LANSING, Mich.-- It's become a holiday tradition, helping children in the foster system find homes and families they can feel proud to be part of.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month, with November 24th named Michigan Adoption Day.
Adoption celebrations will be going on across the state to raise awareness of the needs of foster children and educate people on the benefits of adoption.
According to the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange, each year, more than 3,000 children in Michigan are waiting for permanent, loving homes to call their own.
Kalamazoo, Ottawa and Van Buren are just some of the counties hosting adoption day ceremonies. Click here for a full list.
If you're interested in adopting a child, visit the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange.
Or, contact MARE at 3840 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. MARE can be also reached Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (800) 589-6273 (in Michigan), via fax at (734) 528-1695.
Resources are available for those who adopt that offer a variety of services including education; training; advocacy; family recreation activities and support.