National Adoption Month on November, 2017: National Adoption Awareness Month is coming up. What does it mean to you?

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National Adoption Awareness Month is coming up. What does it mean to you?

People who have been "touched" by adoption are usually acutely aware of National Adoption Awareness Month. I think that for most of us it is the cruelest possible time of the year.

On the first of the month we will launch our new activist organization, Senior Mothers Adoption Activist Coalition, SMAAC, our website and our new initiatives geared at obtaining justice for mothers of the EMS/BSE. We have several things in the works right now.

Because we are so very AWARE of adoption, in SMAAC we choose to call it National Adoption BEwareness Month, and we will wear our ribbons, red for passion, black for mourning, and white for hope. The month will culminate in National Strange and Mournful Day, November 30, named after a line of the Paul Simon song.

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November is National adoption Month in the USA. Should the USA celebrate adoption in this manner?

November is National adoption Month in the USA. Should the USA celebrate adoption in this manner?

Sure! And at the same time, I will celebrate National Adoption BEwareness Month and National Strange and Mournful Day instead.

Are you doing anything positive for Nat’l Adoption Month?

Are you doing anything positive for Nat'l Adoption Month?

When the opportunity arises, I will be reminding people that National Adoption Awareness Month was SUPPOSED to be about finding homes for the 150,000 children waiting in foster care for permanent families, though it has been hijacked by various other forms of adoption.

Not that those other forms of adoption are necessarily wrong or unethical in themselves, but foster kids get forgotten so much, it chaps my hide that the one month that is meant to focus on them... still doesn't.

I'll be spending National Adoption Month trying to remind people not to ignore the foster kids, and that there ARE kids out there who actually do need homes-- especially if they're older, or minorities, or have siblings, or have special needs. That was the purpose of the observance in the first place, and I'm going to try to stick to it.

Also on this date Wednesday, November 1, 2017...