November 2017: Adoption Month
WHEREAS, approximately 13,000 children in Michigan live away from their birth families in foster care; and,
WHEREAS, an estimated 2,700 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 2017 as Adoption Month in Michigan.