Governor Polis Proclaims November Adoption Month in Colorado

October 29, 2021

November marks the beginning of National Adoption Month in Colorado. 

The primary goal of foster care is to reunify children with their parents. However, if that option is not available, adoption or another type of permanency is the secondary goal. There are 391 kids in foster care in Colorado waiting to be adopted today. Many of the kids waiting to be adopted are teens.

National Adoption Month Proclamation 2021

WHEREAS, children are key to Colorado’s future success, prosperity and quality of life; and

WHEREAS, children are resilient. Even when they’ve experienced adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse or neglect, they can overcome and reach their full potential with help and support from the community and a loving parent; and

WHEREAS, all children and youth deserve a safe, loving family yet there are 436 children and youth in Colorado who are waiting to be adopted; and

WHEREAS, affirming, supportive parents can help a child or youth overcome past traumatic experiences and reach their full potential; and

WHEREAS, we must come together as a community to celebrate Colorado’s adoptive families and raise awareness about the need for adoptive families in Colorado; and

WHEREAS, we welcome and encourage every adult age 21 or older to consider adoption; and

WHEREAS, there are no restrictions on who can adopt based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation,  gender identity or expression, or marital status; and

WHEREAS, there is always a need for parents who are willing to adopt older kids and siblings;

Therefore, I, Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado do hereby proclaim November 2021,

National Adoption Month in Colorado

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