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Download as PDF 67331 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 213 Friday, November 4, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7952 of November 2, 2005 The President National Adoption Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation All children deserve strong families with mothers and fathers who are there to protect and love them. Every year, thousands of Americans extend the gift of family to a child through adoption. During National Adoption Month, we recognize the compassion of adoptive and foster families and renew our pledge to finding loving and stable homes for children in need. Many of our citizens have revealed the good heart of America by opening their homes to children through adoption. We are grateful to every family who provides a safe, nurturing environment for their adopted children. Last year, an estimated 51,000 children were adopted from our Nation’s foster care system, and tens of thousands more were adopted through private agencies and from overseas. Today, more than 118,000 children remain in foster care in the United States awaiting adoption. On November 19, National Adoption Day, thousands of these children will celebrate the finalization of their adoptions and go to their new homes, secure in the love of families they can now call their own. My Administration remains committed to encouraging adoption. This year, 24 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico were recognized through our Adoption Incentives Program for their efforts to enhance their adoption and child welfare programs. These efforts have contributed to an increase in adoptions from 28,000 per year in 1996 to an estimated 51,000 in 2004. In addition, the AdoptUSKids initiative, which includes public service announcements in English and Spanish and a website, www.AdoptUSKids.org, has helped place more than 5,000 children in permanent homes over the last 3 years. As we observe National Adoption Month, we recognize the many caring families who have made a difference in a child’s life through adoption. By giving these children the love, guidance, and support they need to grow, adoptive and foster families play a vital role in helping the next generation of Americans achieve their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2005 as National Adoption Month. I call on all Americans to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities to honor adoptive families and to participate in efforts to find permanent homes for waiting children. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:23 Nov 03, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD0.SGM 04NOD0 67332 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 213 / Friday, November 4, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth. W [FR Doc. 05–22201 Filed 11–3–05; 10:58 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:23 Nov 03, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04NOD0.SGM 04NOD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 213 (Friday, November 4, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 67331-67332]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22201]



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Part VII





The President





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Proclamation 7952--National Adoption Month, 2005



Proclamation 7953--National Diabetes Month, 2005



Proclamation 7954--National Hospice Month, 2005



Proclamation 7955--Veterans Day, 2005


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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 213 / Friday, November 4, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7952 of November 2, 2005

                
National Adoption Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                All children deserve strong families with mothers and 
                fathers who are there to protect and love them. Every 
                year, thousands of Americans extend the gift of family 
                to a child through adoption. During National Adoption 
                Month, we recognize the compassion of adoptive and 
                foster families and renew our pledge to finding loving 
                and stable homes for children in need.

                Many of our citizens have revealed the good heart of 
                America by opening their homes to children through 
                adoption. We are grateful to every family who provides 
                a safe, nurturing environment for their adopted 
                children. Last year, an estimated 51,000 children were 
                adopted from our Nation's foster care system, and tens 
                of thousands more were adopted through private agencies 
                and from overseas. Today, more than 118,000 children 
                remain in foster care in the United States awaiting 
                adoption. On November 19, National Adoption Day, 
                thousands of these children will celebrate the 
                finalization of their adoptions and go to their new 
                homes, secure in the love of families they can now call 
                their own.

                My Administration remains committed to encouraging 
                adoption. This year, 24 States, the District of 
                Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico were 
                recognized through our Adoption Incentives Program for 
                their efforts to enhance their adoption and child 
                welfare programs. These efforts have contributed to an 
                increase in adoptions from 28,000 per year in 1996 to 
                an estimated 51,000 in 2004. In addition, the 
                AdoptUSKids initiative, which includes public service 
                announcements in English and Spanish and a website, 
                www.AdoptUSKids.org, has helped place more than 5,000 
                children in permanent homes over the last 3 years.

                As we observe National Adoption Month, we recognize the 
                many caring families who have made a difference in a 
                child's life through adoption. By giving these children 
                the love, guidance, and support they need to grow, 
                adoptive and foster families play a vital role in 
                helping the next generation of Americans achieve their 
                dreams.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim November 2005 as National 
                Adoption Month. I call on all Americans to observe this 
                month with appropriate programs and activities to honor 
                adoptive families and to participate in efforts to find 
                permanent homes for waiting children.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                second day of November, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-22201
Filed 11-3-05; 10:58 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P