Adoption is a Great Option – The Charleston Chronicle


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By Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor

November was National Adoption Awareness Month, which came about as an effort to encourage families to consider adopting children in the foster care system.

First introduced in 1976 by then Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis as National Adoption Week, who wanted to help find forever homes for the massive number of children in foster care. Former President Gerald Ford made the initiative a proclamation due to the large number of states participating in the week. Thus, the month of November which is usually associated with Thanksgiving – a time for families to come together over food, fellowship and football — was proclaimed as National Adoption…

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