October 14, 2008

National Adoption Awareness Month 2008 -- Official Website Launched

The Child Welfare Information Gateway, in partnership with the Collaboration to AdoptUsKids, recently announced the launch of the website for National Adoption Month 2008.

The early launch of the website allows everyone the opportunity to access information and materials and markn their calendars for events well in advance of the month-long celebration in November.

Recognized by Presidential Proclamation, National Adoption Month is a time set aside to raise awareness about the need for adoptive parents for children and youth in foster care. Under the leadership of the Children's Bureau, National Adoption Month focuses the nation's attention on the 496,000 children in foster care across the country, including the 130,000 children awaiting adoption.

The National Adoption Month website features a number of resources, including:

  • A Calendar of activities for National Adoption Awareness Month, November 2008.

  • Calendars and other materials are available in English and Spanish.

  • Highlights and information.

  • Enhanced search tools for the Spanish version of the National Foster Care and Adoption Directory

  • Resources for professionals, families, and teachers.

  • Resources from AdoptUsKids.

Be sure to Visit the 2008 Website for access and resources about National Adoption Month! And be sure to stay connected to the Adoptive Parents Network for all the inormation about APNs plans, contests and events!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The 28th Annual Tri-State Adoption Conference
Presented by the Adoptive Parents Committee, Inc.
Sunday, November 23th 2008
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weill Medical College of Cornell
1300 York Avenue at East 70th St.
New York, NY 10065

Join us for the largest, day-long adoption conference in the northeast featuring more than 50 adoption experts presenting workshops, seminars and panel discussions to raise awareness of adoption by providing current information and resources for prospective parents, adoptive parents, and professionals in all fields related to adoption. Also featured is an extensive array of exhibitors showcasing adoption-related services and materials. Hague approved parent training. Renowned adoption expert, author and Editor-in-chief Patricia Irwin Johnston will serve as the keynote speaker.

For Speaker and Seminar information contact Janine Fischer at 6fischer@optonline.net
For Exhibitor information contact Suzanne Kryda at sbkryda4apc@aol.com
For Journal Ads contact Alan Wasserman at alapc@aol.com
For Public Relations and press passes contact Caryl Deiches at deiches@optonline.net

APC is a volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of adoption and educating the public, media and elected officials. For over 50 years, the organization has grown to include four chapters in New York City, Long Island, Hudson Region and New Jersey.