PHOENIX — Governor Ducey proclaimed November as Arizona Adoption Awareness Month to encourage all citizens to renew their commitment to increasing the number of Arizona children who find permanency through a loving, adoptive family.
View text of the proclamation below
WHEREAS, the State of Arizona recognizes the importance of giving children who cannot safely reunify with their birth families a permanent, safe, and nurturing family through adoption; and
WHEREAS, state and private agencies work collaboratively with the courts, community members, and members of faith-based organizations to unite children and adults through the process of adoption; and
WHEREAS, adoption places children into loving, permanent homes where they can flourish and grow up to be happy, healthy, productive members of our community; and
WHEREAS, adopting a child is a great joy, but also a great responsibility for adoptive families and the communities who support the families who care for them; and
WHEREAS, people interested in adopting can visit the DCS Children’s Heart Gallery website (https://www.childrensheartgallery.org/) to learn more about Arizona Children who are in need of safe, permanent family settings; and
WHEREAS, every successful adoption is more than an achievement for these children and their adoptive families; it is a story in which all Arizonans can share.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim November 2019 as
ARIZONA ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH
and urge all citizens, communities, and support organizations to renew our commitment to increasing the number of Arizona children who find permanency through a loving, adoptive family.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be
affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona
DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this thirtieth day of October in the year
Two Thousand and Nineteen and of the Independence of the United States of America
the Two Hundred and Forty-Fourth
SECRETARY OF STATE