November is National Adoption Month! It’s a great time to spread awareness about adoption and how it can help create families. However, it’s also a great time to offer love and support to those who are familiar with the adoption process. There are many ways to support birth mothers, adoptive families, and adoptees this National Adoption Month!
Help Adoptive Families Raise Money
The expense of adopting a child can be overwhelming to some families (here are some tips to assist). Helping an adoptive family put together a fundraiser or educating them on resources like the adoption tax credit, can ease their stress and financial burden. Another option is donating to organizations that offer adoption grants. Advocate for adoption and support families this National Adoption Month!
Support the Children
Of course, it’s also important to support the children. Adopted children often have questions as to why they were placed for adoption. It is essential that these children are told how much they are loved and cared for. Making yourself available to them as a mentor will show them stability and that there are people who are invested in their well-being. Volunteer your time or donate needed items to foster families or local organizations that support adoptive families, birth mothers, as well as the children.
Offer Support to Birth Mothers
It’s important that birth mothers get the support they need when they make the difficult decision to place their child for adoption. Some birth mothers choose adoption because they know they cannot financially support a child. Others may have health concerns that would prevent them from providing proper care. Placing a child for adoption is one of the hardest decisions one can make. Having someone to talk to is essential before and after their decision, and it shows the birth mother that she is cared for.
You can also support birth mothers by spreading the word about how brave they are, and how their decision of choosing adoption is out of love and to provide a great future for their child. You can support local organizations, which provide help to birth mothers, through donating and volunteering.
National Adoption Month is a perfect opportunity to spread the word that adoption is a beautiful thing for everyone involved in the process.
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Please note that AdoptHelp and its employees are not financial advisors. These tips have been provided for informational purposes only. Please contact your personal financial planner or financial/tax advisors for more specific information.