Monday, November 23, 2015

National Adoption Month Awareness #Giveaway

We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.  

National Adoption Month Awareness Giveaway- US 18+- Ends 11-30-15

Bloggin' Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council. November is National Adoption Month and they are encouraging prospective parents to adopt older youth from foster care. The theme for National Adoption Month is, "We Never Outgrow the Need for Family." That's because older children and youth still have many big milestones in their life they need a family for. There are 415,000 children in the U.S. foster care system and 108,000 are waiting to be adopted. AdoptUSKids’ maintains a national photo listing service for children waiting to be adopted. Since the project launched in 2002, more than 25,000 children who were once photo listed on adoptuskids.org have been adopted and nearly 38,000 families have registered to adopt through the website. Nevertheless, older youth are disproportionately represented – approximately 41 percent of children and youth photo listed on adoptuskids.org are between 15 and 18 years old, but only 17 percent of those adopted have been in this age group. Older youth and teens have lower adoption rates than younger children, and they often wait longer to be adopted. But no matter their age, all kids need a supportive, loving home and the teenage years are a critical period for growth. Visit adoptuskids.org or to call 1-888-200-4005(English) or 1-877-236-7831 (Spanish) to receive the latest information about the foster care system and the adoption process. You can also visit the campaign’s communities on Facebook and Twitter.

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard! Give­away begins Novem­ber 21st, 2015 at 6pm EST and ends November 30th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older. Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email. See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.
Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the AdoptUSKids are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA.

11 comments:

JLin Mei said...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids and the Ad Council are unveiling a new series of public service advertisements today designed to continue to encourage the adoption of children from foster care, with an emphasis on the need for families for older youth.

stowelljg said...

I was adopted when I was 3-months old, which was over 60 years ago. My parents told me that I was adopted from as early as I can remember. I have never had any interest in learning nor meeting the identity of my biological parents. My adoptive parents gave me a great life and I am forever grateful to them for it.

melissa crisp said...

Wow. I learned a lot about adoption that's is sad. Some things were good too. I didn't realize so many kids don't get adopted before they become adult age. Also most of the kids seem to be older kids. It just breaks my heart that most of them will probably never feel like they belong because there's a good chance of them not being adopted. I don't think being fostered would have the same feel as being adopted.

VickeC said...

we adopted thru foster care an now my daughter and her husband are in the process of adopting the 2 children they have custody of

Lauren said...

I know several families that have adopted babies. It is a beautiful way to make a family.

Cindy Merrill said...

I suspect I was adopted: Supposedly, I was born Dec. 5 1961, BUT, the certificate wasn't certified until Sept 30, 1962.
I'm sure someone was born on Dec, 5- I just doubt that was me.
I never got a straight answer out of my parents. That may well explain why I don't resemble my siblings.

Christine M said...

I have a cousin who is adopted. His parents had a hard time with the first infant they tried to adopt when it fell through at the last minute. They luckily got their lovely baby the next time with a cooperative mom.

Jenilee Dunson said...

I learned that the website is responsible for helping to find homes for over 25,000 kids needing a permanent family. that's awesome. I suffer from PCOS, and I want a family some day. So most likely, when that time comes I would be open to considering adoption myself.

Christine H said...

I learned that each year 25,000 kids age out of foster care without the support that a permanent family provides. I have a close friend who was adopted when she was around 7 I think. Her story is pretty sad, and it's rough but she's such a great person.

Linda Kish said...

As long as you are in good health and have the energy and desire to be a parent age is not a factor.
I am not adopted. I considered fostering a child when my son was an early teen but my condo was too small.

jlee said...

I learned that each year over 20,000 kids age out of foster care without being adopted. We have many close friends who have adopted and it has been such a blessing for them.