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Sharing information, videos, or tools from the National Adoption Month website through your various social media channels can be an easy way for your networks to get more information or get involved.

Use these sample messages for Facebook and Twitter to help promote National Adoption Month in November and all year long.

Tips

  • Include the hashtags: #NationalAdoptionMonth2018 #NAM2018
  • Share local information
  • Feature a quote or something personal (photo, artwork, video) featuring the work of a teen in your network

Facebook

Teens can share their experience in foster care or adoption and help shape the future of child welfare practices! When they help in educating the public, they build leadership and communications skills. Connect youth to peer networks, youth advisory councils, or other organizations. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/professionals/ #NAM2018 

Teenagers in foster care across the country are inspiring their peers and making a difference in their communities by sharing their stories and insights. Visit the National Adoption Month website and learn how to empower youth voices today! https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/youth/ #NAM2018 

Youth with experience in foster care, including those who have been adopted, have a powerful perspective that can help inform agency recruitment campaigns and trainings for resource families. When they share their stories, they also build leadership and communications skills. Learn more about how youth can make a difference in your community: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/youth/ #NationalAdoptionMonth2018 

There are thousands of teenagers in foster care across the United States in need of lifelong, supportive connections. Help them share their voice, develop leadership skills, and deepen ties within their community. Visit the National Adoption Month website today for ideas! https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/youth/ #NAM2018

Older teenagers in foster care still need a family, even as they prepare for adulthood. Help them face these challenges and opportunities with resources from the National Adoption Month website. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/professionals/ #NAM2018

Teenagers with experience in foster care, including those who have been adopted, can offer invaluable insight about ways we can improve child welfare practices and policy. Learn how to engage youth voices on the National Adoption website. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/professionals/ #NAM2018

Engage teenagers in your #adoption recruitment efforts! They gain public speaking skills, and their insights can be powerful when incorporated into your recruitment or training efforts. Get tips and resources on the National Adoption Month website. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/professionals/ #NAM2018

Does your agency have a youth advisory board? Learn more about what it is and how it can help shape your programs and practices in #adoption. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/professionals/ #NAM2018

Learn how teens who have experience in foster care are sharing their stories to support others. See what opportunities might exist near you. Visit resources for youth on the National Adoption Month website to find out more. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/youth/ #NAM2018 

Securing feedback from youth about their experience in foster care or adoption can improve #adoption practices. Get ideas and tips on engaging youth voices on the National Adoption Month website. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/professionals/ #NAM2018

Twitter

November is National Adoption Month. Empower youth voices and incorporate their stories to help develop more effective adoption practices. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/ #NAM2018

Teenagers can share their experience in foster care or adoption to help shape child welfare practice! Learn how on the National Adoption Month website. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/ #NAM2018

Learn how to empower youth voices on the National Adoption Month website today. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/ #NAM2018 

Search national and State examples of youth advocacy groups and speakers’ bureaus and learn how to empower youth voices. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/professionals/ #Adoption #NAM2018

Encourage teens in foster care and those who have been adopted to share their input and help inform child welfare practice and policy. Check out these resources for professionals. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/professionals/ #Adoption #NAM2018

Three ways teenagers in foster care can gain leadership skills and help influence their community: 1. Join a local foster care alumni chapter, 2. Help with agency recruitment campaigns, 3. Participate in trainings for staff or resource families. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/nam/professionals/ #NAM2018

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