Monday, November 3, 2008

November: National Adoption Month

Out there in the world are thousands of kids waiting for loving homes; in recognition of that, November has been designated "National Adoption Month."

The Terrebonne Parish Library system has a display of books on the second floor of its Main Library on Civic Center Blvd. designed to help patrons educate themselves on the issue.

The State of Louisiana also has some handy links for parents looking for information on adopting children in the Pelican State.

Here are some other resources our users may find useful (complied with the help of 100 Ready-to-Use Pathfinders for the Web by A. Paula Wilson): information for parents, women who are pregnant, and those seeking reunions. Also includes directories of adoption professionals and discussion groups.

National Adoption Center--Supports all aspects of adoption, particularly for children with special needs and those from minority cultures.

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse--Sponsored by the Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, this site includes a national directory of agencies, services, state officials, and support groups.

So this should be some useful information. Of course, we encourage you to stop in and look at what else we have to offer the family looking to expand through the adoptive path.

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