth from foster care.

In addition the Every Child Deserves a Family Coalition, is encouraging organizations to highlight adoption, as well as how the Every Child Deserves a Family Act would help the more than 400,000 youth in care, approximately 23,000 of whom age out each year. The legislation prohibits discrimination against prospective adoptive or foster parents solely on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identification, or marital status or on the basis of the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child involved. As part of this the Family Equality Council will be conducting our “Allies for Adoption” campaign throughout November. “Allies for Adoption” is a public education and social media campaign celebrating families formed through adoption, and advocating for inclusive adoption and foster care legislation through the United States.