November, 2014: Adoption Month

WHEREAS, more than 11,000 children in Michigan live away from their birth families in foster care and every year, an estimated 2,500 children in foster care throughout Michigan are available for adoption; and,

WHEREAS, during this month, we join with the Michigan Department of Human Services, Michigan courts and various adoption agencies throughout the state to raise awareness of adoption needs and the adoption process in Michigan;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim November 2014 as Adoption Month in Michigan.