November 9, 2020

Trump Recognizes November as National Adoption Month

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Oct. 30 recognizing November as National Adoption Month. In a White House press release, he praised adoption as an alternative to abortion.

“During National Adoption Month, we recognize birth families who make the difficult decision to place their children up for adoption, commend foster parents who care for children from different backgrounds, and celebrate adoptive parents who open their families to those children in need,” Trump said.

The president pointed out that he signed an Executive Order on Strengthening the Child Welfare System for America’s Children in June, which was designed to help keep American families together by prioritizing partnerships between public and private organizations. The executive order also provides resources and support for those who age out of foster care.

"My Administration believes that every human life has inherent value, and encourages adoption as an alternative to abortion. All children, born and unborn, deserve a chance to have a better, more prosperous future. I commend the selfless men and women who preserve the majesty of God’s creation by providing children with a chance at a better life.

This month, we celebrate the blessings of adoption and renew our resolve to promote a culture of respect for every human life.  Countless Americans dedicate their time, energy, and resources to the adoption process, and we honor their selfless contributions as community members, faith leaders, caregivers, role models, and families. Our Nation is strengthened by the sacred institution of the family, and devoted parents who love and protect their adopted children. As a Nation, let us commit to ensuring a brighter future for all of our Nation’s children."

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