Hi all! Did you know that November is National Adoption Month? This celebration started in 1976 when the governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis announced an adoption week to promote awareness of children in need of loving families. In 1984 President Ronald Reagan declared the first national adoption week, and in 1995 President Clinton expanded the celebration so that the initiative would continue for the entire month of November. Ever since, organizations all over the United States who focus on orphan care increase their efforts for four weeks, working to spread the word about the millions of children around the world without a family to call their own.
AAC will be participating in this celebration in a number of ways. One thing we will be doing is sharing stories of families who have grown through the miracle of adoption. Every Wednesday, we will post a new story. We will also offer you a few opportunities to get involved as well. We hope that you will follow our blog throughout the month and join us in making a difference in the lives of the children who wait for their forever families to find them.
Come back tomorrow and check out the story of the Cardwell family. As a mother shares her journey to her daughters, these two gorgeous girls.