United Methodist and other churches, along with mosques and synagogues, are being encouraged to attend and support National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day efforts, "to help facilitate adoptions for God's children in California."
November is National Adoption Month. Communities and counties across the state of California are promoting adoption and calling attention to the needs of foster children through a series of activities and events – culminating in the celebration of National Adoption Day on Nov. 20.
A special event at the California State Capitol that day will be the "Dawn to Dusk Calling out of Names," 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., in which state and community leaders, adoptive parents, former foster children, and child advocates will sound the names of children who continue to wait for family love and belonging. The event will honor those who have come forward to transform the lives of children through adoption, along with recognizing the thousands of children in California who still are waiting for a forever family.
Among the day's highlights: a pancake breakfast, Community Adoption Information Fair, and awards for the Adoptive Family of the Year. The event will conclude with a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m.
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