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Get Ready for National Adoption Month 2013

September 17, 2013

Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children's Bureau,Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is pleased to announce that the 2013 National Adoption Month website, created in partnership with AdoptUSKids, is now online.

National Adoption Month (NAM) draws attention to the urgent need for permanent adoptive families for the more than 100,000 children and youth in foster care waiting for adoption. This year's NAM theme, "Partnering for Permanency," emphasizes the partnerships necessary to create permanent connections for children and youth in care. To help everyone join forces to create permanent connections for the children and youth in foster care, the NAM website offers a variety of audience-specific resources.

·         Professionals can get information to help engage local media and build partnerships to recruit and retain families using the power of social media.

·         Adoptive parents can find information on adopting from foster care, learn what permanency means, and view powerful videos from youth and other adoptive families.

·         Youth can learn about how to get involved in their permanency plans, stay connected with adults and other teens through social media, find out about the benefits of being safe online, and more.


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For more information and other adoption resources, contact Child Welfare Information Gateway at 800.394.3366 or


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