Sample Email Messages
Use these sample email messages to promote National Adoption Month.
Subject: Honor Sibling Connections During National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month, a time to raise awareness about the more than 100,000 children and youth in the U.S foster care system, some of whom are in sibling groups, awaiting adoptive families.
National Adoption Month is an initiative of the Children's Bureau, in partnership with AdoptUSKids and Child Welfare Information Gateway. The focus of this year's initiative, "Promoting and Supporting Sibling Connections," highlights the importance of sibling bonds for children's development and emotional well-being. The Children's Bureau is supporting a website that provides specialized strategies for recruiting families for sibling groups. You will also find examples of promising practices that States and child welfare agencies are using to promote sibling connections, ways to empower youth through education about their right to maintain sibling connections, and information about how to adopt children from foster care.
Bookmark the web section today: http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam
Subject: Tips for Honoring National Adoption Month
Below are a few tips on how you can raise awareness about National Adoption Month.
- Learn more about siblings awaiting families by visiting the National Adoption Month website's video gallery at https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/video.cfm.
- Access resources about the importance of sibling connections at http://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/professionals.
- Find information to help recruit adoptive families for sibling groups at https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/professionals/sm-recruit.cfm.
- Share links to information on how to adopt from foster care at https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/youth/adoptive-families.cfm.
- Find information on considering an adoption plan, adoption by relatives, openness in adoption, and search and reunion at https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/youth/birth-parents.cfm.
- Learn how professionals can partner with their State public information officer at http://adoptuskids.org/_assets/files/AUSK/NRCDR/working-with-your-public-information-officer.pdf (PDF - 236 KB).
- Check out the new infographic from AdoptUSKids highlighting the number of siblings placed after having been listed and placed through the AdoptUSKids national photolisting at https://www.childwelfare.gov/adoption/nam/professionals/index.cfm.