National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month! There are many ways to become involved and to celebrate. Here are just a few…

1. Save the Adoption Tax Credit! www.adoptiontaxcredit.org. As of January 1, 2013 we will no longer have an adoption tax credit unless we take a stand. This tax credit is extremely important to adoptive families.

2. Print the handout, “8 Myths About Adoption,” from www.adoptivefamilies.com/outreach. Distribute it in your community, school, or place of worship to create a factual dialog about adoption.

3. November 17th is National Adoption Day! Send good wishes to these forever families!

4. Print, “Accurate Adoption Language,” from www.adoptivefamilies.com/pdf/stylebook.pdf. Send this document to your local newspaper or share it with friends, family, and co-workers. It is so important to use accurate adoption language when speaking on the topic. Ex: Do not use the terms: real mother and real father. Instead use: birthmother and birthfather.

5. Shop with meaning this holiday season! Purchase gifts that donate proceeds to adoption or children’s chairities. Find gifts that give back at www.adoptivefamilies.com/givingback.

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