Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
WHEREAS, approximately 12,100 children in Michigan live away from their parents in foster care, and, every year, an estimated 2,200 children in foster care throughout Michigan have the goal of adoption and are legally ready to be adopted; and,
WHEREAS, Adoption Day in Michigan was established by the Michigan Supreme Court and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in 2003; and,
WHEREAS, on November 24, 2020, Michigan courts will celebrate Adoption Day by finalizing adoptions, holding special events for adoptive families, and providing educational materials for citizens in regards to the adoption process;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim November 24, 2020, as Adoption Day in Michigan.