National Adoption Month, 2013, 66609-66610 [2013-26669]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents 66609 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9049 of October 31, 2013 National Adoption Month, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every young person deserves the chance to learn and grow under the care of a loving family. Across our Nation, adoptive families give that chance to over a million children and teenagers. During National Adoption Month, we celebrate these families and stand alongside every child still looking for the warmth and stability of a permanent home. Today, nearly 400,000 American children are in foster care, and each year, thousands age out of care without the security that comes from a permanent family or a place to call home. On November 23, National Adoption Day will offer a sense of hope to children waiting for adoptive parents. As we observe this day, courts across our country will open their doors to finalize adoptions that move young people out of foster care. My Administration has worked to simplify adoption laws; reduce the amount of time young children go without parents; and ensure adoption rights for all qualified couples and individuals. We are calling for an end to discriminatory barriers that keep children from loving and stable homes. And we are working across all levels of government to eliminate roadblocks to adoption and encourage cooperation between adoption advocates, private organizations, and community and faith-based groups. This January, I was proud to sign legislation to permanently extend the Adoption Tax Credit. And to protect the young people of every nation, I signed the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act. This law will promote safe and lawful adoptions by setting Federal standards for all adoption service providers, and it will provide greater safeguards to both parents and children. This month, we celebrate adopted children, teenagers, and their diverse families. We work to give more young people permanent families and promising futures. And we encourage our friends and neighbors to open their hearts and their homes to children in need. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D2 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2013 as National Adoption Month. I encourage all Americans to observe this month by answering the call to find a permanent and caring family for every child in need, and by supporting the families who care for them. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD2.SGM 05NOD2 66610 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyeighth. [FR Doc. 2013–26669 Filed 11–4–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05NOD2.SGM 05NOD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D2 Billing code 3295–F4

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 5, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26669]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9049 of October 31, 2013

                
National Adoption Month, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every young person deserves the chance to learn and 
                grow under the care of a loving family. Across our 
                Nation, adoptive families give that chance to over a 
                million children and teenagers. During National 
                Adoption Month, we celebrate these families and stand 
                alongside every child still looking for the warmth and 
                stability of a permanent home.

                Today, nearly 400,000 American children are in foster 
                care, and each year, thousands age out of care without 
                the security that comes from a permanent family or a 
                place to call home. On November 23, National Adoption 
                Day will offer a sense of hope to children waiting for 
                adoptive parents. As we observe this day, courts across 
                our country will open their doors to finalize adoptions 
                that move young people out of foster care.

                My Administration has worked to simplify adoption laws; 
                reduce the amount of time young children go without 
                parents; and ensure adoption rights for all qualified 
                couples and individuals. We are calling for an end to 
                discriminatory barriers that keep children from loving 
                and stable homes. And we are working across all levels 
                of government to eliminate roadblocks to adoption and 
                encourage cooperation between adoption advocates, 
                private organizations, and community and faith-based 
                groups. This January, I was proud to sign legislation 
                to permanently extend the Adoption Tax Credit. And to 
                protect the young people of every nation, I signed the 
                Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act. This 
                law will promote safe and lawful adoptions by setting 
                Federal standards for all adoption service providers, 
                and it will provide greater safeguards to both parents 
                and children.

                This month, we celebrate adopted children, teenagers, 
                and their diverse families. We work to give more young 
                people permanent families and promising futures. And we 
                encourage our friends and neighbors to open their 
                hearts and their homes to children in need.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2013 as 
                National Adoption Month. I encourage all Americans to 
                observe this month by answering the call to find a 
                permanent and caring family for every child in need, 
                and by supporting the families who care for them.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                eighth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-26669
Filed 11-4-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F4