November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Thanksgiving Day is the time to let loved ones know, if they have relinquished a child for adoption, there is no stigma, no shame and no judgement by any members of their family
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Nov. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- This month however is not just about finding homes for loving children in foster care.  Over 99% of the general public knows someone who has been touched by adoption.  They either know a birth parent (someone who relinquished a child for adoption), adoptive parent an adoptee, etc.  However there are still many birth parents out here who have NEVER told anyone about the 'ultimate sacrifice' they made, especially those who are closest to them, within their own family. This is especially true of the older generation(s).  They have been carrying the 'shame and secrecy' of having a child out of wedlock for all of these years.  Could you have a loved one or sister, brother, uncle or aunt who is one of those affected by who has kept the 'secret' and has suffered in silence?  If so, you may have a family member who has tried to make contact and was rejected, due to this secret.  How can you help?  In 2006, Thanksgiving Day was declared Family Medical History Day by the US Surgeon General.  A day to ask those around the table about medical history.  The NC Coalition for Adoption Reform,  says this day can also be one to reach out to family members who may have made the  unselfish act of giving a child up for adoption.  You can bring this up simply by saying "Did you know this is National Adoption Awareness Month?  We want our family members to know there is no stigma, no judgment, no SHAME if anyone in our family has ever relinquished a child for adoption, and we want you to know you have our moral support now more than ever!" If you or anyone you know would like assistance or support, please contact the NC Coalition for Adoption Reform  on the web at or by emailing us at
Phone:919 321-8551
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