Email Signatures and Messages

Use these tools to amplify National Adoption Month—and the resources featured—with people in your network through email, blog posts, newsletters, and more.

Email signatures

Add the National Adoption Month signature block to every email you send to help raise awareness.



Sample Messages

Message #1
Audience: General

Subject: November is National Adoption Month!

Over 117,000 children and youth across the country are in foster care waiting for a forever family. For teenagers at risk of aging out of foster care, it is just as important to secure a permanent sense of belonging.

This year, during National Adoption Month, the Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services urges us to focus on how Small Steps Open Doors for youth along their journey toward permanency. Being the person to ask youth what’s important to them, telling them you have their back, and keeping an open mind are some of the small, yet impactful, actions that can build trust and lead to meaningful conversations that uncover possibilities for permanency.

Visit the website to learn more about National Adoption Month and find tools and resources to educate yourself and your community about how we can achieve better outcomes for children and youth in need.

National Adoption Month is an annual campaign sponsored by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Child Welfare Information Gateway and AdoptUSKids.

Stay connected throughout the month to raise awareness by following #NationalAdoptionMonth on Facebook and Twitter.

Message #2
Audience: Professionals

Subject: National Adoption Month Highlights Resources that Offer Small Steps to Build Relationships With Youth & Improve Permanency Outcomes

November is National Adoption Month. The U.S. Children’s Bureau urges all communities to remain committed to finding permanency for all youth in foster care.

It does not always take a time-intensive intervention to make a major difference in a young person's life. Instead, taking small steps can have large impacts in engaging youth in permanency planning and can help lead to positive outcomes. These steps can help build trust and ultimately guide a young person toward a brighter future.

By taking advantage of every opportunity to engage youth in meaningful ways, professionals can be the keys to open doors to permanency that had once seemed impossible.

Visit the National Adoption Month website to discover resources and tools to help you prioritize conversations with young people in foster care. Find best practices, new strategies, and State examples of success and learn from youth and families with lived experience.

Help during the month of November and throughout the year. Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter. #NationalAdoptionMonth #SmallSteps