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PROCLAMATION 2016 

National Adoption Month

Every child deserves a loving, nurturing, and permanent home. Sadly, more than 100,000 children, between the ages of 0 to 21 years old, in the United States are waiting for such a home; more than 2,500 children and youth in Pennsylvania and 1 in Warren County are still waiting on their forever family.  Last year 3 children in Warren County found their forever home.

The children waiting for these families are not the newborns many people picture when they think of adoption. Generally, they are older children who have experienced many hardships before entering the foster care system.  These children may face unique medical, psychological, or physical needs.  Adoption gives them a brighter future and brings great joy to the adoptive families who give them a forever home.

WHEREAS, every child deserves a forever family;

WHEREAS, nearly all of these children may have specials needs because of physical, mental, or emotional disabilities and require patience, guidance, and love;

WHEREAS, there are families able and willing to adopt children with special needs;

WHEREAS, an adoptive family’s income, marital status, or disability does not preclude the right to adopt, and;

WHEREAS, children waiting for adoptive parents, and families who have already adopted, require and deserve community and public agency support;

WHEREAS, a celebration to honor those adoptive families and children will commence on National Adoption Day, November 19, 2016;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, We, the Commissioners of Warren County, proclaim the month of November 2016 as Adoption Awareness Month in Warren County.

ADOPTED this 26th day of October, 2016.

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

Cindy Morrison

Chair

Benjamin Kafferlin

Attest:                                                                   Vice Chair

Pamela J. Matve                                                  Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                           Secretary