Nov 18 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today issued the following statement regarding National Adoption Day, which will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
“On National Adoption Day, we are reminded of the many families across our nation who have made a lasting difference in the lives of thousands of children through adoption. Their compassion and commitment has given these children both a family and a bright future. Every child deserves the opportunity to be part of a permanent and loving family.”
National Adoption Day is a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the more than 107,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted. More than 400 communities across the country will be hosting events on or around this day to finalize adoptions out of foster care and celebrate families who adopt. Since 2000, more than 35,000 children have been adopted from foster care on National Adoption Day and this year, 4,500 foster care children are expected to be adopted.
Sen. Moran sponsored a resolution, which passed the Senate this week, S. Res. 302, to support the goals of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved in adoption, and encouraging the people of the United States to secure safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.