November 25, 2014: Adoption Day

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, Adoption Day in Michigan was established by the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Department of Human Services in 2003; and,

WHEREAS, on November 25, 2014, Michigan courts will celebrate Adoption Day by finalizing adoptions, holding special events for adoptive families and providing educational materials for citizens in regard to the adoption process; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, November 25, 2014 as Adoption Day in Michigan.