Saturday was National Adoption Day and hundreds of children in the state of Michigan are in need of a family and a place to call home.
Governor Rick Snyder declared November Adoption Month in Michigan and November 22nd Adoption Day.
Many children end up in foster care because of abuse and neglect. Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan’s Executive Director, Paul Moceri said the goal is to turn temporary foster situations into permanent outcomes.
“We don’t want to see children languishing in temporary family situations throughout their entire childhood. Every child we believe has a right to permanency. We try to get them in a home that would adopt them and give them and give them a sense of permanency,” Moceri said.
Paul encourages families that are interested in adopting a child to contact the Child and Family Services of Northeast Michigan at 989–356–4567.
He also recommends families visit the Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange website to take a look at photos and profiles of children in need of a home.