Email Signatures and Messages
Use these sample messages to share this year’s resources with people in your network through email blog posts, newsletters, and more. Tailor the messages to fit the format that works best for you.
Raise awareness every time you send an email! Choose a message to add to your email signature during the month of November!
- November is National Adoption Month!
Help raise awareness & visit the website today!
- Listen and Learn from Youth | National Adoption Month 2020!
- Engage Youth: Listen and Learn | National Adoption Month 2020
- Permanency is possible. Engage #YouthVoice.
Message #1: National Adoption Month Announcement
Subject: November is National Adoption Month!
Thousands of teenagers across the country are at risk of aging out of the foster care system without permanent families or a sense of belonging.
Often youth themselves are reluctant to consider adoption or other permanency because of trauma they’ve experienced, conflicting loyalties to family and caregivers, or fear of lost identity.
Yet studies show lifelong connection to a caring adult is critical at every age.
That is why this year during National Adoption Month, the U.S. Children’s Bureau urges us to consider how we can engage youth by listening to their perspectives, understanding their needs, and learning from them to support their path to permanency.
When we open a channel of communication with youth, we can begin to address the barriers to achieving permanency, and we create opportunities for their well-being along the way.
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.
Visit the website to find important resources and tools to learn more about how to achieve better outcomes for children and youth in need of finding their “forever family.”
Message #2: Highlight Resources From National Adoption Month Website
Subject: National Adoption Month Highlights Resources to Help Professionals Integrate Youth Voice
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.
Help spread the word about the unique challenges and opportunities facing older youth waiting for adoption during the month of November and throughout the year, and stay connected on Facebook and Twitter. #NationalAdoptionMonth #YouthVoice