November is National Adoption Month
, and this year’s theme focuses on how to make youth voice an everyday way of life.
There are thousands of teenagers across the country currently in the foster care system who need permanent family connections to carry them into adulthood. The U.S. Children’s Bureau urges all communities to remain steadfast in the pursuit of permanency for older youth.
One way to overcome some of the barriers to permanency is to “listen and learn” from youth by creating opportunities to connect with them and understand their needs and challenges.
Visit the National Adoption Month website
to learn cutting-edge strategies and practices, find state examples of success, and see some of the work being developed by Children’s Bureau grantees
on trainings for foster and adoptive parents, mental health competency, and more.