November is National Adoption Month and last week the President issued a proclamation saying in part,

“All young people deserve a safe place to live, and with each passing year, more children know the warmth and comfort of a loving family thanks to adoptive parents.  People who adopt do so for a variety of reasons, but they are united in the kindness and devotion they show toward children — the people who need it most.  During National Adoption Month, we recognize the selflessness of adoptive families, and we thank them for opening their hearts and their doors to young people in need of a safe, stable place to call home.”

The month will include a series of events and activities both in Washington and across the country to celebrate families.