November 2016: Adoption Month
WHEREAS, approximately 12,500 children in Michigan live away from their birth families in foster care; and,
WHEREAS, an estimated 2,000 children in foster care throughout Michigan are available for adoption; and,
WHEREAS, during this month, we join with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan courts and various adoption agencies throughout the state to raise awareness of adoption needs and the adoption process in Michigan;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim November 2016 as Adoption Month in Michigan.