November is National Adoption Month

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While it is a bit late, you should know that November is the National Adoption Awareness Month. Starting in 1990, the idea was to "focus attention on the increasing numbers of children in the child welfare system waiting to be adopted." (From

As the father of three adopted children, I can truly attest to how wonderful the process is. It is certainly not an easy process, but raising children was not meant to be easy.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Gyrus posted on 12/1/2003 at 5:23 PM

Nice one, Raymond. I've no kids, and no plans for any immediately, but I wholly respect people who adopt. Having your own when there are so many without parents seems quite selfish. Let alone overpopulation in a time of dwindling resources...

Comment 2 by Mark Holland posted on 12/4/2003 at 9:56 PM

I had never though of adoption, but 2 years ago my brother and is wife adopted an 12 year old girl. She's great.

Since then I've wondered why the health requirements of the person adopting can't be re thought. Over weight and people that smoke are not the first choice of state adaption agencies.

My brother and his wife also foster children as needed. They live in a small town in Tennessee and there's not many people who will foster.

Comment 3 by Raymond Camden posted on 12/4/2003 at 10:08 PM

Yea, the physical requirements are a bit silly. What makes it worse is that each country has their own rules. Of course this only matters if you adopt out of country.