Adopt US Kids $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – ends 11/30

We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.

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Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with Bloggin’ Mamas once again for another social good campaign. This one is for something I feel very strongly about, adoption! Please read on to find out more and then enter to win our giveaway below!! Good luck!

Bloggin’ Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council. November is National Adoption Month and they are encouraging prospective parents to adopt older youth from foster care.

The theme for National Adoption Month is, “We Never Outgrow the Need for Family.” That’s because older children and youth still have many big milestones in their life they need a family for.

There are 415,000 children in the U.S. foster care system and 108,000 are waiting to be adopted. AdoptUSKids’ maintains a national photo listing service for children waiting to be adopted. Since the project launched in 2002, more than 25,000 children who were once photo listed on adoptuskids.org have been adopted and nearly 38,000 families have registered to adopt through the website. Nevertheless, older youth are disproportionately represented – approximately 41 percent of children and youth photo listed on adoptuskids.org are between 15 and 18 years old, but only 17 percent of those adopted have been in this age group.

Older youth and teens have lower adoption rates than younger children, and they often wait longer to be adopted. But no matter their age, all kids need a supportive, loving home and the teenage years are a critical period for growth.

Visit adoptuskids.org or to call 1-888-200-4005(English) or 1-877-236-7831 (Spanish) to receive the latest information about the foster care system and the adoption process. You can also visit the campaign’s communities on Facebook and Twitter.

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard!

Give­away begins Novem­ber 21st, 2015 at 6pm EST and ends November 30th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older.
Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email.
See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.

Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the AdoptUSKids are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions about this event or would like to see your event hosted by us, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

Comments

  1. I wasn’t adopted, but I have a few family members that were adopted. I didn’t know November was national adoption month! We plan on only have one child, but if we decide on more, we will definitely be looking into adoption.

  2. AdoptUSKids offers the only federally funded national photolisting of children and youth in United States foster care who are available for adoption.
    I have a niece who was adopted .

  3. How fantastic! What a great site – The power of the internet. I was not adopted, but my sister was.

  4. I learned that each year 25,000 children age out of foster care. When I was growing up, several of my parent’s friend adopted children. I even wrote a referral letter for my godmother to adopt.

  5. I think it’s wonderful that they’re helping older kids get adopted too! Just because they’re older doesn’t mean they can’t be loved! My dad was adopted and grew up very well with my loving grandparents!

  6. I have legal guardianship of my Godson, his mother would’ve fought an adoption but she agreed to give me full custody/guardianship.

  7. Sarah Sobocinski says:

    I am very interested in adoption so I’m glad I came across this for resources. I’m not adopted but a few of my husband’s cousins are and actually one of them adopted a child too. My husband and I would love to be able to foster.

  8. I have a sister who was adopted at birth. At the time it was a real blessing for both families.

  9. I would love to adopt. Just too much money for me.

  10. They have a toll-free information and referral line for families and professionals. My co worker is adopted.

  11. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This is such a good idea. I am sure so many of these children would love to have someone love them and share their lives with them. Thank you so much for sharing

  12. A few of my cousins are adopted. I think its a wonderful opportunity for children to find good homes.

  13. This is such a wonderful program. I know a lot of people who were adopted.

  14. Gladys Aguilar says:

    I learned that the program has helped 25,000 featured kids to be adopted. That is awesome! I am not adopted nor do I know anybody that is adopted, but definitely feel that this is important

  15. I learned that A 2008 federal law gave States the ability to extend foster care for youth up to the age of 21 which I think is awesome because kids still need someone even if they’ve hit that 18th year.

  16. amber deuel says:

    Older children are less likely to be adopted. My friend gave one of her children up for adoption, she chose an open adoption and was able to see her child through out her childhood. Her child is of age and see’s her biological mother and sibling regularly!!!

  17. Diana Vuong says:

    I learned that AdoptUSKids is a project funded by the US Children’s Bureau to raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive families and support the efforts of states, tribes, and territories to find families for children and youth in foster care.

  18. I think this is a terrific site I don’t really have any adoption in my family but I have several friends who have adopted and they are so happy and fulfilled I love that this site is showing the plus side to adoption this is terrific. Everyone deserves a home and a loving family

  19. I learned that thousands of kids age out of foster care here in the US every year. My niece and nephew are adopted. Now that my own kids are grown, I wish we were able to adopt an older child.
    Mary Beth Elderton

  20. I learned that most couples seek to adopt younger children. I was adopted from South Korea when I was 4 months old. I have a brother and sister who were also adopted from Korea, not blood related. I have 5 children, my youngest is 5 months old, and we are considering adopting a baby.

  21. abedabun dawn says:

    Wow! So much info on that site! Love it! My little brother was adopted. His biological mother, for unknown reasons, just walked way one day and never came back. My mom adopted him when he was 18 months old, I was ten at the time. Though his adoption was never a secret in our house, we never seen him as being adopted. He was just our brother. Sadly, he died in a car accident at the age of 27.

  22. clickclickmycat says:

    I have never had any experience with adoptions. I haven’t even known anyone who was adopted, and I’m 60 years old. I guess I have led a sheltered life.

  23. Eileen Richter says:

    To date, 25, 106 kids have been adopted from this organization. my family has not been through adoptive services but I have a great friend who adopted a son. I also have an extended family member who adopted two children, many years ago.

  24. I learned that AdoptUSKids offers the only federally funded national photolisting of children and youth in United States foster care who are available for adoption.

  25. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I read that Now in its 10th year, this partnership promotes adoption from foster care and raises awareness of more than 100,000 children and youth waiting to be adopted. friends of ours adopted 2 beautiful baby boys.

  26. I learned that November is National Adoption month. I also learned that each year more than 20,000 of foster kids will age out of care, putting them at greater risk of homelessness, underemployment, and health challenges throughout their entire lives. I do not have a personal experience with adoption.

  27. This is a greta site. I haven’t adopted, but if I can someday I would love to.

  28. Jennifer Reed says:

    I learned from this website that the median age of children in foster care is 8, and almost 50% of children in foster care are over the age of 10. I am an adoptive parent of three beautiful children but have recently been thinking about foster care as well now that my children are getting older.

  29. Cathy French says:

    I was adopted at 4 months old. I still struggle with the desire to find my biological parents. I want to meet them and learn about my blood relatives but I haven’t yet done anything to try.

  30. Jodi Hunter says:

    I learned that they offer the only federally funded national photolisting of children and youth in United States foster care who are available for adoption. I have a friend that was adopted, and my daughter’s boyfriend was adopted also.

  31. I do not have any experience with adoption. Didn’t know November is National Adoption Month; interesting.

  32. I learned that there Congress is rewriting part of No Child Left Behind. Part of that revision could address school stability and graduation rates for children in foster care.

  33. Vanessa Deneen says:

    I have always wanted to adopt. I think that I would love adopting an older child. It saddens me that so many children age out of the foster care system without a family to call their own. They are pretty much on their own at that point and everyone needs a family. Especially someone at that point in their lives. My husband’s mother is adopted. It is a cause that is very dear to my heart.

  34. Wow…I see at the site that more than 25,000 kids posted on their site have been adopted! That’s great! I don’t have any real experience with adoption myself, although a good friend of mine where we used to live adopted her son. They are one of the closest families I know!

  35. Ashley Dionne says:

    25000 previously listed are now adopted! I already had this site book marked, I check almost every day. My husband and I have 3 little boys, we want our little girl! We are in the beginning stages of adopting!

  36. Marcia Goss says:

    I learned that November is National Adoption Month. I don’t really know anyone who has adopted a child.

  37. Debbie Clauer says:

    I had not heard of this organization before. Their results are impressive. I have no experience with adoption.

  38. To me it’s heartbreaking that so many children age out of the system before they can be adopted. If I wasn’t so dang old, I would definitely consider adopting a child.

  39. My grandmother was adopted in the early 1900’s. I’ve personally not had any experience in it. I recently met someone who adopted 4 children from Ethiopia. He said there are so many orphaned fro AIDsnot just their parents but their extended family member who would have taken them in.

  40. I learned that November is National Adoption Month! My husband was adopted, his real mom and her new husband.

  41. Amanda Stovall says:

    I learned that November is recognized as the Adoption Month!!! I have several friends as well as family members who have adopted & have had beautiful, positive outcomes as a result!!! 🙂

  42. I am not adopted, but I have two cousins who were adopted at ages 2 and 4. I learned from the site that “There are 104,000 children in the U.S. foster care who are legally free and currently waiting for an adoptive home.” Thanks for the opportunity!

  43. Learned about the National Adoption Recruitment campaign. This is now it’s 10th year of partnership and that they raise awareness of more than 100,000 children and youth waiting to be adopted.

  44. This is great! Very informative site. I was not adopted one of my best friends was 🙂

  45. I’m not adopted, but my best friend was. She did go looking for her birth mother and what she found was very unfortunate. (died of a drug overdose when my friend would’ve been around 9 years old.)

  46. November is national adoption month.

  47. jennifer peters says:

    I learned that there have been over 25,000 adoptions from this website. I have a friend who is adopted. I very good friend of mine was a foster mom. She has since adopted 2 of those children

  48. I had no clue that November was National Adoption Month. I would have done some pieces of jewelry for my store. It is amazing that 25,000 adoptions have been made possible thanks to that amazing site!

  49. Denise A. says:

    What a great website. My son and daughter-in-law are considering adoption. I’m definitely going to point them to this site as part of their research.

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