Celebrate National Adoption Month

This year, National Adoption Month focuses on the adoption of older youth currently in foster care—because “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family." This theme calls attention to our nation's population of older youth in foster care who need loving, permanent families. Youth ages 15 to 18 make up 5 percent of the foster care population – 84,778 youth. Creating lifelong connections for these young people is critical in helping them prepare for successful adulthood. National Adoption Month is a Children's Bureau initiative that brings attention to children and youth waiting for permanent families. It is supported through partnerships with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids. Click the thumbnail to see how LSSM is helping children from Michigan find their forever families.