November is national adoption month in the United States, and it is a time to contemplate the hundreds of children who are adopted each year. These children are sometimes from countries all over the world or could even be from an organization in the potential parent's area. Nevertheless, the adoption of a child is typically a joyous experience for those involved. One county in New Jersey finalized dozens of adoptions on Nov. 20, national adoption day.
Adoption can be a very expensive process, though it is usually very rewarding in the end. Some employers do not have the benefits that fully support their employee if the worker decides to adopt a child. However, the owner of a popular food chain in New Jersey created a program that may help potential adopters see which employers offer the best benefits for someone looking to go down the road of adoption.
There are children all over the world that are waiting to be adopted. Likewise, there are loving families in New Jersey and elsewhere that have been waiting months or even years to adopt one of these children. A recent study suggested that other countries are not allowing as many international adoptions. If this is true, adoption proceedings could become more difficult.
Children are currently in foster care all across the United States. Certain companies in New Jersey and elsewhere are trying to pair children with couples who are thinking about adopting, and according to new statistics, it may be working. These statistics show that the adoption of children in foster care increased over the past year.
A New Jersey family has been successful in completing their overseas adoption, despite fears that it might be halted. The family was one of dozens affected by the country's recent adoption ban against hopeful American parents, made effective on January 1. They made a point to ensure that their voices were heard about the issue and raised awareness about their plight by talking to local lawmakers and using social media.