During the October 29, 2020 Commissioners Meeting, the Board proclaimed the month of November 2020 “National Adoption Awareness Month” in Lake County, Ohio.
November is a month dedicated to recognizing the stories of youth in foster care who are in need of permanency. Children often enter into foster care due to a background of abuse or neglect. While it is preferable for children to reunite with their birth family, too often, circumstances are not ideal. When reunion with their parents is not possible, children need loving families where they can find security and stability and adoptive parents can provide that very basic comfort each child deserves.