Trump proclaims November as National Adoption Month

“Adoption affirms the inherent value of human life and signals that every child ‑‑ born or unborn ‑‑ is wanted and loved,” read the president’s proclamation

President Donald Trump in Topeka Kansas, USA, October 6, 2018. (Credit: markreinstein/Shutterstock)

President Donald Trump issued a presidential proclamation Oct. 31 declaring November 2018 to be “National Adoption Month.”

The president called adoption a “life-changing act” and a “blessing for all involved.”In addition to assisting families who seek to adopt, Trump said, “we must also encourage all Americans to recognize that adoption is a powerful way to show women they are not alone in an unexpected pregnancy.”

“Adoption affirms the inherent value of human life and signals that every child ‑‑ born or unborn ‑‑ is wanted and loved,” read Trump’s proclamation.

Trump also highlighted the plight of the nation’s growing foster-care system, and said that he appealed to “families, communities, and houses of worship across our great Nation to help these children find a permanent home.”

Trump’s inclusion of “houses of worship” was noteworthy. Currently, there are several cases ongoing in which faith-based foster agencies are suing localities after being denied contracts, or shut out entirely, from the foster-care process due to their religious beliefs.

This is the second year Trump has recognized National Adoption Month. The tradition of presidents promoting adoption began in 1984, when President Ronald Reagan declared one week in November to be “National Adoption Week.” In 1995, President Bill Clinton expanded the awareness campaign into a month.

Full story at Catholic News Agency.

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  1. St. Christopher says:

    President Trump is correct — adoption can be a blessing. My mother was seven when she came home from school in rural Iowa, along with her sister and two brothers. Upstairs they found my grandmother, who had put a bullet in head while they were in school. Nothing was ever the same for these children. After years of an unhappy life with a harsh stepmother, kind family friends — the grandparents that I knew — took my mother in and ultimately adopted her. She rests with my Father, and other heroes, now at the Arlington National Cemetery, a proud Navy WAVE. She was not Catholic but raised us strictly in our Father’s Faith. She prayed to “my friend Jesus” every day, a trait given to her by her Step-Mom.

  2. Your Fellow Catholic says:

    How can a man who orders families to be separated from their children, by force, be taken seriously as being in favor of adoption or of being pro-life?

    • Pope’s intention for November: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

  3. I hold President Trump ahead of many Catholics, including bishops, for protecting the unborn. He also upholds many Catholic morals which, sadly, many (c)atholics reject.

    • Peggy, name one!

      • Hey Bob Trump is OPENLY against abortion unlike the Bishops

      • Bob One, do you believe the US has a right no, a duty to control its own borders?

        • Bohemond, I do believe that the US has a duty to control its own borders. No one should come in illegally. At the same time, we should not keep out those who come seeking asylum from corrupt governments or from death at the hands of the drug lords. When people come here seeking refuge they should not have their children torn from them and put in detention all over the country. Etc, Etc..

  4. Oh really YFC. He is now building a nice tent city so that the migrants can wait all together and come in in an orderly fashion. President Trump was following the law on the books but you see that he tweaked it and everyone should be happy, It takes time to determine if the children accompanying the adults are actually their parents. BTW children of felons are separated from their parents.

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