Celebrating National Adoption Month
Every November, a Presidential Proclamation launches activities and celebrations to help build awareness of adoption throughout the nation. Thousands of community organizations arrange and host programs, events, and activities to share positive adoption stories, challenge the myths, and draw attention to the thousands of children in foster care who are waiting for permanent families.
Since November 1995, National Adoption Month has provided a forum to celebrate families and increase awareness of the hundreds of thousands of children awaiting adoption – both in the United States and abroad. USCIS is proud to help unite adoptive children from around the world with American families who desire to provide a permanent and loving home for them. In fiscal year 2013, USCIS approved nearly 5,600 intercountry adoption-related petitions and played a crucial role in thousands more.
Each year, thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from overseas. This is known as an intercountry adoption.Adopting a child from another country is often a complicated journey, and the information on this site: http://www.uscis.gov/adoption is designed to help you as you move forward.
Each year, thousands of Americans adopt a child from overseas. The process of adopting a child from another country, however, can be difficult. That’s where the Department of State’s adoption website comes in. This website aims to provide what you need to know about the adoption process.
How does the adoption process work? Who can adopt? Where do Americans adopt from? Learn the answers and more at http://adoption.state.gov