National Adoption Day

Senator Roy Blunt
2014-11-22 09:34:53
Roy Blunt, United States Senator for Missouri Dear Unity, Today marks National Adoption Day. Every day around the world, more and more children find themselves living without families. By some estimates, there are almost 200 million orphans or abandoned children in the world today. There are more than 402,000 children in the foster care system in the United States, and more than 10,000 of those in Missouri. Among those children nationwide, nearly a quarter are waiting for families to adopt them. As a father and a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, I am proud to recognize the importance of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month in November. This spring, I was honored to receive the "Champion of Hope Award," as well as Missouri KidsFirst's inaugural "Standing with Children" Award. I'll continue working with my colleagues in the Senate to pass legislation that will fix functional problems in the adoption process and that will allow adoptions to become a bigger part of our country to help bring more children into permanent, loving families.� [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/rsz_natadoptionday_picmar_25_13.jpg] As always, I encourage you to join the conversation online by sharing your thoughts with me on Facebook [link 1], Twitter [link 2], YouTube [link 3], and on�Instagram [link 4]. Sincere regards, [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov/images/RDB_Signiture.png] [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov/images/twitter.gif] [link 5]�� [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov/images/facebook.gif] [link 6]�� [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov/images/youtube.gif] [link 7]�� [image = blunt.enews.senate.gov/images/flickr.gif] [link 8]
November 22, 2014

Dear Unity,

Today marks National Adoption Day. Every day around the world, more and more children find themselves living without families. By some estimates, there are almost 200 million orphans or abandoned children in the world today. There are more than 402,000 children in the foster care system in the United States, and more than 10,000 of those in Missouri. Among those children nationwide, nearly a quarter are waiting for families to adopt them.

As a father and a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, I am proud to recognize the importance of National Adoption Day and National Adoption Month in November. This spring, I was honored to receive the "Champion of Hope Award," as well as Missouri KidsFirst's inaugural "Standing with Children" Award. I'll continue working with my colleagues in the Senate to pass legislation that will fix functional problems in the adoption process and that will allow adoptions to become a bigger part of our country to help bring more children into permanent, loving families. 

As always, I encourage you to join the conversation online by sharing your thoughts with me on Sincere regards,

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