November is National Awareness Month. During the month of November we celebrate and raise awareness of adoption. While every type of adoption is recognized, the particular focus of this month is to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for children and youth in foster care.
Since we don't typically operate in the foster care space, during November we will be offering a blog series looking at the domestic adoption process from start to finish, identifying resources, perspectives and ideas to educate and prepare families for adoption. We will be sharing both the positive and negative aspects of adoption, different from many professionals and adoptive parents who focus only on the positive narratives. Adoption begins from loss and there is trauma for every child, but there are usually beautiful parts to it as well. Our goal is to help adoptive parents recognize the complicated nature of adoption and be more prepared for it, so they can be the best parents they an be to their child.