November is National Adoption Month: Help a Child Celebrate

you dont have to be perfectDid you know it would take less than one percent of the U.S. population to provide a forever family for every child in foster care available for adoption? November is National Adoption Month and Pediatric Safety as a member of Global Influence is participating in a coordinated effort between Adopt Us Kids, the U.S. Children’s Bureau, Ad Council, and Child Welfare Information Gateway to make the difference of a lifetime for about 130,000 children who deserve a family of their own.

The mission of Adopt Us Kids is to recruit and connect foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States. Funded by the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families, the national photolisting website contains photos and information about children in foster care.

If you’re considering foster parenting or adopting…

  • The Adopt Us Kids website has information about foster parenting, the seven step journey to fostering/adoption, and lots more useful information.
  • Information about adoption subsidies is available
  • Every state has its own guidelines on adoption. You can find this information here
  • You can search for children in your state or area who are in need of an adoptive family here at the Adopt Us Kids website:
  • If you would like to speak with someone regarding the adoption process, you can reach AdoptUsKids at 1-888-200-4005.

A national adoption public service advertising recruitment campaign was launched in July 2004 in a partnership of the Children’s Bureau, the Ad Council, and Adopt Us Kids, with the goal of raising awareness of the significant number of children in this country waiting to be adopted. New Public Service Announcements have been developed as an extension of this highly successful campaign.

If you just want to help…

Adoption/fostering is not for everyone, but there are things that you can do, such as provide respite care for families and lots more! You can reach out to your state rep (contact info here) to get more info.

Each one of us can play a role in helping a child find their forever family…


This campaign is brought to you by Global Influence, the former Momfluence network.

About the Author

Stefanie Zucker is President and co-founder of Pediatric Medical and Managing Director and co-founder of Axios Partners, a strategy consulting firm. After a number of years spent researching the safety issues associated with transporting children on ambulances she became a child health safety advocate and formed Pediatric Safety with a goal of creating a world-wide movement of parents and caregivers inspired to protect the health and safety of kids. Stefanie is a member of the PedSafe Team


2 Responses to “November is National Adoption Month: Help a Child Celebrate”

  1. Heather McD says:

    I would love to adopt a child one day. It’s an awesome thing to do for kids. I applaud anyone that adopts or fosters.

    I found you on MBC and am now following you!

    • Stefanie Zucker Stefanie Zucker says:

      thanks…and I feel exactly the same!

      btw – we’re following you too..and LOVE your “Hope Epidemic”. 🙂

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