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 AdoptionMonth.com)
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.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, or check the resources at AdoptionMonth.com or Adoption.com.