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The Facts about National Adoption Month:
National Adoption Month began as a week-long celebration in Massachusetts in 1976. Since then it has evolved into a month-long event! Each year, the President of the United States makes a proclamation to announce that November is National Adoption Month. This year, National Adoption DAY is celebrated on November 19, 2016. Thousands of adoptions are finalized in court rooms all across the United States on this special occasion. Every year this celebration grows larger as more and more states and courtrooms become involved. Whether you’re an adoptee, birth parent, adoptive parent, advocate, or you just simply support adoption, this November join us in celebrating National Adoption Month!
AFTH’s “Birth Mother Gift Card Drive”
Just before the holiday season, AFTH identifies several birth mothers, parenting other children at home, as being in need of extra financial assistance. Last year we were able to help 37 families. This year, with the help of adoption friendly businesses, we hope to help even more families! Please keep this opportunity in mind for your charitable giving in 2016. AFTH will graciously be accepting Target, Acme, Walmart, and Visa gift cards ranging from $25-$200. Without these gift card donations, many of the birth mothers would not be able to provide a special meal, warm clothes, and a few presents for their children during the holiday season. If you or your company would like to make a monetary or gift card donation please click on the Gift Card Drive link or contact Kellieg@afth.org.
AFTH’s “Paper Heart Project”
Consider joining the Paper Heart Project this November in honor of National Adoption Month!
Local small business & community members will be showing their support for National Adoption Month and Adoptions From The Heart by joining in our Paper Heart Project this November. For $1 donation per heart, paper hearts will be displayed to spread adoption awareness. You can join the project by visiting these local businesses, any of our office locations, or by making a donation online.
Register online to sponsor or support the 2016 “Paper Heart Project”.
All proceeds will be donated to AFTH’s Expectant & Birth Mother Fund which supports women choosing to place their children for adoption; in their education, counseling, medical care and guidance, living essentials or other special needs. For questions or to register to join please contact Kellie Gaffney at Kellieg@afth.org by October 14th.