All year long, and particularly throughout the month of November, Nova Scotians are encouraged to consider changing a young person’s life through adoption. November was proclaimed Adoption Month in Nova Scotia by Premier John Hamm on Nov. 1. An adoption awareness and recruitment campaign called Kids Can’t Wait to Have a Family was also launched today, Nov. 3. The campaign involves print and television advertising and a variety of promotional print materials aimed at encouraging more Nova Scotians to explore adoption in Nova Scotia. “There are many special children waiting for a family of their own,” said David Morse, Minister of Community Services. “Nova Scotians are renowned for their big hearts and extraordinary kindness, which also make them ideal adoptive parents. Through the Kids Can’t Wait to Have a Family campaign, we are encouraging them to consider giving that love and kindness to a young person who needs a permanent family today.” There are currently about 100 children and youth in permanent care in Nova Scotia who are available for adoption. Many of these children are older, have siblings or have special needs. More information about adoption, including how families can take the first steps towards adopting a child in Nova Scotia, is available by phoning the adoption information line at 1-866-259-7780 or by visiting the Community Services website at www.gov.ns.ca/coms .
Nova Scotians Encouraged to Consider Adoption