November has been declared National Adoption Month with November 18th designated specifically as National Adoption Day. The designation of National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day serve to raise awareness about the thousands of children in foster care across the country who await permanent, loving homes and families. This year’s National Adoption Month theme is “In Their Own Words: Lifting Up Youth Voices.” Adoption Month is significant locally as well. According to the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, on any given day there are approximately 50 children in Delaware waiting for an adoptive family. For more information on foster children in Delaware who are available for adoption please visit Delaware’s Heart Gallery.