November Ideas for National Adoption Month by: Carrie Craft

Melissa - posted on 09/29/2009 ( no moms have responded yet )




November 8 - November 14

Saturday, November 8

Work on your life books together. Get out those piles of pictures and saved school papers and add them in. Make a goal for each family member to complete 2 pages..

Sunday, November 9

Write a thank you note to a foster care agency and thank them for the work they do to help children. If your child was in foster care consider writing to the social worker or judge from his/her case.

Monday, November 10

Contact a children's organization or foster care agency and ask how you can help. For ideas see Ways to Help Children in Foster Care.

Tuesday, November 11

Choose a country and discuss as a family how you may be able to help a child in that country who waits in an orphanage. Try researching on the Internet ways to donate care boxes or money. Check references and beware of scams.

Wednesday, November 12

Create your family tree. Complete one about your child's birth family (if information is known) as well as your adoptive family.

Thursday, November 13

Create a fun craft as a family. Great gifts for birth and/or adoptive family. Can be easily saved for future reunions with birth family too.

Friday, November 14

Do something to keep the children in foster care awaiting permanent homes in your thoughts this month. How about cutting out 129 paper dolls (1 for each 1000 in foster care who need adoptive homes) and display in your windows? How about 129 ribbons tied to the limbs of your trees?

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