National Adoption Month is our FAVORITE time of year here at Adoption STAR.
Each November, we set aside time to raise awareness about adoption and those in need of forever families, and to show support and appreciation for those touched by adoption.
This year, we’ve created a number of different ways for our virtual family to get involved in National Adoption Month online!
Participate in one or ALL of the options below.
Share Your Story!
We want to hear YOUR adoption story. Whether you’re an adoptive parent, an adoptee, a birth parent, or a friend of someone touched by adoption we want to hear your story!
Answer one of the following prompts:
- How have you been touched by adoption?
- Adoption is important because
- OR just record a short video of you and your loved ones saying “Happy National Adoption Month” – have fun with it!
Your video can be as short as 30 seconds or as long as 5 minutes long! Please note that by submitting a video, you give Adoption STAR the rights to edit or modify the video and use it on social media.
Update your Facebook picture to include one of our National Adoption Month frames! You can also record videos of yourself using the frames!
Click on the pictures to use the frame on your own Facebook camera!
For the ENTIRE month of November, Adoption STAR will have a Snapchat geofilter at the Amherst office! If you’re at the office, don’t forget to check it out!
Participate in our 30-day National Adoption Month Instagram Challenge – for anyone touched by adoption!
Everyday, the Adoption STAR Instagram account will publish a prompt. You’ll answer the prompt by posting on your own Instagram feed with hashtag #TouchedByAdoption and tag @adoptionstar.
Get Your Kids Involved!
Let’s get your little ones (whether adopted or not) involved in National Adoption Month!
1. Get Creative
Download this worksheet for your kids. Use it as a way to spark conversation and dialogue around adoption. And don’t forget to share the final product with us!
Download this Adoption Activity Booklet for your kids! (103 downloads)
2. Read Adoption Books for Kids
There are countless amazing adoption books for kids and reading is a great way to get your kids involved in National Adoption Month.
- Read an adoption related book with your kids (check out the Kids section of Tapestry Books)
- Take a “selfie” with you and your kids reading the book
- If you want to go one step further, show us you took part in National Adoption Month by sharing the selfie on social media and tagging @AdoptionSTAR.
3. For Older Kids
Participate in the “National Adoption Month Writing/Arts Challenge”.
“What does adoption mean to you?”
Your answer can be submitted in the form of a short essay (500 words or less).
You must be 18 years old or YOUNGER. This writing challenge is for any child or teen touched by adoption.
Get creative! Submit your answers via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 23rd.
We’ll have a special prize for the winner!