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Vol. 80

Monday,

No. 211

November 2, 2015

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9354--National Adoption Month, 2015



Proclamation 9355--National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2015



Proclamation 9356--National College Application Month, 2015


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80 , No. 211 / Monday, November 2, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9354 of October 28, 2015

                
National Adoption Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                All young people deserve a safe place to live, and with 
                each passing year, more children know the warmth and 
                comfort of a loving family thanks to adoptive parents. 
                People who adopt do so for a variety of reasons, but 
                they are united in the kindness and devotion they show 
                toward children--the people who need it most. During 
                National Adoption Month, we recognize the selflessness 
                of adoptive families, and we thank them for opening 
                their hearts and their doors to young people in need of 
                a safe, stable place to call home.

                More than 400,000 children are in foster care across 
                America today, and over 100,000 of these children are 
                waiting for an adoptive home. Last year, over 23,000 
                youth aged out of the foster care system without having 
                found their forever families. When people adopt, they 
                open up a world of promise and possibility by providing 
                a steady, supportive environment for youth to live in. 
                November 21 marks National Adoption Day, when we unite 
                as families, advocates, and communities--and as a 
                country--to raise awareness of the barriers to adoption 
                and recommit ourselves to moving more of our young 
                people into permanent homes.

                My Administration is dedicated to supporting adoptive 
                parents and making it easier for families to adopt. 
                Earlier this year, I implemented new Federal Government 
                leave policies aimed at expanding workplace flexibility 
                and helping employees who are balancing the needs of 
                their family, including the birth or adoption of a 
                child, with the demands of their job. I was proud to 
                permanently extend the Adoption Tax Credit, which helps 
                provide necessary financial support to adoptive 
                families to ease the economic burden of the adoption 
                process. And last summer, the Intercountry Adoption 
                Universal Accreditation Act went into effect--a law I 
                signed to enforce our high legal standards for adoption 
                service providers and to protect parents and children 
                of adoptive families around the world.

                Families across our country won a victory earlier this 
                year when the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution 
                guarantees marriage equality--affirming the notion that 
                LGBT couples deserve to be treated equally. This ruling 
                was a victory for same-sex couples who have fought for 
                equality and for children whose parents' marriages will 
                now be recognized as legitimate throughout America. And 
                because of the ruling, more kids in foster care will 
                now have the chance to be welcomed into a loving and 
                supportive family to call their own.

                As we come together to give thanks and show our 
                appreciation for the professionals who work tirelessly 
                to ensure the adoption process runs smoothly and 
                efficiently, we celebrate the stories of those who have 
                been permanently and positively affected by adoption. 
                During National Adoption Month, let us embrace the 
                unique place adoptive families have in America, and let 
                us extend our fullest gratitude to all those who have 
                welcomed home a child 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 2015

[[Page 67616]]

                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.

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

[FR Doc. 2015-28035
Filed 10-30-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F6-P