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Help Us Celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month!

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We hope that you will join MLJ Adoptions, Inc., The Fatherless Foundation, Inc., and The Villages of Indiana, Inc. to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month this November. We have teamed up to promote awareness about the need for international adoption, domestic adoption, orphan care, and foster care. During this month we will be visiting malls, businesses and attending events to promote awareness about the need for orphan care and adoption. There are hundreds of ways that you can spread the word in your home, your community, and in your State. Below are just a few ideas. Comment below with any more that you would like to share!

Promoting Adoption Awareness in Your Home

  • Watching an adoption-related movie or reading an adoption-related book with your family. Make sure that the book or movie you select portrays adoption in a positive way – Try the new movie VeggieTales movie, It’s a Meaningful Life
  • Bring the kids in the kitchen to cook a new recipe from a different culture
  • Create your own unique adoption month tradition – Trip to a cultural museum, visit an ethnic restaurant, play a game from a different culture
  • Take some time to sit and just talk to members of your family, encouraging them to ask questions about adoption, dispelling any misinformation

Promoting Adoption Awareness in Your Community

  • Ask your public library to promote adoption books throughout the month of November
  • Encourage your Human Resource Department to offer adoption assistance
  • Contact your house of worship and start or participate in an adoption ministry
  • Contact local teachers in your community to discuss adoption as a means of family building especially with Family Tree projects
  • Attend a local adoption conference or participate in a webinar

Promoting Adoption Awareness in Your State and Abroad

  • Make monetary or in-kind donations to non-profit organizations promoting adoption and orphan care, like The Fatherless Foundation and The Villages
  • Blog about your connection with adoption – we would love to post your adoption story on the MLJ blog
  • Encourage local media to write or cover a piece on adoption
  • Learn, use and teach positive adoption language
  • Volunteer with organizations that promote adoption, foster care, and orphan care

Thank you to those who continue to raise awareness for the millions of orphans worldwide!

MLJ Adoptions is a Non-Profit, Hague-Accredited adoption service provider located in Indianapolis, Indiana, working in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Isles. We are passionate about serving children in need.